MBNA Try of the Season – Michael Claassens up for award

1 May 2012

Michael Claassens's fantastic try against London Irish at the Rec on the 1st January has been nominated for MBNA Try of the Season.

Claassens went over for the try after a great counter attack from deep by Nick Abendanon and Tom Biggs in the 30-3 victory over London Irish in the Aviva Premiership.

The shortlist was selected by a panel of - Jill Douglas (Freelance), Miles Harrison (Sky Sports), Alastair Eykyn (5Live), Mick Cleary (Daily Telegraph), Ian Stafford (Mail on Sunday), Nick Mullins (ESPN), David Rogers (Getty Images), Alan Pearey (Rugby World). They were joined by Corin Palmer (Premiership Rugby's Head of Academies and Development) and Paul Morgan (Premiership Rugby's Communication Director) who chaired the panel.

The winner will be announced on 8 May at the sold out Aviva Premiership Awards, at The London Hilton, on Park Lane. The Awards night will be shown on ESPN at 9pm on 9 May.

The shortlist is:

1. Christian Wade London Wasps v Leicester Tigers
2. Jonny May, Gloucester Rugby v Harlequins
3. Luke Wallace Harlequins v London Wasps
4. Michael Claassens, Bath Rugby v London Irish
5. Alesana Tuilagi, Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints
6. Freddie Burns, Gloucester Rugby v Exeter Chiefs

You can watch all the tries and a few more by clicking here.  


 (Image courtesy of Action Images / Andrew Couldridge)











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