Saracens full-back Alex Goode has been nominated for the 2019 EPCR European Player of the Year award after yet another outstanding pool stage campaign in the Heineken Champions Cup.
The 30-year-old – who has also played at fly-half in Europe’s elite club competition this season – has been crucial for Saracens in their bid for a third European crown, playing every minute of the campaign so far and racking up 251 metres in the process.
Goode has also beaten 26 defenders from 51 carries in the English club’s unbeaten run. They will now look to continue that fine form on March 30, when they host Pool 3 rivals Glasgow Warriors in the quarter-finals, live on BT Sport.
To vote for Goode 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.
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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).