Who should be Player of the Year?

29th Nov 2013, 13:26

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Hot favourite: Kieran Read

Hot favourite: Kieran Read

We asked five Planet Rugby scribes to name their 2013 Player of the Year...and got five different answers. Here are their arguments.

We asked five Planet Rugby scribes to name their 2013 Player of the Year...and got five different answers. Here are their arguments.

"Read was a "perfect" player amid a perfect team." - Jamie Lyall argues the case for Kieran Read.

"[Parisse] deserves recognition for his inspirational leadership and outstanding athletic talent." - Ben Coles argues the case for Sergio Parisse.

"Eight tries in six games against the best teams in the world...what more could you ask for?" - Ross Hastie argues the case for Ben Smith.

"[Halfpenny] was ultimately the difference between winning and losing the Lions series." - Adam Kyriacou argues the case for Leigh Halfpenny.

"[Etzebeth] has kicked on to establish himself as the world's premier second-row." - David Skippers argues the case for Eben Etzebeth.