Millard and Smith nominated for Gallagher Premiership season awards

Thursday, 17th June 2021 @ 08:58

Harlequins duo Billy Millard and Marcus Smith have been nominated for end of season awards in the Gallagher Premiership

General Manager Billy Millard has been nominated for the Global Reach Director of Rugby of the season award. Joining the Club in 2018, Millard leads a four-man coaching group of Adam Jones, Charlie Mulchrone, Jerry Flannery, and Nick Evans.

Millard will compete for the award alongside Bristol Bears’ Pat Lam, Leicester Tigers’ Steve Borthwick, and Sale Sharks’ Alex Sanderson.

Fly-half Marcus Smith, who earlier this week won the 2020/21 Golden Boot trophy, has been nominated for the Gallagher Premiership Player of the Season award.

The mercurial standoff has been nominated alongside Exeter Chiefs back row duo Dave Ewers and Sam Simmonds, Bristol Bears pair Steven Luatua and Piers O’Conor, and Leicester Tigers back row Jasper Weise.

The shortlist was selected by a panel of media professionals: Sarah Mockford (Rugby World), Craig Swayne (Fab Rugby), Hugh Godwin (The i), Martin Gillingham (Commentator), Stuart Barnes (Sunday Times), Alex Lowe (The Times), Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport), Bobby Bridge (Reach Media), Ugo Monye (BT Sport) and Daniel Schofield (Daily Telegraph). The panel was chaired by Premiership Rugby’s Communications Director, Paul Morgan, and the winner will be announced at 11am on June 17.

Along with the winner of the Global Reach Director of Rugby award, the winners of the following awards will also be announced at the 2021 Premiership Rugby Awards, presented by Gallagher:

- Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Season
- Gallagher Community Player of the Season
- BT Sport Dream Team
- The Famous Grouse Try of the Season
- Landrover Discovery of the Season
- Top Try Scorer of the Season
- Gilbert Golden Boot 

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