Joseph triumphs at RPA Awards

Date published: May 14 2015

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Bath centre, Jonathan Joseph, secured a tremendous double at the 2015 RPA Players' Awards, being crowned both the RPA Players' Player of the Year and The England Player of the Year.

On a night where 2003 Rugby World Cup winner, Jonny Wilkinson, became the latest inductee into the RPA Hall of Fame, Joseph polled the most number of votes from his fellow players to complete a memorable night for the 23-year-old.

Joseph has been in outstanding form for both club and country during the 2014/15 season, helping to propel Bath into second place in the Aviva Premiership table and crossing the line four times in five games during England's 2015 Six Nations campaign.

Joseph said upon winning the awards: "I'm extremely honoured to win both of these prestigious awards, especially given the immense quality amongst the other nominees.

"As always I would like to thank the people who've made this possible, my family and friends, teammates, coaches and all the people who have pushed me to strive to achieve my absolute best.

"I'm enormously proud to have my name on two of the RPA's Awards, it's an absolute pleasure to have received this level of recognition from my peers."

The RPA Players' Awards 2015 winners:

RPA Players' Player of the Year 2015

Winner – Jonathan Joseph – Bath Rugby
Nominated – George Ford – Bath Rugby
Nominated – Samu Manoa – Northampton Saints
Nominated – Sinoti Sinoti – Newcastle Falcons
Nominated – Thomas Waldrom – Exeter Chiefs

LV= Young Player of the Year 2015

Winner – Henry Slade – Exeter Chiefs
Nominated – George Ford – Bath Rugby
Nominated – Maro Itoje – Saracens
Nominated – Jonathan Joseph – Bath Rugby
Nominated – Anthony Watson – Bath Rugby

The England Player of the Year 2015

Winner – Jonathan Joseph – Bath Rugby
Nominated – George Ford – Bath Rugby
Nominated – Joe Marler – Harlequins
Nominated – Billy Vunipola – Saracens

England Sevens Player of the Year 2015

Winner – Alex Gray
Nominated – Charlie Hayter
Nominated – Tom Mitchell

England Women's Player of the Year 2015

Winner – Rochelle Clark
Nominated – Alexandra Matthews
Nominated – Emily Scarratt
Nominated – Tamara Taylor

Championship Player of the Year Award in association with the RFU

Winner – Matthew Morgan – Bristol Rugby
Nominated – Mark Bright- London Scottish
Nominated – Alex Rieder – Rotherham Titans

Special Merit Award

Winner – Mark Cueto – Sale Sharks

The RPA Blyth Spirit Award

Winner – Matt Hampson

The RPA Hall of Fame Induction

Winner – Jonny Wilkinson

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