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Leinster trio Sexton, Furlong and Fardy in running for European player award

24 April 2018

A man-of-the-match performance in their Champions Cup semi-final win against the Scarlets sees Scott Fardy among the five contenders for the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy.

Leinster Rugby players Johnny Sexton, Scott Fardy and Tadhg Furlong have all been shortlisted for the EPCR European Player of the Year award.

Racing 92 scrum-half Maxime Machenaud and his team-mate Leone Nakarawa complete the shortlist, which has been whittled down from the previous list of 15 nominees.

The Australia global is joined by Tadhg Furlong and Johnny Sexton, with the latter's personal haul of 18 points in the semi-final taking him to 605 European Cup career points and sixth place on the all-time list.

Public voting is open here and will close after the Champions Cup final in Bilbao on May 12, with the victor being awarded the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy.

The victor of the award will receive the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy, a specially-struck commemorative medal and one million air miles courtesy of Turkish Airlines.

A mix of a public vote and a panel of experts will decide the victor of the award, which was won by Saracens and England fly-half Owen Farrell past year.

The shortlist was made based on a combination of public votes and picks by a panel that includes Brian O'Driscoll, former French No9 Dimitri Yachvili, Sky Sports' Stuart Barnes and sports journalists Chris Jones (BBC Radio 5 Live), Matthieu Lartot (France Televisions) and Emmanuel Massicard (Midi Olympique).

Leinster trio Sexton, Furlong and Fardy in running for European player award