Double winners Pontypridd dominate Principality Premiership awards

Paul John, Geraint Walsh and Dafydd Lockyer

Welsh Premiership and Swalec Cup winners Pontypridd dominated the Principality Premiership awards dinner.

Paul John, also part of the Cardiff Blues coaching team, won the coach of the year award with full-back Geraint Walsh named player of the year.

Walsh also won the try of the season award for his try against Llandovery and was among three Ponty players included in the Premiership Dream XV.

Pontypridd also won the fair play award.

The Sardis Road club has the best discipline record having picked up the least yellow and red cards.

The Best Newcomer award went to Cross Keys flanker Scott Matthews who is currently in New Zealand with the Wales Under 20 squad ahead of the Junior World Championship.

Gwyn Morris was voted referee of the season by the Principality Premiership coaches.

The Unsung Hero award was awarded posthumously to Byron Mugford, the former Swansea player and honorary secretary, and secretary of the Premier Division who passed away in October 2013.

Principality Premiership Awards 2014

Player of the Year: Geraint Walsh (Pontypridd)

Coach of the Year: Paul John (Pontypridd)

Best Newcomer: Scott Matthews (Cross Keys)

Try of the Year: Geraint Walsh (Pontypridd)

Top points scorer: Geraint O'Driscoll (Newport, 230 points)

Top try scorer: Rory Budina (Bedwas, 11 tries for Bedwas, one for Newport)

Referee of the year award: Gwyn Morris

Unsung Hero: Byron Mugford (Swansea, posthumous)

Fair Play Award: Pontypridd

Principality Premiership Dream XV: Geraint Walsh (Pontypridd); Rory Budhina (Bedwas), Matthew Jacobs (Llandovery), Rhys Williams (Carmarthen Quins), Jason Harries (Carmarthen Quins); Simon Humberstone (Pontypridd), Aled Davies (Llanelli); Nicky Smith (Swansea), Ashley James (Bridgend), Nicky Thomas (Swansea), Craig Locke (Pontypridd), Haydn Pugh (Carmarthen Quins), Phil Day (Llandovery), James Davies (Carmarthen Quins), Adam Powell (Cross Keys)