Horne scoops pair of Glasgow Warriors awards

Scotland internationalist George Horne has been named Glasgow Warriors’ 2019/20 Player of the Season, after coming out on top in a supporters’ poll.

He also claimed the Try of the Season award for his effort against Zebre. 

The announcement of Horne’s win of the top award brings to a close a week-long celebration of the club’s 2019/20 season to date, recognising the contributions of the squad on and off the pitch.

The 25-year-old claims the club’s most prestigious award for the second time in three seasons, having also lifted the trophy in 2017/18.

Horne was one of seven nominees shortlisted by the Glasgow Warriors coaching staff, with the Warrior Nation selecting their winner in a week-long vote on the club’s official social media channels.

The former Howe of Fife scrum-half has been in electric form over the course of the season so far, making 13 appearances in all competitions since returning from the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

His trademark support lines and speed around the park have seen him cross for seven tries in the 2019/20 Guinness PRO14, placing him joint third in the league’s try-scoring charts – four clear of any other Warrior.

One of those tries also earned Horne the club’s prize for Try of the Season, sponsored by the University of Strathclyde; the Scotland international’s first of two tries in February’s win over Zebre at Scotstoun was chosen as the winning score by the club’s coaching team from an illustrious shortlist of nominees.

Horne’s try-scoring exploits also saw him write his name into Scottish rugby’s history books at last year’s Rugby World Cup, becoming the first Scotland player in 12 years to score a hat-trick in the tournament when completing his treble against Russia.

Full list of Glasgow Warriors 2019/20 Awards winners

McCrea Financial Services Player of the Season: George Horne
Denholm Oilfield Services Players’ Player of the Season: Zander Fagerson
Land Rover Young Player of the Season: Jamie Dobie
Mackenzie Construction Most Improved Player of the Season: Tom Gordon
The Famous Grouse Coaches Award: Rob Harley
Harper Macleod Test Player of the Season: Scott Cummings
Al Kellock Leadership Award, sponsored by Malcolm Group: Ryan Wilson
SP Energy Networks Community Club of the Season: Biggar RFC
Glasgow Warriors Try of the Season, sponsored by University of Strathclyde: George Horne v Zebre

Image caption: George Horne in action for Glasgow Warriors. Image credit: Fotosport/David Gibson

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