Racing 92 wing Teddy Thomas has produced a string of stunning finishes in the Heineken Champions Cup this season to earn a nomination for EPCR European Player of the Year 2020.
Despite playing only four matches so far, he shares top spot in the competition’s try-scorers’ list with six, striking twice against Ospreys in Round 3 and against Munster Rugby in Round 5, plus once apiece in his two other appearances.
The 26-year-old France flyer is also joint first in the breaks chart with 14 and has made 250 metres and 29 carries, as well as beating 20 defenders in helping the Parisian club top Pool 4.
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.