With the league part of the season now over we though it would be a good time to take a look at those fans, coaches and players who may not have made it into the main Premiership awards yet have managed to light up the league none the less. Here are our alternative Premiership awards;
The Ironman Award – Wayne Barnes
The Ironman award goes to waif-like referee Wayne Barnes for his take-out of Saracens hooker Schalk Brits. Despite Brits tumbling to the floor like a sack of potatoes Barnes manages to gracefully remain on his feet and come out of the collision unscathed.
The Most Embarrassing Moment Award – Richard Cockerill
For some reason the Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby felt the need to don a pair of the teeniest black pants he could find before flexing himself in front of a national newspaper for all around to witness – apologies for the picture below as it may not be appropriate for…….well anyone really.
The Best Banter Award – Andrew Small
Referee Andrew Small cuts Harlequins prop Joe Marler back down to size with his excellent repost to the Quins players question “are you wearing those boots for a bet?”
The Should Have Been a Footballer Award – Danny Cipriani
The Most Awkward Moment Award – Bath Rugby
A somewhat unfortunately placement of a white cable for the Bath Rugby technical team…
The Most Unfortunate Official Award – This Touch Judge
We’ve seen plenty of moments of referees being taken out mid-play but this touch judge was particularly unfortunate as George Ford’s kick to the corner managed to land right on his head.
The Worst Gardener Award – Bath’s Groundsman
It must be pretty tough keeping the pitch at The Rec in good shape for a whole number of reasons but this moment highlights it better than most as Anthony Watson ends up caked in mud after this tackle.
The Pantomime Award – Gloucester Rugby
The kick-off for the Gloucester vs Worcester game was delayed after a novelty ball being used in the pre-match entertainment broke the posts at Kingsholm and left the grounds staff struggling to get the cross-bar reattached.
The Watch Where You’re Going Award – Nick Easter
Nick Easter needs to keep more of an eye on where he’s going as he tumbles backwards over a water cooler whilst trying to catch a ball.
The Phoenix Award – Marland Yarde
Somehow Marland Yarde magically recovers from a bout of cramp to jump up and score a try as he uses the physio as a decoy.
The Trick Shot Award – George Ford
George Ford’s kick lands just short of the posts before bouncing up, hitting the cross-bar and making it’s way over the top.
The Vogue Award – Danny Care
Somehow Quins scrum half Danny Care finds time to re-style his hair after distributing the ball from the back of a line-out.
The Bosh Award – Marcelo Bosch
Saracens Argentinian centre Marcelo Bosch knocks a penalty over from well inside his own half with total ease.
The Fat Man Award – Logovi’i Mulipola
The Leicester Tigers prop showed a surprising turn of pace as he made these two bursts against Nothampton Saints and Sale Sharks respectively.
The Big Hit Award – George Pisi
Northampton Saints centre absolutely smashed London Irish player Shane Geraghty with a perfect tackle.
Which other award would you hand out for this season?