PRO14 Awards - Penny wins Next-Gen Star

PRO14 Awards - Penny wins Next-Gen Star

Leinster Rugby’s Scott Penny has been voted in by the media as the Guinness PRO14 Next-Gen Star of the Season for 2020/21.

The 21-year-old, who missed the Guinness PRO14 Final through injury, played his part in Leinster’s title-winning campaign appearing in 11 games as the back rower finished joint top try-scorer with nine tries.

A pool of 75-plus media from across the UK, Ireland, Italy and South Africa including reporters, broadcasters, former players and coaches were invited to vote for the Next-Gen Star of the Season award.

Penny saw off stiff competition from Munster pair Gavin Coombes and Craig Casey, Glasgow Warriors’ Scott Dobie and Scarlets’ Jac Morgan.

Penny’s win caps a remarkable run for Leinster, who have claimed four of the previous five Next-Gen Star awards since 2017.

Previous Next-Gen Stars

2019/20: Caelan Doris (Leinster)

2018/19: Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors)

2017/18: Jordan Larmour (Leinster)

2016/17: Joey Carbery (Leinster)

2015/16: Sam Davies (Ospreys)

2014/15: Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Edinburgh)

2013/14: Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors)

2012/13: Luke Marshall (Ulster)

2011/12: Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors)

2010/11: Toby Faletau (Dragons)

2009/10: Tim Visser (Edinburgh)

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