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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Nick Evans named Aviva Premiership Player of the Month


Harlequins flyhalf Nick Evans has been voted as the Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for September. He was chosen as a stand-out performer by a panel of rugby media, including writers, broadcasters, and photographers.

"The Quins have made a sensational start to the season and Nick has shown exactly why he should be 12,000 miles away in New Zealand as part of the All Blacks World Cup squad. But New Zealand's loss is Harlequins gain as Nick continues to demonstrate why he is one of the best foreign players ever to take the field in the Aviva Premiership," said Rugby World editor Paul Morgan.

Evans, now 31, spoke of the pride he felt in picking up the award.

"I am lucky to be in a team that allows me to play the way I want to. We enjoy playing together and the results so far have reflected that. The support off the pitch from the coaches and Quins fans is great and I am looking for a great season in the Aviva Premiership," he said.

A fantastic talent that in another era might have been an All Black great. Would you have him in New Zealand right now, especially as the All Blacks are down to their third choice number ten?

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stroudos October 13, 2011 1:04 pm

What a shit video. I'm fairly sure he didn't get the award in recognition of his ability to line-up kicks or look good in moody slow-motion. There must be more footage of him delivering killer passes or making line-breaks or putting in tackles - I know he's done plenty of those things, which is why he should be in NZ at the moment. Who put this together, Premiership Rugby? Whoever did it needs to be given this tip on how to put a montage together: less time on slick production (admittedly very nice) and more time on actually selecting meaningful footage.

Anyway, well done Nick Evans. Thoroughly deserved.

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ABE ruggerman October 13, 2011 3:16 pm

Exactly. I was just about to type the same.

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Rugbydump October 13, 2011 3:58 pm

In this case the video is just a bit of support for the story/news, as opposed to the other way around.

A more detailed vid would have been nice though, agreed.

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stroudos October 17, 2011 10:37 am

Just to be clear, Mr Dump, I wasn't having a pop at you!

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Red Eye Jedi October 13, 2011 1:35 pm

Completely agree with you on every single point you made there, stroudos. Nick Evans should be in NZ, I think its time for us to get over this policy and make one little exception at this crucial time. We are down to our 3rd choice fly-half.

Also well done Evans.

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ablls October 13, 2011 1:54 pm

I was expecting some real plays in the video...

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Jeroz October 13, 2011 2:45 pm

as much as I rate Cruden, I would so love to have either Evans or McAlister in that no.10 jersey right now. Both great talent and should have be on this big stage instead of playing club rugby

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