At the 2016 RPA Player’s Awards last night Sarah Hunter was awarded the England Women’s Player of the Year.
Just three players were nominated in this category: Emily Braund – Lichfield and England; Heather Fisher – England 7s and Sarah Hunter – Bristol and England (C)
For completeness, listed below are the winners of the all the awards – and you like me might wonder why there was just the one category for women.
The RPA Players’ Player of the Year in association with England Rugby
George Smith – Wasps Rugby
LV= Young Player of the Year
Maro Itoje – Saracens
The Old Mutual Wealth England Player of the Year
Billy Vunipola – Saracens
HSBC England Sevens Player of the Year
The O2 England Women’s Player of the Year
England Rugby Championship Player of the Year
Jack Lam – Bristol Rugby
Nine Feet Tall Personal Development Programme Award
Rob Hawkins – Newcastle Falcons
Other awards presented on the night:
RPA Special Merit Award
RPA Blyth Spirit Award in association with Towergate Insurance
The RPA Hall of Fame Induction in association with KPMG
You can find out more about the Rugby Players Association here.