Reffell shortlisted for Breakthrough Player award
Sean Reffell has been shortlisted for this season’s Premiership Rugby Cup Breakthrough Player award.
Minutes – 80
Carries – 6
Metres – 13
Tackles – 26
Tackle % – 93
Turnovers Won – 1
Launched in 2012, the Breakthrough Player Award celebrates and recognises under-23 players who have stood out in the tournament, with previous winners including the likes of Jack Nowell and Jonny May, while last year’s gong was taken home by James Grayson as he led Northampton Saints to the title.
Using OPTA match statistics, a forward and back from each round, along with two players with outstanding overall competition statistics, will form a ten-man shortlist, which will be submitted to a fan vote.
Saracens flanker Reffell displayed tremendous work rate throughout the Men in Black’s match against Sale Sharks, making 26 tackles – four more than any player across Round 2.
The 20-year-old has been nominated alongside Ollie Lawrence of Worcester Warriors with Gloucester’s Aaron Hinkley and Harlequins wing Gabriel Ibitoye having already made their way on to the list following Round 1.