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VIDEO - Watch the LV= Breakthrough Player nominees in action

07 March 2013

  • Still time to vote for LV= Breakthrough Player Award
  • To vote, visit


There is still time to cast your vote for the LV= Breakthrough Player Award. To choose your nominee, all you have to do is visit before voting closes at midnight on March 10.

Launched last season, the LV= Breakthrough Player Award 2011-12 unearthed some future international stars and this season’s shortlist of nominees is no different.

Designed to recognise the outstanding young players competing in the LV= Cup, a shortlist of ten nominees from this season's tournament has been drawn up.

Eight of the nominees have been chosen based on their match statistics during the pool stages of the tournament. Completing the shortlist of ten nominees are two players that registered incredible overall statistics throughout all four initial rounds of the tournament.

Following in the footsteps of last year’s victor Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby), the 2012-13 LV= Cup Breakthrough Player will donate £1,000 to a grassroots rugby initiative of his choice, as well as taking home the LV= Breakthrough Player trophy.

And to help you decide who should get your vote, here is a recap of this year’s nominees:

LV=Breakthrough Player Award Nominees

Tom Heathcote – Bath
Sam Lewis – Ospreys
Jamie Elliott – Northampton Saints
Luke Wallace – Harlequins
Marland Yarde – London Irish
Joe Trayfoot – Harlequins
Ben Spencer – Saracens
Tommy Taylor – Sale Sharks
Jack Nowell – Exeter Chiefs
Morgan Allen – Ospreys

To vote for your LV=Breakthrough Player and for LV=Cup tickets and info go to

Voting closes following the second LV=Cup semi-final on March 10. The winner will be announced prior to the LV= Cup Final at Sixways on Sunday, March 17.