Racing 92 fly-half Finn Russell has wowed fans all over Europe with his stunning displays in the Heineken Champions Cup this season and so it is no surprise that he is a 2020 EPCR European Player of the Year nominee. 

The 27-year-old again helped the French side into the last eight as Pool 4 winners and scored one of the tries of the competition against Munster in Round 2 with a delicious nutmeg before collecting his own kick and dotting down in front of a bewildered Limerick crowd. 

The Scotland half-back also touched down in Racing’s opener against Saracens and continues to control matches from the No.10 position, racking up 117 passes and 225 metres from 50 carries in the Heineken Champions Cup this season. 

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.

Voting for the award is now open HERE and fans will be in the running to win two VIP tickets to the Heineken Champions Cup final in Marseille next May with one night’s accommodation courtesy of EPCR, and a signed jersey of one of the Heineken Champions Cup finalist clubs. 

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

The voting will then re-open and the winner of the 2020 award will be announced following the Heineken Champions Cup final at the Stade Vélodrome, Marseille on Saturday, 23 May.