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Five Irish Based Players Nominated For European Player Of The Year

Five Irish Based Players Nominated For European Player Of The Year

Four Leinster players and one Munster player have been nominated for European Player of the year.

Summer signing Scott Fardy along with Tadhg Furlong, Johnny Sexton and Isa Nacewa have been nominated for Leinster - who have more players than any other team on the list - along with Conor Murray from Munster.

Kildare man Tadhg Beirne, who will join Munster from Scarlets next season, is also among the 15 nominees.

Last year, the trophy was named in honour of former Munster head coach Anthony Foley with Owen Farrell being the winner.

The full list is:

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Tadhg Beirne (Scarlets)
Levani Botia (La Rochelle)
Gareth Davies (Scarlets)
Scott Fardy (Leinster Rugby)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby)
Conor Murray (Munster Rugby)
Isa Nacewa (Leinster Rugby)
Leone Nakarawa (Racing 92)
Morgan Parra (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Dany Priso (La Rochelle)
Alivereti Raka (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Jonathan Sexton (Leinster Rugby)
Josua Tuisova (RC Toulon)
Victor Vito (La Rochelle)

Votes for your choice can be cast on the Champions Cup website.

See Also: Conor Murray Explains The Story Behind Munster's Dressing Room Celebration

PJ Browne
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