The Players’ Player

Former NZ Maori representative Glen Jackson has won Britain’s Professional Rugby Players’ Association (PRA) player of the year award, calling it “the greatest achievement of my rugby career”. The 31-year-old Saracens fly-half, who previously played for Waikato and Bay of Plenty, is currently the leading points-scorer in the Guinness Premiership. Fellow New Zealander Dan Ward-Smith (Bristol) was also nominated for the PRA award, along with Leicester winger Alesana Tuilagi, London Irish centre Mike Catt and Bristol lock Roy Winters. “I was very shocked when I heard the news and couldn’t quite believe it to be honest,” said Jackson. “It is a real honour to be voted by your peers.”

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