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Robbie Henshaw and Béibhinn Parsons named as Guinness rugby writers players of the year

Robbie Henshaw

Robbie Henshaw and Béibhinn Parsons have been named as the Guinness rugby writers players of the year for the 2020/21 season.

Leinster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions centre Henshaw picked up the men’s award for a fantastic season in blue, green and red, in which he was a consistent standout player for which ever team he was playing for.

Connacht and Ireland winger Parsons has won the women’s award for the second year in-a-row, as she continued her burgeoning rugby career in promising fashion.

Terry Kennedy has been named as the sevens player of the year, Leinster’s men’s team was named as the team of the year, while Railway Union RFC was named as the club of the year.

Robbie Henshaw picks up another award.

Henshaw was delighted to pick up the award, having also recently been named as the Zurich players’ player of the year.

“It is a privilege to receive the men’s player of the year award from the Guinness rugby writers of Ireland and to follow in the footsteps of many great players who have won it in the past,” Henshaw said.

“The 2020/2021 season was a great and, for me personally, it was probably one of the my best seasons for Leinster and Ireland.

“It was nice to get a good run of games together and to top it all off, being selected for the Lions at the end of the season was brilliant. I’m really enjoying my rugby at the moment and I’m looking forward to what 2022 holds for both Leinster and Ireland.”

Béibhinn Parsons wins for the second year running.

Parsons was equally delighted to pick up the award for a second consecutive year.

“To win this award for a second time is truly incredible so I’d like to say a huge thank you to the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland for this recognition,” Parsons commented.

“To be able to represent my country and province and receive an award for doing something I love is an absolute honour. As a team, we are determined to hit the ground running in 2022 and we’ll continue to put everything into our rugby to get where we want to be.”

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