Double nomination delight for Eastmond

8 May 2015

Kyle Eastmond has been nominated twice for the Citizen Try of the Season Award at this year's Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards.

There are more tries scored in Aviva Premiership Rugby than in other professional league in the world but six have emerged as the best of the best in the race to find the Citizen Try of the Season.

Aviva Premiership Rugby has moved over the significant five tries per match threshold for the first time since the 1999-2000 season making the job of selecting the shortlist for the Citizen Try of the Season even harder.

But the judging panel emerged with half a dozen sensational scores from players at four different Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs.

Eastmond makes the shortlist for his tries against Leicester Tigers and Saracens at the Recreation Ground in the early stages of the season. Both are stunning scores from the centre, with the moves they came from starting well within Bath's own half.

To watch the shortlist click here.

The shortlist is:

• Kyle Eastmond v Leicester Tigers
• Kyle Eastmond v Saracens
• Christian Wade v Saracens
• Charlie Sharples v Northampton Saints
• Sinoti Sinoti v Bath Rugby
• Joe Simpson v Exeter Chiefs

The shortlist was compiled by a panel of media professionals – Mick Cleary (Daily Telegraph), Ben Coles (Planet Rugby), Jill Douglas (Freelance), Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport), Chris Jones (BBC Radio), Sarah Mockford (Rugby World), David Rogers (Getty Images), and Owen Slot (The Times). They were joined by Paul Morgan (Premiership Rugby's Communications Director) who chaired the panel.

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