RUGBY. Dupont, Alldritt, Mercer, who do you think will be voted best player in the Top 14?

Rugby Night is Monday, September 26 from 7:30 p.m. on Canal +. We now know the list of nominees for the various trophies which will be named such as that of best player of Top 14 and Pro D2, revelation of the season, Best French international player in XV or even best staff. Regarding the trophy for best player in the Top 14 in 2021/2022, two Tricolors and an Englishman have been named: Grégory Alldritt, Antoine Dupont and Zach Mercer. The first had a superb season with, as a highlight, the title of European champion with Stade Rochelais. As for Mercer, he flew over the debates and helped the MHR win their first league title. The two third rows are well ahead of Toulouse’s Antoine Dupont.Montpelier. ”I had never seen anything quite like it”, Zach Mercer reflects on his Top 14 debutThe scrum half of Stade Toulousain could however win the title of best French international player in XV where he is in competition with his friend Alldritt and Bordeaux Moefana. A neo-Toulouse, Ange Capuozzo is also named in two categories: best Pro D2 player and revelation. The Italy international was one of the attractions in the second division last year. He could also be rewarded in one of these categories where Léo Coly, now in Montpellier, is a serious candidate. Note that in most categories, it is the players who will vote.

Here is the list of the 11 trophies and the nominees for each category:

  • TOP 14 best player (player vote)
    In association with GMF and Société Générale
    • Gregory Alldritt (Rochelais Stadium)
    • Antoine Dupont (Toulouse Stadium)
    • Zach Mercer (Montpellier Herault Rugby)
  • Best PRO D2 Player (player vote)
    In association with Intermarché
  • Best French international player in XV (player vote)
    In association with Canal + and Tissot
    • Gregory Alldritt (Rochelais Stadium)
    • Antoine Dupont (Toulouse Stadium)
    • Yoram Moefana (Union Bordeaux-Bègles)
  • Revelation (player vote)
    In association with Alain Afflelou, Betclic and Schneider
  • IN EXTENSO SUPERSEVENS Best Player (player vote)
    In association with In Extenso
  • Best French international player in XV (player vote)
    In association with GMF and Société Générale
    • Emilie Boulard (Blagnac Rugby Club)
    • Madoussou Falls (Bordelais Stadium)
    • Laure Sansus (Stade Toulousain)
  • Best referee (vote of players, coaches and referees)
    In association with the Post
    • Romain Poite
    • Mathieu Raynal
    • Tual Trainini
  • Best coaching staff TOP 14 (coaches vote)
    In association with Brico Dépôt, IAD and Synergie
    • Castres Olympic
    • Montpellier Herault Rugby
    • Rochelais Stadium
  • Best PRO D2 coaching staff (coaches vote)
    In association with Canal +
    • Rowing Bayonne
    • Montois Stadium
    • USON Nevers
  • best try (general public vote on social networks and live during the ceremony)
    In association with Defender and Andros
  • Social Commitment Award
    In association with Smart Good Things

This trophy rewards an initiative taken within a club, TOP 14 or PRO D2, in connection with the societal pillars of French professional rugby: Social, Environmental, Solidarity. In addition, around ten candidate projects were examined by a jury of experts. The three finalist projects are:

  • CA Brive Corrèze: A young autistic section
  • Stade Toulousain: The job market
  • RC Toulonnais: RCT at the heart of neighborhoods

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