HSBC England Sevens Player of the Year Award 2014 Nominees


The Rugby Players’ Association (The RPA) is delighted to announce the shortlist for the HSBC England Sevens Player of the Year Award 2014 to be presented at the RPA Computacenter Players’ Awards held at Battersea Evolution on Wednesday 21st May.

The 2013 HSBC England Sevens Player of the Year was won by Daniel Norton and is awarded to the player that shows exceptional talent on the Sevens circuit as voted for by the England Sevens squad. It also helps to recognise the continued growth and popularity of the sport on the global stage.

This year’s nominations include Tom Mitchell, who topped the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series top points tally after nine events with 358 points.

Joining Mitchell is outstanding forward James Rodwell who played his 50th consecutive world series sevens tournament in Hong Kong this March.

Also nominated for this season’s award is 24 year old Mike Ellery, who despite missing several events due to a injury, has scored nine tries this season.

The fourth and final nominee for the HSBC England Sevens Player of the Year Award 2014 is exciting fly-half Daniel Bibby who has established himself as a regular in Simon Amor’s squad this season.

The nominees for the HSBC England Sevens Player of the Year 2014 are:

Daniel Bibby

Mike Ellery

Tom Mitchell

James Rodwell

Quotes from nominees:

Daniel Bibby said: “I’m really chuffed to be nominated, especially because the nomination has come from my team mates who I play and train with. It’s nice to be recognised for all the hard work and really is a major honour for me. I feel this season has been a great experience for me in a lot of ways. Having Simon Amor work hard with us to develop individual and team core skills has helped me improve my personal game. He’s been great, advising and guiding me to be the best international player I can be. I’ve really enjoyed playing this season and I am looking forward to pushing myself even further to improve and grow as a player next season.

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