Rugby | 2 years ago
Robbie Henshaw creates history with a remarkable, award-winning treble
His star continues to soar

At this stage, the 21-year-old will need a new trophy cabinet installed.

Connacht and Ireland back Robbie Henshaw took home two awards at the Irigh Rugby Union Players Association awards in Dublin, last night.

Henshaw was voted the Nevin Spence Young Player of the Year for the third season in succession. It is the first time an Irish player has ever claimed the award, named after Ulster's Nevin Spence, three times.

Henshaw has established himself as Ireland's inside centre but featured in the famous No.13 jersey in a November international win against Australia.

Past players to win the Young Player award include Conor Murray, Peter O'Mahony and Tommy Bowe.


At the other end of a playing career is Connacht's retiring second row stalwart Michael Swift, who took home the Hibernia College Medal of Excellence for his on- and 0ff-field contributions to the game.

Henshaw also captured the IRUPA award for try of the season, for this effort against England at the Aviva Stadium.


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