Tom Wood wins Premiership Player of the Season award

Northampton back-row forward Tom Wood has been named the Premiership Player of the Season.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic first season at Franklin's Gardens during which he made his England debut against Wales in the Six Nations.

Wood started in all of England's games in the competition and also helped steer the Saints to a Heineken Cup final and the Premiership play-offs.

Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi was named Discovery of the Season.

Wood's Northampton team-mate Brian Mujati claimed second place in the Player of the Season category and Saracens hooker Schalk Brits was third.

Northampton's Jim Mallinder took the award for Director of Rugby of the Season.

Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Season:

Winner: Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

2nd: Brian Mujati (Northampton Saints)

3rd: Schalk Brits (Saracens)

Other nominees: Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints), Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers)

Land Rover Discovery of the Season:

Winner: Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)

Other nominees: Owen Farrell (Saracens), James Gaskell (Sale Sharks), George Lowe (Harlequins), Charlie Sharples (Gloucester Rugby)

QBE Director of Rugby of the Season:

Winner: Jim Mallinder (Northampton Saints)

Other nominees: Rob Baxter (Exeter Chiefs), Bryan Redpath (Gloucester Rugby), Richard Cockerill (Leicester Tigers), Mark McCall (Saracens)

MBNA Try of the Season:

Schalk Brits - Saracens v Gloucester, Vicarage Road, 24 April, 2011.

Gilbert Golden Boot:

Jimmy Gopperth (Newcastle)

Guinness Top Try Scorer of the Season:

Alesana Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)

Gatorade Performance of the Season:

Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs) v Sale Sharks, November 27, 2010

Other nominees: Hendre Fourie (Leeds Carnegie) v Gloucester, January 1, 2011, Luke Watson (Bath Rugby) v Leicester, October 23, 2010

Aviva Community Player of the Season:

Hayden Smith (Saracens)

ESPN Dream Team:

Mike Brown (Harlequins), David Strettle (Saracens), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Anthony Allen (Leicester Tigers), Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints), Jimmy Gopperth (Newcastle Falcons), Danny Care (Harlequins), Soane Tonga'uiha (Northampton Saints), Schalk Brits (Saracens), Brian Mujati (Northampton Saints), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Tom Hayes (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints), Jacques Burger (Saracens), Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers)

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