Introducing the Land Rover Discovery of the Season nominees
Learn more about the 2011/12 Discovery of the Season nominees below. The final announcement will be made on the evening of the 8th May, so stay tuned.
Club: London Wasps
Weight: 115 kgs
A physical and talented player, capable of switching between the second and back-row, who has a huge work-rate around the pitch. Joe has represented England at under 18 and under 20 level, and made his London Wasps debut against Leicester Tigers. Those in the know are tipping him for big honours in the future.
Club: London Wasps
Weight: 86 kgs
Christian Wade burst on to the scene this season being the leading try scorer in the Aviva Premiership before injury struck. His dancing feet and quick acceleration have seen him likened to former England international Jason Robinson.
Weight: 95 kgs
Injuries at the start of the season meant that Wallace was given his chance in the 1st XV against Newcastle Falcons, which he grabbed with both hands and hasn’t looked back since. A string of impressive performances saw his status in the game rise dramatically, being touted by many as a future England openside flanker.
Club: Worcester Warriors
Weight: 104 kgs
Matt has long been ear-marked as a future star of the game, having played for England at every age group level. The combative forward was Worcester Warriors Young Player of the season last year and fans think it won’t be long before senior honours outside of Worcester come his way.
Club: London Irish
Weight: 90 kgs
A part of the successful England under 20 squad that finished in second at the last Junior World Championships, ‘JJ’ as he is known, has quickly moved on to represent the England Saxons. He has all the skills that can see him become a force to be reckoned with from the outside centre berth, with his impact already noted by opponents this season.
Weight: 96 kgs
Building on his success last season with Saracens, Owen Farrell has continued to establish his standing as one of the game’s most promising talents. Comfortable at both fly-half and centre, the prodigious talent possess a cool head and meticulous boot which has seen him turn in some impressive performances which were recognised by selection for England during the RBS 6 Nations.