Jack Willis wins Rugby Player's Association Player of the Year award

Jack Willis has made 44 turnovers this season
Jack Willis has made 44 turnovers this season
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Wasps flanker Jack Willis has been voted the Players' Player of the Year following his successful comeback season for his club.

Making a comeback from a long-term injury, Willis received the most votes from his fellow professionals after 44 turnovers and nine tries, playing a pivotal role in Wasps reaching the final of the Premiership this season. He has overcome the challenges from Bristol's Ben Earl and Exeter's Joe Simmonds to win the award.

"It's an incredible honour to win this award and for it to be voted by all the players and teams that I've played against, and my peers, makes it even more special," said Willis.

"It is something that I am extremely proud of and something later in life, post career, that will bring me enormous pride and be a highlight of my career."

Willis was also nominated in the Young Player of the Year along with his club team-mate Jacob Umaga but Gloucester winger Louis Rees-Zammit went on to win the award.

Sale Sharks flanker Tom Curry was named England men's Player of the Year and Gloucester's Zoe Aldcroft went on to win the Women's Award. Gloucester's Louis Rees-Zammit won Sanlam Young Player of the Year award. Meg Jones was named the England Women's 7s Player of the Year and Saracens stalwart Richard Wigglesworth was named the 2020 winner of the RPA Special Merit Award. RPA's Blyth Spirit Award in association with Towergate Insurance was awarded to both Michael Fatialofa & Tom Smith and finally Sir Bill Beaumont received the Mammoth Mattress RPA Hall of Fame Award.

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