Quiz: Can you name every EPCR Player of the Year winner?

Jared Wright
Ronan O'Gara celebrate with La Rochelle stars.

Ronan O'Gara celebrate with La Rochelle stars.

Following the announcement of the 2024 EPCR Player of the Year nominees, we challenge you to name the past winners of the prestigious award.

As per usual, we will run through a few hints before the quiz but if you fancy your chances of naming all the winners since 2010 without help, skip down.

First winner

The award was introduced in 2010, with the maiden winner collecting the honour after being judged to be the best player of first 15 years of European professional club rugby.

Following his retirement rugby, he has moved into the coaches box and has won the Investec Champions Cup on two occasions.

A fellow countryman of the first winner claimed the gong in 2011 and was renowned for his ability at the breakdown and with ball in hand as a hard-nosed back-rower. The following year, another fellow countryman claimed the award for his performances at the back in the 2011/12 season.

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An Englishman won the award for the first time in 2013, although he was not playing for a Premiership club at the time, and that feat would be replicated for the next two seasons.

Two England stars from the same club would win the award in 2016 and 2017 before a Fijian broke the run of English winners in 2018.

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But in 2019, the title as Europe’s best player returned to an Englishman who helped his side win the 2018/19 Champions Cup.

A try-scoring machine claimed the gong in 2020 after a stellar season for his Premiership side as they won their maiden title.

Surprisingly, it would take until 2021 for the first Frenchman to win the award, with the feat repeated in 2023 with an Irishman collecting the accolade in 2022.

So, without further ado, give the quiz a go.

Note: Just the players’ surnames will do.

Can you name every EPCR Player of the Year winner?


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