Leicester Tigers’ Vereniki Goneva completed a memorable finish to his outstanding season by being crowned the Computacenter Players’ Player of the Year 2014, at the 16th annual RPA Computacenter Players’ Awards held at Battersea Evolution, London.
The Fijian winger’s prolific form has not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals and his impressive haul of 12 tries in 18 Aviva Premiership matches has seen him take home this prestigious award.
Goneva said: “This is an extremely proud and happy moment for me to win this award. There are so many other fantastic players in the Aviva Premiership, so I feel very humbled to be named ahead of them. When I first arrived in England, I never would of thought I would win such a big award, so it means an awful lot to me. I would like to thank my family and friends as well as all my Leicester Tigers team-mates and coaches.”
Other notable winners on the night included George Ford as LV= Young Player of the Year 2014, Mike Brown as the England Player of the Year 2014 in association with Rhead Group and Rachael Burford was named the Sunday Times England Women’s Player of the Year 2014.
You can find a full list of all winners below.
The RPA Computacenter Players’ Awards 2014 winners:
Computacenter Players’ Player of the Year 2014
Winner- Vereniki Goneva – Leicester Tigers
2nd Place- Mike Brown- Harlequins
3rd Place- Chris Pennell- Worcester Warriors
LV= Young Player of the Year 2014
Winner- George Ford – Bath Rugby
2nd Place- Billy Vunipola- Saracens
3rd Place- Jack Nowell- Exeter Chiefs
England Player of the Year 2014 in association with Rhead Group
Winner- Mike Brown – Harlequins
HSBC England Sevens Player of the Year 2014
Winner- Tom Mitchell
The Sunday Times England Women’s Player of the Year 2014
Winner- Rachael Burford
Championship Player of the Year 2014 in association with the RFU
Winner- Juan Pablo Socino- Rotherham Titans
TAG Heuer Special Merit Award
Winner- Steve Borthwick
RPA Blyth Spirit Award in association with Towergate Insurance
Winner- Richard Parks
The RPA Hall of Fame Induction in association with KPMG
Winner- Jonathan Davies