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Heyes nominated for young player award

Joe Heyes has been included on the shortlist for the RPA’s 15 Under-23 MVP of the Month.

Leicester Tigers full-back Steward was the December winner and now club colleague Heyes, who has been called into the England squad ahead of this season’s Six Nations, is among the six names on the shortlist for January.

Voting is open to fans until 1.00pm this Friday (February 4) on the RPA official website, with six players shortlisted for their performances in all competitions.

The campaign has been launched to highlight the young players who stand out each month during the season and will culminate in creating the Under 23 XV of the Season. 

Nominations are:

  • Alfie Barbeary – Wasps
  • Fraser Dingwall – Northampton Saints
  • Joe Heyes – Leicester Tigers
  • Harry Randall – Bristol Bears
  • Louis Rees-Zammit – Gloucester Rugby
  • Hugh Tizard - Harlequins

The vote is open now.