It was great to attend the Rugby Players’ Association Dinner in London on Wednesday evening.
England duo Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola both picked up awards. Maro Itoje won Young Player of the Year and his Saracens teammate Billy Vunipola won England Player of the Year.
George Smith scooped Players’ Player of the Year for his stellar season with Wasps. Other notable award winners included Brian O’Driscoll who was inducted into the RPA Hall of Fame, and the retiring Charlie Hodgson – who received the Special Merit Award.