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Llewellyn privileged to receive team-mates' votes at end of season awards

First Team News | 5th May 2023

Max Llewellyn was privileged to receive the vote of his peers after he was named the 22/23 Players’ Player of the Season last week (sponsored by Route Media).

The homegrown centre, who will join Gloucester next season, has been further rewarded for his fine form this season with a place in Wales’ extended squad ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The academy product has been pleased with the progress he’s made over the course of the campaign, but gave credit to his team-mates for his fine form.

“I’m really pleased and I’m really thankful that the players thought I had a good season,” said Llewellyn.

“I thought I had a good season myself but I’m just delighted to be able to accept this, particularly after the boys voted for it.

“I finished off the season before really well and my aim was to keep progressing and keep getting better and better each season.

“I was lucky in the end that we had a good group of boys here and on the pitch we’ve performed pretty well, and I managed to come away with a good personal season from that.

“The feeling right now is pretty bittersweet because I am moving on but to be able to win this in my last season is definitely a memory that will live with me for the rest of my life.”

Also receiving silverware on the night was Josh Adams, who was awarded the Try of the Season (sponsored by Heidi's and Proud Mary) following a sensational score in the European knockout victory over Sale Sharks.

Adams, who enjoyed a record-breaking try scoring streak this season, admits he was chuffed to come out on top in the face of tough competition: “I’m chuffed. There were some good contenders this season and I thought Aled’s try would’ve pipped it because it was a great individual finish.

“But as I say, I’m really chuffed and I didn’t expect it either, so I’m pleased.

“There have been some really good scores across the season and at times we’ve played some really good attacking rugby and shown what we’re about.

“It’s my job to get on the end of that play so it’s pleasing to pick up an award at the end of season event.

“Once you get on a bit of a try scoring run, you want to keep it going as best as you can. I was fortunate to get on the end of a couple and managed to break the record in the end.

“That will be something to look back on and be really proud of but I couldn’t have done it without the boys out there.

“They’ve contributed massively so there’s a big thank to them as well.”