Toulouse scrum-half Antoine Dupont has been named this season’s EPCR European Player of the Year after guiding his side to a record-breaking fifth European star in this afternoon’s Heineken Champions Cup final.

The 24-year-old wins the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy after a superb European campaign that has included four tries as well as a captain’s performance in Toulouse’s 22-17 win over La Rochelle in the showpiece final.

He becomes the first French player to win the award, and the fifth player to claim the prize when representing a TOP 14 club. Dupont also receives a TISSOT watch as pictured.

Judging panel 

Erik Bonneval (beIN SPORTS), Bryan Habana (Channel 4), Emmanuel Massicard (Midi Olympique), Sonja McLaughlan (BBC Radio 5 Live), Brian O’Driscoll (BT Sport), Alan Quinlan (Virgin Media), Dimitri Yachvili (France Télévisions).  

Roll of Honour 

2021: Antoine Dupont (Toulouse)
2020: Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs)
2019: Alex Goode (Saracens)
2018:Leone Nakarawa (Racing 92)
2017:Owen Farrell (Saracens)
2015:Nick Abendanon (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
2014:SteffonArmitage (RC Toulon)
2013:Jonny Wilkinson (RC Toulon)
2012:Rob Kearney (Leinster Rugby)
2011:Sean O’Brien (Leinster Rugby)
2010:Ronan O’Gara (Munster Rugby – best player of first 15 years of European club rugby)