Nathan Sharpe gets Association Award

by staff

Western Force captain Nathan Sharpe has taken out the Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA) Medal for Excellence for a third time.

The medal is voted on by all Australian-based rugby union professionals.

In his 14th Super Rugby campaign Sharpe surpassed former Brumbies playmaker George Gregan as the most capped player in the competition, across all three SANZAR countries, and joins the former scrumhalf as a three-time award winner.

In 2011 Sharpe also broke the club's long standing consecutive appearance record when he played his 53rd straight match for the Force.