Two SA scrumhalves nominated for highest accolade in English game

Two SA scrumhalves nominated for highest accolade in English game

Two South African international scrumhalves currently playing their rugby in England are among the five nominees for the highest award in English rugby, the RPA Players' Player of the Year.

Sales Sharks scrumhalf, Faf de Klerk (photo GB Jordaan), who was South Africa’s leading scrumhalf last year, and former Sharks scrumhalf Cobus Reinach, who last played for South Africa in 2015 and is now with Northampton Saints, have been nominated with Danny Cipriani (Gloucester Rugby), Santiago Cordero (Exeter Chiefs) and Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

This and the other RPA Awards take place on 8 May at Twickenham.

The RPA Players' Player of the Year Award recognises the outstanding player of the domestic season as voted for by the players. It is the highest accolade in the English game.

♦ De Klerk said about his nomination: “It’s a massive honour to be nominated. There are so many outstanding players in the Premiership and to be up there nominated alongside four incredible guys means a lot. I feel extremely blessed.”
 
♦ Cobus Reinach said he was “really humbled and honoured by this special nomination. I feel incredibly blessed for the support and I wish the other nominees the very best of luck.”