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Lee-Lo delighted with Peter Thomas Player of the Season Award

6th June 2017

Rey Lee-Lo was honoured to be receive the Peter Thomas Player of the Season award at last night's Cardiff Blues End of Season awards.

The Samoan centre, who is currently on international duty, accepted the award via a video message.
However, Lee-Lo insists that his main focus lies with doing his best for Cardiff Blues and he believes they can push on for European Champions Cup qualification during the next campaign.
“I still can’t believe it to be honest. There’s so many good players out there and the team has been playing well this year,” said Lee-Lo.
“I guess I’m the lucky one that the coaches picked out. It’s an honour.
“The highlights were probably the first three games of the season, where we played very good rugby, and the last few weeks of the season as well. We decided to play rugby and ended up beating some top teams. 
“We didn’t manage to make it into the top four or top six, and we need to take the lessons and learn from the middle part of the season, when we were heaped with injuries, but I believe next season we’ll have a good year.
“For me next season I want to do all I can to help the team out. Obviously we have a strong midfield now, with Jack Roberts coming here as well, so it’s going to be good.
“It’s all about the team to be honest. I’ll never think I’ve had a good game because it’s about when the team is playing good, the players will follow.”
Lee-Lo struck up a successful partnership with Willis Halaholo in the Cardiff Blues midfield during the course of the season. 
Similarly to Lee-Lo, Halaholo arrived at Cardiff Arms Park a few months into the season.
Lee-Lo has used his experiences in Cardiff to help Halaholo and his family settle into life at the Welsh capital, and is excited to see what his fellow centre can produce during his second term.
“It’s going good with Willis. He’s just got here and is still adapting to the rugby but he is certainly becoming better and better towards the end. 
“There should be some big stuff to come from Willis, when he comes back after a rest and we’ll see what the real Willis can do next year. 
“I just try to help him and his family as much as I can, it’s good to have him here.
“Last year I came in nearly halfway during the season and to be honest it was very long season coming in off the back of the Rugby World Cup. I think I learnt a lot from last year and turned it into some good footy this season.”