Allianz PWR Awards: 2023-24 winners

The stars of the 2023/24 Allianz Premiership Women's Rugby (PWR) season are being rewarded over the coming days with end-of-season awards.

Stay on this page to find out the winners...

TRY OF THE SEASON - Jess Breach (Saracens)

Jess Breach’s Round 7 score for Saracens against Sale Sharks has taken home Try of the Season after winning a public vote.

The score was Sarries' sixth in a 69-3 victory and saw six passes threaded together as they made their way to the try line from their own 22.

Leanne Infante, Lotte Clapp, Poppy Cleall, Cara Wardle and Sydney Gregson all got their hands on the ball before Breach broke through to dot down.

Simi Pam’s Round 16 effort against Leicester Tigers, Abby Dow’s Round 6 score versus Sale Sharks and Meg Jones’ Round 1 try against Exeter Chiefs all finished as runners-up.

MOMENT OF THE SEASON - Abbie Ward (Bristol Bears)

Abbie Ward’s remarkable return to rugby in Round 1 has been voted Moment of the Season.

When Ward stepped onto the field with her daughter, Hallie, ahead of the 48-5 bonus point victory against Sale Sharks at Ashton Gate, it was just 17 weeks after her due date.

The 31-year-old’s journey through pregnancy and her return to the pitch has been documented in Abbie Ward: A Bump in the Road and displayed the trials of tribulations of being an elite sportswoman battling preconceptions about remaining active after childbirth.

Gloucester-Hartpury’s triumphant trophy lift after securing back-to-back PWR titles finished second in the public vote, with Sale Sharks’ first ever match at the Salford Community Stadium and Harlequins’ world record breaking attendance also among the runners-up.

PLAYER OF THE SEASON - Meg Jones (Leicester Tigers)

England star Meg Jones has picked up the coveted Player of the Season prize following a string of standout displays in the Leicester Tigers midfield.

Jones scored 69 points for Tigers across the campaign and was no stranger to individual accolades, picking up Player of the Round in Round 9 and Try of the Week for a superb individual effort against Exeter Chiefs in November.

She is now switching her attentions to the sevens circuit as part of Team GB in Paris this summer and she heads there full of confidence following a season to remember.

The runners-up were Gloucester-Hartpury duo Emma Sing and Sarah Beckett, and Saracens' May Campbell.

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE SEASON - Steph Else (Gloucester-Hartpury)

Gloucester-Hartpury prospect Steph Else has been named the Allianz PWR Young Player of the Season following her impressive campaign for the title-winning Cherry & Whites.

The versatile forward, 20, has been a consistently strong performer in Gloucester's successful title defence and has captained England at Under-20 level.

Her performances have been enough to earn an England transition contract as well as picking up the coveted Young Player of the Season prize.

Every club DoR/Head Coach, alongside the RFU's Head of Women's Performance, Charlie Hayter were invited to vote for the award, with four players recognised for their stellar seasons as runners-up.

They are Loughborough Lightning's Sadia Kabeya, Bristol Bears' Reneeqa Bonner, Else's Gloucester-Hartpury teammate Georgia Brock and Exeter Chiefs' Maisy Allen.

COACH OF THE SEASON - Sean Lynn (Gloucester-Hartpury)

Sean Lynn has been awarded Coach of the Season after leading Gloucester-Hartpury to consecutive Premiership Women’s Rugby titles.

The West Country club lost just one game all season as they retained their crown as the champions of England.

Appointed head coach of the side over five years ago, the Welshman has turned the Cherry & Whites into a force to be reckoned with.

Calling Gloucestershire home for over two decades, Lynn has developed a knack for success as a head coach and led Hartpury University’s men’s first XV to three successive BUCS Super Rugby titles.

He guided Gloucester-Hartpury to their first PWR title a year ago at Kingsholm with victory over Exeter Chiefs and they continued their success in June with a 36-24 win against Bristol Bears Women at Sandy Park.

Loughborough Lightning’s Nathan Smith and Trailfinders Women’s Giselle Mather are named as runners-up.


The Team of the Season has also been named - click here to find out who made the cut.