Bath Rugby centre, Jonathan Joseph, secured a tremendous double at the RPA Players’ Awards 2015 last night being crowned both the RPA Players’ Player of the Year and The England Player of the Year 2015 in association with Rhead Group.
On a night where 2003 Rugby World Cup winner, Jonny Wilkinson, became the latest inductee into the RPA Hall of Fame in association with KPMG, Joseph polled the most number of votes from his fellow players to complete a memorable night for the 23-year-old.
The Bath Rugby and England centre has been in outstanding form for both club and country during the 2014/15 season, helping to propel Bath into second place in the Aviva Premiership table and crossing the line four times in five games during England’s 2015 RBS 6 Nations campaign.
Joseph said upon winning the awards: “I’m extremely honoured to win both of these prestigious awards, especially given the immense quality amongst the other nominees. As always I would like to thank the people who’ve made this possible, my family and friends, teammates, coaches and all the people who have pushed me to strive to achieve my absolute best. I’m enormously proud to have my name on two of the RPA’s Awards, it’s an absolute pleasure to have received this level of recognition from my peers.