Connacht coach Pat Lam, captain John Muldoon and team manager Tim Allnutt were at the annual Guinness PRO12 Awards evening in the Guinness Storehouse last night and for the second successive season, Connacht claimed the ‘SpecSavers Fair Play Award’ for having the fewest yellow and red cards and citings over the 22 games of the league competition. The prize includes £10, 000 to put towards youth development.

The GUINNESS PRO12 Dream Team 2014/15, selected by an independent Media Panel and featuring both Denis Buckley and Robbie Henshaw, was also acknowledged on the night :

15 – Liam Williams (Scarlets), 14 – Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors), 13 – Robbie Henshaw (Connacht), 12 – Peter Horne (Glasgow Warriors), 11 – Craig Gilroy (Ulster Rugby), 10 – Dan Biggar (Ospreys), 9 – Rhys Webb (Ospreys),

1 – Denis Buckley (Connacht), 2 – Rory Best (Ulster Rugby), 3 – W P Nel (Edinburgh), 4 – Alun-Wyn Jones (Ospreys) CAPTAIN, 5 – Franco van der Merwe (Ulster), 6 – C J Stander (Munster), 7 – Tommy O’Donnell (Munster), 8 – Josh Strauss (Glasgow Warriors)

 

GUINNESS PRO12 AWARD WINNERS 2014/15

PLAYERS’ PLAYER OF THE SEASON    Rhys Webb (Ospreys)

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE SEASON        Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Edinburgh)

COACH OF THE SEASON                      Gregor Townsend (Glasgow Warriors)

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD                             Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors)

SKY SPORTS TRY OF THE SEASON     Craig Gilroy (Ulster Rugby)

RHINO GOLDEN BOOT                          Ian Madigan (Leinster)

RHINO COLLISION KINGS                     Ospreys

SPECSAVERS FAIRPLAY AWARD        Connacht

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