Orlando Bailey has been nominated for the RPA’s April MVP as part of the association’s brand-new campaign called ’15 Under 23’.
The campaign has been introduced to highlight young players who standout each month in the Gallagher Premiership.
Having started in October 2021, the RPA have been nominating six players every month aged 23 and under who have shone for their side in all competitions and will culminate in creating the ultimate Under-23 XV of the Season.
Fans will then get the chance to vote for their most valuable player (MVP) of the month in a week-long vote via the RPA’s official website.
The winners and all nominees will be put on the RPA shortlist for the final “15 Under 23” which will be selected by the RPA’s Players Board 2021/22 this month.
Orlando has been shortlisted alongside Henry Arundell (London Irish), Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons), Andy Christie (Saracens), Harri Doel (Worcester Warriors) and Jacob Umaga (Wasps).
The 20-year-old Bath fly-half has been one of the standout players for Bath, playing in all four games in April. Having already been nominated for Bath Rugby’s 2021/22 Supporters’ player of the season, this nomination for the RPA’s April MVP is another example of how Bailey’s impact at the club has been recognised.
With team-mate Max Ojomoh having already received the RPA’s October MVP award, you can now vote for Orlando on the RPA website. Voting closes on Friday 6 May with the winner announced Monday 9.