Falcons get top billing at Aviva Premiership Awards

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Newcastle Falcons wing Vereniki Goneva has been named Aviva Premiership Player of the Season for 2017-18, with Sinoti Sinoti winning Citizen Try of the Season and Dean Richards winning Ricoh Director of Rugby of the Season.

The accolade forms part of a memorable season for Goneva, who last week swept the board at the Falcons' own annual awards, winning Player of the Season, Players' Player of the Season and Try of the Season.

Wednesday's Premiership Rugby Awards dinner in London also saw Goneva and Worcester's Josh Adams confirmed as joint recipients of the Top Try-Scorer award.

Goneva enjoyed further glory when he and club mate Calum Green were named in the BT Sport Dream Team for the season.

Sinoti Sinoti claimed the Citizen Try of the Season for his solo special in helping Newcastle defeat Exeter Chiefs back in January, the same side they face in Saturday's Aviva Premiership semi-final.

And the awards were capped off when Falcons boss Dean Richards claimed the Ricoh Director of Rugby of the Season prize, the Newcastle boss having recently signed a new three-year contract to remain at Kingston Park Stadium.

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