Danny Cipriani and Henry Slade named among RPA Players' Player of the Year Nominees

Danny Cipriani helped Gloucester earn a play-off spot
Danny Cipriani helped Gloucester earn a play-off spot
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England and Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani has been listed among the nominees for the RPA Players' Player of the Year Award after an outstanding domestic season.

Cipriani joined the Cherry and Whites from Wasps at the start of the 2018/19 season and despite a troubled start that includes a fine of £ 2000 for a nightclub assault incident in Jersey and a three-week ban for a high tackle during the game against Munster, he has impressed helping the club claim a play-off spot.

“This is a big honour to be recognised in this way. I have enjoyed my first season with Gloucester and I am excited and motivated by what lies ahead. Thank you to my fellow players for the continued support," said the 31-year-old.

Cipriani will have to compete against Exeter duo Henry Slade and Santiago Cordero, Sale Sharks' Faf de Klerk and Northampton Saints' Cobus Reinach for the prestigious award.

Meanwhile, Gloucester's Ollie Thorley has been nominated in the Young Player of the Year Award category along with Joe Cokanasiga, Tom Curry, Alex Dombrandt and Rory Hutchinson.

Jonny May, Mark Wilson and Curry have been nominated in England Men's Player of the Year Award while Sarah Bern, Katy Daley-Mclean and Sarah McKenna will fight for the Women's Player of the Year after a successful Six Nations tournament that saw the red rose clinch a Grand Slam.

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