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Capon shortlisted for Premiership Cup Breakthrough Award

Following an exciting Round Four of Premiership Rugby Cup action, Will Capon has been shortlisted for this season’s Premiership Rugby Cup Breakthrough Player Award.

Following an exciting Round Four of Premiership Rugby Cup action, Will Capon has been shortlisted for this season’s Premiership Rugby Cup Breakthrough Player Award.

Launched in 2012, the Breakthrough Player Award celebrates and recognises under-23 players who have stood out in the tournament, with previous winners including the likes of Jack Nowell and Jonny May, while last year’s gong was taken home by James Grayson as he led Northampton Saints to the title.

Using OPTA match statistics, a forward and back from each round, along with two players with outstanding overall competition statistics, will form a ten-man shortlist, which will be submitted to a fan vote.

The winner will be announced prior to the Premiership Rugby Cup Final, with the lucky recipient also receiving a watch courtesy of Premiership Rugby partner Citizen.

Bristol Bears may have gone down to Exeter Chiefs in Round Four, but one of their replacements certainly didn’t let the side down when handed his opportunity.

Despite playing just 33 minutes hooker Will Capon was impressive with ball in hand, making two breaks. beating three defenders and gaining 30 metres, the most of any front row forward in all three categories.

He also maintained a 100% success rate at the lineout, winning all five of his throws. Capon – who turned 20 on the day of the game – rounded off his display with a deserved birthday try.

Age - 20
Position – Hooker
Minutes – 33
Tries – 1
Metres – 30
Breaks – 2
Defenders Beaten – 3
Lineout % - 100