The RPA Players' Player of the Year 2018 Nominees

Congratulations to our five nominees for the RPA Players' Player of the Year 2018 in association with England Rugby!    Don Armand (Exeter Chiefs): “It’s an unbelievably special award to be nominated for considering it’s voted by the guys we play week in week out. I am extremely grateful for the nomination and very thankful for their support.”   Vereniki Goneva (Newcastle Falcons): “It’s a great honour and I am very humbled to be nominated by my fellow players for this award. I never thought I would be nominated for this award again as there are so many young and talented players throughout the Premiership this season.”   Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs): “To be recognised for such a distinguished award is an enormous feeling and I am so thankful for the support I have received from my fellow players. To also be nominated for the Young Player of the Year is a very proud feeling and all credit must go to my Exeter teammates and coaches.”   Sinoti Sinoti (Newcastle Falcons): “I’m so honoured to be recognised in this way and want to say thank you to all my peers for the nomination. I love playing for Newcastle and have enjoyed what we have been able to achieve so far this season. Hopefully this nomination is just the start of something special.”   Telusa Veainu (Leicester Tigers): “I am pretty shocked to be nominated but also extremely grateful to my peers for the support. I must give credit to my Leicester teammates and coaches for giving me the opportunity to perform to my best and allowing me to go out on the pitch and do my thing.”   The RPA Players' Player of the Year Award in asssociation with England Rugby recognises the outstanding player of the domestic season as voted by the players. It is the highest accolade in the English game. To book your place at the RPA Players’ Awards 2018 in association with England Rugby on Wednesday 9th May at Battersea Evolution, London, please call 020 3053 6670 or email Martin Olima on