Ulster Rugby Awards: Tom Stewart awarded for stellar season with Player of the Year gong

Tom Stewart has been rewarded for an incredible season by being named Heineken Men’s Player of the Year at the Ulster Rugby Awards.

Stewart claimed 62.5 percent of the vote to claim the top honor and add it to his Ulster Rugby Supporters’ Club Player of the Year gong.

It’s been an incredible year for the Ballynahinch RFC hooker, who broke into the Ulster senior team and surpassed the United Rugby Championship try record.

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Stewart touched down 16 times last season en route to being called up for Ireland’s Rugby World Cup training camp this summer, capping off an outstanding individual year.

Stewart was one of several winners recognized at the Ulster Rugby Awards.

Kelly McCormill (Cooke RFC) was crowned Deloitte Women’s Player of the Year, while the The Rugby Writers Player of the Year went to Stuart McCloskey.

Young players were also honored, with Jacob Boyd receiving the Danske Bank Boys Schools Player of the Year award and Scarlett Keys (Enniskillen Royal Grammar) the Danske Bank Girls Schools Player of the Year award.