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Lawes up for England Player of the Year

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Courtney Lawes has been nominated by his peers for the England Player of the Year award after an outstanding string of performances for his country.

The Saints forward goes up against Owen Farrell and second row partner Joe Launchbury after an unprecedented string of success for England, who equalled New Zealand's record of 18 straight wins, while also retaining their Six Nations crown.

“It’s a huge honour to be nominated by my England teammates," Lawes commented. "Hopefully it reflects the hard work and dedication I have put in this season. To have the recognition and support from my peers is wicked.”

The winner will be announced at the the RPA Players’ Awards on Wednesday, May 10th at Battersea Evolution, London.

Saints are now tied on 47 Aviva Premiership league points with Harlequins in the chase for next season’s Champions Cup, and Bath and Leicester are just five points ahead in the battle for the top four. This makes next weekend’s game against Saracens all-the-more important, and every voice will count at Stadium MK.

Tickets remain available from £15, so head to www.tinyurl.com/SAI-SAR-1617 to book now!

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