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George Smith wins the double at Wasps’ Awards 2016

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George Smith, won the double at Wasps’ Awards at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday 3 May.

Smith, who joined Wasps on a one-season contract, was voted ‘Players’ Player of the Season’ and ‘Supporters’ Player of the Season.’
 
The Australian backrow picked up his club awards on the same day he was named on the RPA Players’ Player of the Year nominees list, once again being voted among the best in the business by his peers.
 
Smith fought off stiff competition from All Black Charles Piutau, who has also made a phenomenal impact for Wasps during his season-long deal with the club, before joining up with Ulster in the summer.
 
Being voted for by his peers is no new experience for Smith, who was named ACT Brumbies Players’ Player eight years in row, as well as being named Super 14 Players’ Player of the Year four years running (2006-09).
 
Yet Smith was still humbled by the most recent recognition of his contribution to Wasps’ season, saying:
 
“I’m very honoured to receive the Player’s Player award.  I know about the legends that have been at this club and to receive this is fantastic. With the nominees that we had this season, it could have been a number of players within the squad. We have so many talented players in this team, so I’m very privileged and honoured to receive this award.
 
“It’s been a really good journey for me to be involved at this club. I didn’t know too much about the history of the club before I came here, but I knew the team had success in the past. Being signed by Dai and accepted into the team by all of the players here has been a great journey. I have really enjoyed my time here and I hope to end it on a good note.
 
“It’s also an honour to win an award voted for by our supporters, who come out to support us each week. When we arrive for each game the support at the gates to greet us when we get off the bus is amazing. You can sense the supporters behind you when you are on the field and I would like to say thank you for that support which the players really appreciate.”
 
Scrum half Dan Robson, who was also nominated on the 'Players’ Player of the Season' shortlist, walked away with the ‘Young Player of the Season’ trophy, as voted for by Wasps’ coaching team.
 
Academy Player of the Season went to 19-year-old back row Jack Willis.
 
Other winners recognised for their outstanding contribution to life at Wasps this season, included:
 
Club Person of the Season, sponsored by The Jade Studio – Pudsey Bevan (Kit Man)
 
Community Player of the Season, sponsored by Land Rover – Christian Wade for his work as Ambassador for the Hitz programme.
 
Outstanding Services to Wasps Award – Geoff Strange.
 
Try of the Season, sponsored by Coca Cola–Elliot Daly , for his try against Leinster as voted for by guests at the Awards ceremony at the Ricoh Arena.
 
Full Awards Nominees:
 
Players’ Player of the Season, sponsored by Premier Group

George Smith
Charles Piutau
Dan Robson
 
Young Player of the Season, sponsored by Trinity Mirror

Elliot Daly
Dan Robson
Thomas Young
 
Supporters’ Player of the Season, sponsored by EMC

Elliot Daly
Nathan Hughes
Charles Piutau
George Smith
 
Academy Player of the Season, sponsored by 5G Communications

Alexander Lundberg
Piers O’Conor
Will Stuart
Jack Willis
 
Club Person of the Season, sponsored by The Jade Studio

Pudsey Bevan
Jo Field
Gloria Sennitt
 
Community Player of the Season, sponsored by Land Rover

Christian Wade
Charles Piutau
Jimmy Gopperth
 

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