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Bell shortlisted for LV Breakthrough Award

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Tommy Bell has been nominated for the LV= Breakthrough Player Award for his performance for Leicester Tigers' LV= Cup win against Cardiff Blues.Bell scored the fourth and bonus-point try as Tigers secured a home semi-final in the LV= Cup with a 43-9 victory at Cardiff Arms Park.   The Leicester Tigers full-back made 14 carries, gained 135m and beat five defenders against Cardiff, as well as scoring his first Tigers’ try.   He is one of 10 players shortlisted for the award, and voting is now open. Click here to place your vote.    Launched in 2012, the LV= Breakthrough Player Award celebrates and recognises those young players who have stood out in the tournament with previous winners including Jack Nowell, Jonny May and Ollie Devoto. The LV= Breakthrough Player Award is designed to recognise the next generation of young players. For more information on the LV= Breakthrough Player Award visit https://atheart.lv.com/sport/lv-breakthrough-player-award   Bell is joined on the shortlist by Saracens flanker Matt Hankin for his performance in LV= Cup Round 4 as well as ‘wildcard additions’ Daniel Thomas (Gloucester Rugby) and Jordan Williams (Scarlets), for their performances during the pool stage.   Previous nominees are Thomas Youngs (Wasps) and Tom Collins (Northampton Saints) from Round 1,  Alex Lozowski (Wasps) and Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues) from Round 2 and Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby) and Tyler Morgan (Newport Gwent Dragons) from Round 3.