Munster Rugby fly-half Joey Carbery has enjoyed a breakout Heineken Champions Cup campaign since joining from defending champions Leinster Rugby during the off season. 

The 23-year-old has become an instant hit at Thomond Park with his kicking accuracy, creative spark, flair and extraordinary offloading ability. 

He has racked up 68 points in five Heineken Champions Cup matches this season, including nine in Munster’s crucial Round 6 victory over Exeter Chiefs, which sealed a spot in the quarter-finals for the Irish province. 

The Irish international also scored three tries against Gloucester Rugby in Rounds 2 and 5, winning the Heineken Man of the Match awards in both clashes against the English side. 

To vote for Carbery as your EPCR European Player of the Year or to view all 15 nominees, click HERE and be in the running to win two VIP tickets to the Heineken Champions Cup final in Newcastle next May, one night’s accommodation courtesy of EPCR and a signed jersey of one of the Heineken Champions Cup final clubs.  

The 15 nominees will be reduced to five in April, following the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals, by a combination of the public vote and the verdict of the judges. Players who have not been included in the initial list, but who make a significant impact in a quarter-final or semi-final can be considered for the shortlist.  

The voting will then be reopened and the winner of the 2019 award will be announced following the Heineken Champions Cup final at St James’ Park on Saturday, May 11. 

The winner of one of the most prized individual accolades in the world game will receive a specially struck gold medal as well as the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy.   

The judging panel includes a wealth of International rugby talent – such as Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll (BT Sport), ex-South Africa wing Bryan Habana (Channel 4) and former France scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili (beIN SPORTS).