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# Young Guns
English rugby is a young man's game judging by the Premiership Player of the Season shortlist
At 23, Jonathan Joseph is the oldest man on the list.

Updated 16.28

WHEN IT COMES to standout performers in the Aviva Premiership this season, the kids are alright.

The five-man shortlist for Player of the Season was announced on Tuesday and, remarkably, all of the nominees are aged 23 or younger.

Centre Jonathan Joseph — who turns 24 later this month — is the oldest youngster to make the shortlist where he is joined by Bath team-mate George Ford and Saracens’ Billy Vunipola.

All three are already familiar faces in the England setup while the other two nominees, Wasps duo Elliot Daly and Fiji-born Nathan Hughes, are both expected to make the step up to senior international level before long.

Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Season shortlist

  • Elliot Daly – Wasps
  • George Ford – Bath Rugby
  • Nathan Hughes – Wasps
  • Jonathan Joseph – Bath Rugby
  • Billy Vunipola – Saracens

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