Hamilton and Inches Most Improved Player among end of season awards

Edinburgh Rugby last night paid tribute to those who have excelled in the black and red this season at the players’ annual awards dinner. 

There were five winners across six award categories including a new accolade, the Hamilton and Inches Most Improved Player of the Season, which was awarded to Magnus Bradbury.

The Scotland internationalist was also recognised as Young Player of the Season, with his back-row colleagues Hamish Watson and Bill Mata scooping Player of the Season and Best Newcomer, respectively.

After being named in the Guinness PRO12 Dream Team last week, Ben Toolis was voted as Players’ Player of the Season, while club stalwart Ross Ford picked up the Roddy Grant Iron Man accolade for his commitment across the course of the year.

The squad and staff also bid farewell to a number of players leaving the club at the end of the season including Nick Beavon, Will Helu, Alex Northam, Sasa Tofilau, and Kyle Whyte.


Award winners

Player of the Season – Hamish Watson
Players’ Player of the Season – Ben Toolis
Hamilton and Inches Most Improved Player – Magnus Bradbury
Best Newcomer – Viliame Mata
Young Player of the Season – Magnus Bradbury
Roddy Grant Iron Man – Ross Ford


Jack Cosgrove, Nasi Manu, Michael Allen, Will Helu, Alex Northam, Nick Beavon, Sasa Tofilau, Kyle Whyte