One week left to vote in LV= Breakthrough

Only one week remains for supporters to vote for the inaugural LV= Breakthrough Player Award winner, with the voting coming to a close at midnight on Sunday March 11.

The LV= Cup is credited for playing a crucial role in the development of elite players and the introduction of the LV= Breakthrough Player Award aims to recognise and celebrate this talent.

The six finalists were announced on February 6th after being chosen from a shortlist of 20 by a panel of rugby experts: Martin Bayfield (ITV), Gwyn Jones (S4C), Ieuan Evans (Sky) and Gavin Mairs (Telegraph).

The winner of the award will receive a Tag-Heuer watch plus £1000 donated to the local grassroots club of their choice, and of course, the LV= Breakthrough Player trophy.

Voting numbers for the LV= Breakthrough Player Award have exceeded 2,500, but it remains a close fought battle between the six finalists.

To vote for your LV= Breakthrough Player Award, head to

The winner of the award, which is designed to recognise a young player who has stood out in the 2011-12 competition, will be announced on Tuesday March 13.

The LV= Cup Final is coming to Sixways, Worcester on Sunday, 18 March. Secure two tickets for just £20 with a 2-for-1 offer on the first 1,000 tickets sold for the battle for this season’s first piece of silverware. These tickets will sell fast so book now at 01905 454183 or

LV= Breakthrough Player shortlist:
George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
Jonathan Joseph (London Irish)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby)
Liam Williams (Scarlets)
Matthew Morgan (Ospreys)
Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors)