Caelan Doris, Jimmy O’Brien and Josh van der Flier have been nominated for the EPCR European Player of the Year award.

Leinster Rugby are the only team to have three representatives on the 15 man list.

Jimmy O’Brien recently became the first player to score four tries for the club in a European fixture when he starred in the comprehensive Round 4 victory over Bath Rugby.

Josh Van Der Flier and Caelan Doris played key roles for Leinster and Ireland throughout 2021, as Leinster reached the semi final stage of the Heineken Champions Cup.

The voting will then re-open and the winner of the 2022 award will be announced following the Heineken Champions Cup final in Marseille on Saturday, 28 May.

Vote for your 2021 European Player of the Year here.


2021 EPCR European Player of the Year long list

Grégory ALLDRITT (Stade Rochelais)

Alex DOMBRANDT (Harlequins)

Caelan DORIS (Leinster Rugby)

Antoine DUPONT (Stade Toulousain)

Gaël FICKOU (Racing 92)

George FORD (Leicester Tigers)

Michael LOWRY (Ulster Rugby)

Jimmy O’BRIEN (Leinster Rugby)

Jack O’DONOGHUE (Munster Rugby)

Damian PENAUD (ASM Clermont Auvergne)

Semi RADRADRA (Bristol Bears)

Sam SIMMONDS (Exeter Chiefs)

Marcus SMITH (Harlequins)

Josh VAN DER FLIER (Leinster Rugby)

Cameron WOKI (Union Bordeaux-Bègles)