There are six nominees for the LV= Young Player of the Year Award 2014 as voted for by Aviva Premiership players based on performances in domestic rugby this season. To qualify for the LV= Young Player of the Year Award players must have been 23 or under as of 1st September 2013.
This other nominees include Saracens back-rower Billy Vunipola, Exeter Chiefs’ Jack Nowell, Bath Rugby’s George Ford and Anthony Watson, and Leicester Tigers’ fly-half Owen Williams.
On his nomination, Joe Launchbury said: “To be nominated for this award along with the England Player of the Year Award 2014 in Association with Rhead Group is a big honour for me. There are so many young players in the Aviva Premiership now who are playing well week in week out, so you could name any one of those to be on this shortlist.”
The winner of the award will be announced at the RPA Computacenter Players’ Awards 2014, on Wednesday 21st May.