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Congratulations to Bath’s Ollie Devoto, our 2013/14 LV= Breakthrough Player Award winner!

Like Jack Nowell before him, Devoto was shortlisted for the award as he achieved the most impressive stats of any back in the pool stages of the competition. Despite only being 20 years of age, Devoto has made a serious impression for Bath Rugby at The Rec this season.

Voted for by you, the rugby fans, Devoto will receive the LV= Breakthrough Player Award trophy and we will donate £1,000 to the grassroots rugby initiative of his choice – all part of our commitment to foster the development of future rugby stars.

Winning the LV= Breakthrough Player Award is a great feeling. To have the opportunity to give something back to Sherborne Rugby Club; a club that has really helped me get to this stage, is a massive honour. We all work extremely hard at Bath Rugby to set consistently high standards, so to be rewarded for that is both humbling and exciting. A lot of credit has go to my team mates and coaches, I am just happy I could repay their faith for getting me involved in big games like the ones I have played in during the LV=Cup.

Ollie Devoto, winner of the LV= Breakthrough Player Award

Ollie Devoto

  • Club: Bath Rugby
  • Position: Utility Back
  • Age: 20

More about Ollie

Despite Devoto's young age he has already made a serious impression at The Rec with a series of accomplished performances both in the LV= Cup and also in the Premiership.

In the LV= Cup this season he has consistently turned in all-round performances. In attack he has made 67 metres from 23 carries, proving his ability to beat defenders (four) and bring teammates into play (5 offloads) in the process.

A tackle success rate of 90% shows his strength in defence and paired with three turnovers won and you can see why there is a buzz down in Bath about this youngster.

Key Statistics from the season:

  • Carries - 23
  • Metres - 67
  • Defenders beaten - 4
  • Offloads - 5
  • Tackles - 37
  • Tackle % - 90%
  • Turnover Won - 3

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