Apr 24, 2019
McKenna shortlisted for Player of the Season Award
Saracens Women full-back Sarah McKenna has been shortlisted for the O2 England Women’s player of the year award.
The award is presented to the outstanding player from the 2018/19 season, as voted by the England Women’s Elite Playing Squad and McKenna joins Sarah Bern and Katy Daly-Mclean on the shortlist.
All three played key roles in helping England Women to a Grand Slam in the 2019 Women's Six Nations.
McKenna was ever present at full-back throughout the tournament and scored a try in the 51-7 win away to Ireland in the opening round. She also ran over 100 metres with ball in hand in the Grand Slam securing 80-0 win at home over Scotland.
McKenna said: "I was delighted when I received the news, I didn’t expect the recognition and I am proud and humbled by the support from my team."
The winner will be announced at the 2019 RPA awards on 8th May.
As one of the most eagerly-anticipated events in the rugby calendar, the RPA Awards recognise and celebrate the very best of the best in rugby.
Taking place at Twickenham Stadium, the event will see a host of awards announced, including the coveted Players' Player and Young Player of the Year, as voted for by the players.