10 February 2014, 9:35am
Ollie Devoto has been nominated for this season's LV= Breakthrough Player Award, having recorded the best overall statistics for a back during the LV= Cup Pool stages.
In the Cup this season he has consistently turned in all-round performances. In attack he has made 67 metres from 23 carries, proving his ability to beat defenders (four) and bring teammates into play (five offloads) in the process. A tackle success rate of 90% shows his strength in defence and paired with three turnovers won and you can see why Ollie is held in such high regard.
His match stats are:
Carries – 23
Metres – 67
Defenders beaten – 4
Offloads – 5
Tackles – 37
Tackles % - 90%
Turnover won - 3
You have until March 10th to cast your vote for this year's award, with the winner being announced prior to the LV=Cup Final at Sandy Park, Exeter on March 16th. LV= will donate £1,000 to a grassroots rugby initiative of the winner's choice.
To vote, simply visit the LV=Cup website here.
2013/14 LV= Breakthrough Player nominees:
Round 1: Jonah Holmes (London Wasps) and Harry Thacker (Leicester Tigers)
Round 2: Sam Jones (London Wasps) and Ben Ransom (Saracens)
Round 3: Zach Kibirige (Newcastle Falcons) and Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
Round 4: Dan Barker (Ospreys) and Owen Williams (Cardiff Blues)
Wildcard nominees: Ollie Devoto (Bath) and Matt Hankin (Saracens)