Harlequins Andre Esterhuizen named players’ player of the year

Harlequins Andre Esterhuizen named players’ player of the year

Harlequins Andre Esterhuizen named players’ player of the year
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Harlequins focus Andre Esterhuizen has won the Rugby Players’ Association men’s players’ player of the year grant.

Leicester full-back Freddie Steward has done the twofold of youthful player and England men’s player of the year.

Esterhuizen surveyed the biggest number of votes from his kindred experts, having partaken in a remarkable season during Quins’ offered to safeguard the Gallagher Premiership title.

“It is a mind blowing distinction to win this honor and for it to be casted a ballot by every one of the players and groups that I’ve played with and against makes it significantly more extraordinary,” said Esterhuizen, who has helped Quins into the end of the season games.

Steward, in the interim, beat Quins fly-half Marcus Smith, London Irish back Henry Arundell and Sale Sharks prop Bevan Rodd to the youthful player gong.

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The 21-year-old additionally pipped Smith and his Leicester partner Ellis Genge to England men’s player of the year.

Steward, who made his England debut the previous summer, said: “It is a major distinction to win an honor decided on by your companions, and I feel lowered to win, given the ability in the game.”

Marlie Packer won the England ladies’ player of the year grant, while Quins scrum-half Danny Care took the RPA’s exceptional legitimacy grant.

Somewhere else, the RPA’s Blyth Spirit grant went to Kevin Sinfield and Andrew Fenby, previous England ladies’ star Katy Daley-McLean was enlisted into the RPA’s corridor of notoriety and Leicester wing Chris Ashton breaking the Premiership’s everything time take a stab at scoring record was casted a ballot snapshot of the time.

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