8 May 2017

Former AB scoops top award

11:34 am on 8 May 2017

The former All Black and Blues now Ulster back Charles Piutau has been named the English Premiership's players' player of the year.

All Black wing Charles Piutau

Former All Black Charles Piutau. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 25-year-old wing picked up the top prize at the season ending awards night in Dublin.

Piutau, who played 16 tests for New Zealand, scored six tries across 18 starts in his debut season for the Ulster, leading the league in both defenders beaten (74) and offloads (29).

Leinster first-five Joey Carbery was named young player of the year while Ruan Pienaar's score for Ulster against Glasgow was voted try of the season.

Ospreys' Sam Davies picked up the golden boot award after having an 88% success rate with his kicks.

Scarlets wing Steff Evans won the top try-scorer award in recognition of his 11 touchdowns during the season.

Evans' team-mate Ken Owens was named captain of the Premiership's dream team.

Owens, Piutau and Pienaar were all included in the Premiership's team of the season.