Wiese and Jones receive top honors at Tigers Annual Awards

Number eight Jasper Wiese and center Meg Jones won the Players’ Player of the Season awards at the annual Leicester Tigers awards.

Wiese has been a stalwart for the Tigers since returning from the Rugby World Cup, making 16 appearances to date in his final season at the club.

Jones has been an equally inspirational figure for the Tigers Women in her first campaign. The England international, who played in every Tigers game until her call-up to Team GB ahead of the Summer Olympics, led the Tigers in points and try involvements and was instrumental in Leicester’s first win in the Women’s Rugby Premiership .

Wheelchair rugby star Vicki Ross is also enjoying her first full season with the club after playing a key role in the side’s unbeaten treble last year. Ross will be hoping he can help the side retain their Premiership 5 title with just one week of action remaining. Tonight, however, she can celebrate her own achievements as Ross secured the Wheelchair Rugby Player of the Season award.

Dan McKellar and the Tigers men’s coaches have named fullback Hanro Liebenberg as their Men’s Coaches Player of the Season. Liebenberg led the Tigers on the field throughout the season and early season, making 20 appearances so far this season, all in the starting lineup.

Meanwhile, women’s coach Vicky Macqueen and the Tigers have selected a colleague in Becky Noon as the Coaches’ Player of the Year. The tenacious Noon led the entire Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby in tackles completed for most of the year and made 19 appearances in all competitions in 2023/24, the most of any Tiger.

Her backcourt partner Morgan Richardson won the Women’s Player of the Year and, like Noon, has been a trailblazer in the side for the past two seasons. Richardson tops all appearances in a Tigers women’s shirt and has shown relentless energy in a campaign that sees her ranked tenth in the entire league for tackles made per 80 minutes.

Finally, Finn Carnduff won the young player of the season award after a promising campaign for the Tigers Academy product. Carnduff, who made his Gallagher Premiership debut for the club in the East Midland derby, has made seven appearances for the Tigers so far this season. The 19-year-old also captained England U20s to a Six Nations title.