Munster trio nominated for Irish Rugby Award

Excellent seasons from Conor Murray, CJ Stander and Darren Sweetnam have been recognised as each have been nominated for an honour at the Rugby Players Ireland Awards.

Current holder of the prestigious award CJ Stander is once again nominated for the Zurich Player’s player of the Year with his incredible work rate and ability to carry the call is rewarded once more. Conor Murray who has emerged as the best scrum half in the world over the past 12 months is also nominated for the prize which will be announced on Wednesday May 10.

Leinster also have two nominees with Tadgh Furlong nominated after a breakthrough season, whilst Robbie Henshaw is on the shortlist for the second year running.

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Darren Swetetnam’s fine form has also been acknowledged as he has been nominated for the Nevin Spence Young Player of the Year Award. Sweetnam is widely expected to be called up for Ireland duty which is long overdue after an explosive season for Munster. He faces tough competition for the Award as he comes up against Leinster’s Joey Carberry and Garry Ringrose, the latter who narrowly missed out on Lions selection.

Furthermore, Conor Murray’s excellent solo try against the All-Blacks has been singled out as one of the three contenders for Try of the Year. The Patrickswell man’s effort comes up against Robbie Henshaw’s try on that faithful night and Craig Gilroy’s hat trick try against Italy in this years Six Nations.

The award ceremony takes place a week from today in Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road and will be hosted by ex-International Shane Horgan.

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