Simone Favaro wins Glasgow Warriors player of the year

Simone Favaro has been voted Glasgow Warriors McCrea Financial Services Player of the Season in his first year at the club.

Glasgow Warriors' Simone Favaro is announced as the McCrea Financial Services Player of the Season. Picture: SNS

The Italian international back row forward, who joined the Warriors from Benetton Treviso last summer, was presented with his award by former Glasgow Warriors hooker Dougie Hall at the club’s annual awards dinner in Glasgow last night.

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Favaro, 27, was chosen from a shortlist of seven, selected by the Warriors coaching team, in an online vote by supporters. Jonny Gray, Rob Harley, Stuart Hogg, Leone Nakarawa, Sila Puafisi and Ryan Wilson were also nominated.

In his last season at the club, Leone Nakarawa was voted the Denholm Oilfield Services Players’ Player of the Season. Zander Fagerson collected the Cameron House Young Player of the Season award. Ali Price was named the Capital Document Solutions Most Improved Player of the Season.

James Eddie won The Famous Grouse Coaches Award for his positive contribution to the club.