Phil Egan
Phil Egan

12:45 31 Mar 2021

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Leinster's Scott Penny has been voted Guinness PRO14 Next-Gen Star of the Season for 2020-21.

The 21-year-old, who was ruled out of last weekend's PRO14 final win over Munster, was a key member of Leinster’s title-winning team.

The back-row forward featured in 11 games this season and finished joint top try-scorer with nine tries.

Penny’s win means four of the previous five Next-Gen Star awards winners have come from Leinster.

Penny joins Caelan Doris, Jordan Larmour and Joey Carbery (who played for Leinster in the 2016/17 season) as recent award winners from Leinster.

Penny saw off stiff competition from Munster pair Gavin Coombes and Craig Casey, Glasgow Warriors’ Scott Dobie and Scarlets’ Jac Morgan.

A pool of 75-plus media from across the UK, Ireland, Italy and South Africa including reporters, broadcasters, former players and coaches were invited to vote for the Next-Gen Star of the Season award.

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