Leinster Rugby prop Tadhg Furlong has been named in the final five for the 2019 EPCR European Player of the Year award after yet another outstanding campaign in the Heineken Champions Cup. 

The Irish international has, like last season, started every match in the competition so far to help the defending champions book a spot in the Heineken Champions Cup final. 

His powerful running and superb scrummaging ability have given Leinster a crucial advantage throughout the competition, where they lie second for points scored and first in tries and carries. 

The 26-year-old will be hoping his superb form continues into European Finals Weekend, when Leinster look to clinch a record fifth European Cup against Saracens on May 11. 

To vote for Furlong as your EPCR European Player of the Year or to view all five nominees, click HERE and be in the running to win a signed jersey of one of the Heineken Champions Cup final clubs. 

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. 

Five players have emerged from stage one of the voting, with a list of 15 nominees whittled down by a combination of the public vote and the selections of a respected panel of judges.  

The final five are: Sean Cronin (Leinster Rugby)Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby)Alex Goode (Saracens)Garry Ringrose (Leinster Rugby) and Mako Vunipola (Saracens). 

The 2019 award will be announced following the Heineken Champions Cup final at St. James’ Park on Saturday, May 11. 

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).