Northampton Saints full-back Tom Collins insists he is already relishing the chance to follow in the footsteps of some extremely successful predecessors after being named the LV= 2014/15 Breakthrough Player of the Year.
Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards is thrilled to see his side finishing off their chances as the Falcons continued their rich vein of scoring with a 39-19 LV= Cup victory over Sale at Kingston Park.
Though the LV= Cup will never match the Aviva Premiership or European rugby trophies for prestige, it plays a valuable role in developing the next generation of players who will go on to star in those more high-profile tournaments.
If England boss Stuart Lancaster opts to fill his problem centre-pairing with Bath’s Kyle Eastmond for the forthcoming autumn internationals; he will be taking a huge selection gamble admits World Cup winner Lewis Moody.
Lewis Moody believes Bath Rugby's taste for silverware could be reignited in the LV= Cup this season, but the World Cup winner admits his former side face a tough semi-final test against near rivals Exeter Chiefs on Sunday.