Deano shortlisted for Ricoh Director of Rugby of the Season

Friday 11 May 2018

Newcastle Falcons' Dean Richards has been shortlisted for the Ricoh Director of Rugby of the Season award.

Richards, who recently signed a three-year contract extension, has led the Falcons to their best league finish in 20 years, and faces the prospect of an Aviva Premiership semi-final at Exeter on Saturday May 19.

He is shortlisted alongside Exeter's Rob Baxter and Saracens' Mark McCall, with the winner to be announced at Wednesday night's Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards dinner in London.

The shortlist was compiled by the following panel: Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport), Nick Mullins (BT Sport), Sonja McLaughlan (BBC Radio), Sarah Mockford (Rugby World), Mick Cleary (Telegraph), Stephen Jones (The Times), Jonny Fordham (The Sun), Dave Rogers (Getty Images) and Chris Jones (BBC Radio), while Paul Morgan (Premiership Rugby’s communications director) chaired the panel.

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