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A night of celebration as Gallagher Premiership award winners revealed

BY Jack Tunney  ·  Thursday May 23, 2024

The Gallagher Premiership awards evening has concluded with a whole host of deserved winners picking up their individual trophies as the best of the best amalgamated for an evening of celebration in the country’s capital.

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London called, as the Premierships most talented players and coaches donned their finest suits for an occasion that would celebrate their wonderful performances over the past season.

Gallagher Premiership award winners:

Player of the Season: Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

Breakthrough Player of the Season: Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (Exeter Chiefs)

Director of Rugby of the Season: Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints)

Community Player of the Season: Andy Christie (Saracens)

Premiership Rugby Top Try Scorer: Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints)

Premiership Rugby Top Points Scorer: Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

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Special Recognition Award: Wayne Barnes (Referee)

Premiership Rugby Try of the Season: Tyrone Green (Harlequins: Round 4 vs Newcastle Falcons)

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Simon Massie-Taylor, CEO of Premiership Rugby, said:

“The 2023/24 Gallagher Premiership Rugby season has produced some incredible moments of drama and many of those protagonists went on to receive awards for their part.

“Henry Slade has had a memorable season from start to finish, after missing out on the Rugby World Cup in France. He led a young, new-look Exeter Chiefs side to within touching distance of the play-offs.

“Henry is a world-class player and this season has also won a number of games with a clutch kick in the last play – so is a worthy winner of the Gallagher Player of the Season.

“Immanuel Feyi-Waboso’s season is a breakthrough in every sense of the word.

“From University and National League Rugby to become one of the Gallagher Premiership and England’s shining stars in the space of a season is an incredible achievement. I can’t wait to follow his career at Exeter Chiefs.

“Then taking Northampton Saints from the play-off positions to top of the league makes Phil Dowson the obvious choice for Director of Rugby of the Season.

“On top of that, he has improved a young batch of English talent to become stars of Premiership Rugby and then England regulars, which is testament to the outstanding job Phil is doing in Northampton.

“Premiership Rugby Try of the Season must have been a tough task for the panel with a host of stunning tries to choose from. Saying that, the image of Tyrone Green’s ‘Superman’ dive will stay in the memory of Premiership fans for years to come and was one of the defining images of the season.

“A try my kids will never forget, having been there that day at Harlequins – an exhibition of extreme skill like that remind us of the talent we have in the Gallagher Premiership.

“I was very impressed by some of the terrific work being done in the community, too. Andy Christie’s efforts with the Sporting Roots project stood out amongst an impressive shortlist.

“We shouldn’t forget our Top Points scorer and Top Try Scorer. As well as Gallagher Player of the Season Henry Slade is the Top Points scorer with five tries added to 127 points from the tee.

“Saints’ Ollie Sleightholme was five clear of the competition in the try scorer stakes with 14. Surely on the radar of England, the winger was another star of the Gallagher Premiership Rugby season.

“Last but not least, Wayne Barnes, who we awarded a Special Recognition Award for a fine career Premiership Rugby – a true legend in our game amongst a stellar line-up of superb players and coaches.”

Premiership Rugby Team of the Season

The evening also capped off with a special Team of the Season, with the very best in each position chosen based on the their form over the 2023/24 season.

Premiership Rugby Team of the Season:
15. Tyrone Green (Harlequins)
14. Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (Exeter Chiefs)
13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
12. Benhard Janse van Rensburg (Bristol Bears)
11. Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints)
10. Fin Smith (Northampton Saints)
9. Ben Spencer (Bath Rugby)
1. Fin Baxter (Harlequins)
2. Curtis Langdon (Northampton Saints)
3. Thomas Du Toit (Bath Rugby)
4. Rusi Tuima (Exeter Chiefs)
5. Alex Coles Northampton Saints)
6. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
7. Ben Earl (Saracens)
8. Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers)

The judges for the Premiership Rugby Awards 2023/24: Ali Eykyn (TNT Sports), Ugo Monye (BBC, TNT Sports), Jill Douglas (ITV, BBC), Ashleigh Wilmot (Eurosport, TNT Sports), Rugby Inside Line, Alex Lowe (The Times), Hugh Godwin (i), Nick Mullins (TNT Sports), and Chris Jones (BBC).

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