Lawes, Henry Slade, Fin Smith and Finn Russell nominated for Premiership Rugby's player of the season

Courtney Lawes has started in 10 Premiership games for Saints this season
Courtney Lawes has started in 10 Premiership games for Saints this season

Northampton Saints pair Courtney Lawes and Fin Smith are named among the four nominees for the Premiership Rugby's player of the season award.

Both the players are also in the nominations for the Investec Champions Cup player of the year award after helping them reach the semi-final in the competition. Lawes is set to leave the club at the end of the season but has been instrumental in their ongoing campaign that saw them secure a home semi-final after finishing at the top of the table.

Smith on the other hand went on to make his England debut in the Six Nations earlier in the year.

The duo will be joined by Bath's Finn Russell and Exeter Chiefs' Henry Slade. Slade currently is the leading points scorer in this season's Premiership while Russell made impact straightaway after helping Bath to a play-off berth.

Harlequins prop Fin Baxter and second rower Chandler Cunningham-South, Exeter winger Immanuel Feyi-Waboso and Newcastle flanker Guy Pepper are shortlisted for breakthrough player of the season.

Saracens boss Mark McCall, Sale Sharks' Alex Sanderson, Bath's Johann van Graan and Northampton's Phil Dowson have been nominated for the Director of rugby of the season award.

The winner will be announced on 22nd May.

Premiership Try of the Season

Tyrone Green (Harlequins: Round four v Newcastle Falcons)
Tom James (Northampton Saints: Round 17 v Gloucester Rugby)
Benhard Janse van Rensburg (Bristol Bears: Round 15 vs Newcastle Falcons)
Louis Lynagh (Harlequins: Round 17 v Exeter Chiefs)

Breakthrough Player of the Season

Fin Baxter (Harlequins)
Chandler Cunningham-South (Harlequins)
Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (Exeter Chiefs)
Guy Pepper (Newcastle Falcons)

Director of Rugby of the Season

Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints)
Johann van Graan (Bath)
Alex Sanderson (Sale Sharks)
Mark McCall (Saracens)

Player of the Season

Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Finn Russell (Bath)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Fin Smith (Northampton Saints)

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