- Ben Morgan voted fans top player this autumn
- Gloucester No 8 scored three tries in 2014 QBE Internationals
Ben Morgan has been named England Rugby’s ‘Man of the Series’ for the 2014 QBE Internationals.
In a week-long vote, hosted on QBErugby.com, the England and Gloucester No 8 beat off stiff competition to scoop 46.6 per cent of the votes.
Fans voted from a shortlist of previous Man of the Match winners from the series games against New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Australia, with the other contenders England captain Chris Robshaw and Bath duo George Ford and Dave Attwood.
The 25 year-old played an integral part in England’s success this November, starting on the bench for the opening two games before starting the victories against Samoa and Australia. The27-cap man scored a fabulously aggressive try against the Springboks before plundering a double against Wallabies to be Series to me named Man of the Match.
The Gloucester ace was at the team’s Hartpury College training base today to receive a £1,000 donation to his chosen charity, Guide Dogs.
“It’s always great to be recognised for your contribution to the team and I am very grateful for the donation to a charity I have supported for a number of years,” he said.
“I think my game has got stronger across the QBE Internationals and personally it was a target for me to get into the reckoning for a starting position and then go on to perform against the world’s best.
“I think I managed to achieve that across November and I am sure the best of me is still to come.”