Zach Mercer named best player in the Top 14, Antoine Dupont and Laure Sansus honored… All Rugby Night winners

The MHR in force. Three months after Montpellier’s French champion title, the Héraultais Zach Mercer was chosen as the Top 14’s best player of the 2021-2022 season, on Monday, September 26, during the 18th edition of the Rugby Night.

The English third line, which will join Gloucester (England) in June 2023, with the hope of participating in the next World Cup in France (September 8 – October 28, 2023), had been one of the main architects of the first Brennus Shield of the MHR. A trophy for which the Montpellier squad, made up of coach Philippe Saint-André and coaches Olivier Azam (forward), Jean-Baptiste Elissalde (defence), Alexandre Ruiz (discipline) and Bruce Reihana (skills), was logically chosen as “best template”. ” from the Top 14.

Crowned best player of the championship last year, Toulouse and France national team scrum-half Antoine Dupont retains his title of “best French international”. Among Les Bleues, it is Laure Sansus from Toulouse who succeeds Marjorie Mayans, for the title of best player of the XV de France.

Léo Coly (23), transferred from Mont-de-Marsan to Montpellier this summer, was voted best Pro D2 player and revelation of the season. His former coaches at Stade Montois have won the title of “best squad in Pro D2”. Finally, the rochelais Thomas Berjon won the title of “best essay” of the season, scored against Racing 92, during matchday 21.

Best player in the Top 14: Zach Mercer (Montpellier)

Best Pro D2 player: Léo Coly (Mont-de-Marsan)

Revelation: Léo Coly (Mont-de-Marsan then Montpellier)

Best French International Player: Antoine Dupont (Toulouse)

Best player of the XV of France: Laure Sansus (Toulouse)

Best referee: Mathieu Raynal

Best Top 14 Coaching Staff: Montpellier

Best Pro D2 Coaching Staff: Mont-de-Marsan

Best essay: Thomas Berjon

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