James O’Connor takes Super Rugby AU gong

Date published: May 3 2021

Queensland Reds playmaker James O’Connor has clinched the 2021 Super Rugby AU MVP award as voted by fans.

More than 8000 supporters voted for their favourite Super Rugby AU players. O’Connor claimed 30 per cent of all fan votes, followed by Reds team-mates Taniela Tupou and Hunter Paisami, who came in second and third position respectively.

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O’Connor has captured the hearts of Australian fans this season and starred as interim captain while Liam Wight was out with injury.

The 30-year-old finished the regular season as joint top point scorer, alongside Melbourne Rebels playmaker Matt To’omua.

The Reds fly-half has his sights set on the upcoming Super Rugby AU final, with the Queensland Reds hosting defending champions, the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane this Saturday.