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Wiese and Jones take top honours at Tigers Annual Awards

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Number eight Jasper Wiese and centre Meg Jones have taken out Players’ Player of the Season honours at Leicester Tigers annual awards.

Wiese has been a stalwart for Tigers since returning from Rugby World Cup, making 16 appearances to date in what is his final season at the club.

Jones was an equally inspirational figure for Tigers Women in her first campaign. The England international, who played in every Tigers fixture until her call-up to Team GB ahead of the Summer Olympics, led Tigers in points and try involvements and was instrumental in earning Leicester’s first win in Premiership Women’s Rugby.

Wheelchair Rugby star Vicki Ross is also enjoying her first full season with the club, having been instrumental in the side’s unbeaten treble last year. Ross will be hoping she can help the side retain their Premiership 5s title, with just one week of action remaining. Tonight, however, she can celebrate her own achievements as Ross secured the Wheelchair Rugby Player's Player of the Season award.

Dan McKellar and Tigers Men’s coaches selected backrow Hanro Liebenberg as their Men's Coaches Player of the Season. Liebenberg led Tigers on the field throughout preseason and the early part of the season, making 20 appearances so far this season, all in the starting lineup.

Meanwhile, Vicky Macqueen and Tigers women’s coaches selected a fellow backrower in Becky Noon as their Women's Coaches Player of Year. The tenacious Noon lead the whole of Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby in tackles completed for the majority of the year and has made 19 appearances in all competitions in 2023/24, the joint-most of any Tiger.

Her backrow partner Morgan Richardson won the women’s Young Player's Player of the Year and, like Noon, has been a stalwart in this side over the last two seasons. Richardson sits joint-top for all time appearances in a Tigers women’s shirt and she has shown relentless energy in a campaign that sees her sit tenth in the entire league for tackles made per 80 minutes.

Finally, Finn Carnduff earned the Young Player of the Season award after a promising campaign for the Tigers Academy product. Carnduff, who made his first Gallagher Premiership start for the club in the East Midland’s derby, has made seven appearances for Tigers to date this season. The 19-year-old also captained England U20s to a Six Nations title.

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