O’Connor takes out Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU MVP

Mon, 03/05/2021, 06:00 am
RUGBY.com.au staff
by RUGBY.com.au staff
James O'Connor takes out the fan voted MVP. Photo: Getty Images

Queensland Reds playmaker James O’Connor has clinched the 2021 Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU MVP as voted by fans.

More than 8000 supporters voted for their favourite Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU players with one lucky fan set to claim a $1000 Harvey Norman Gift Card, which will be selected at random from the eligible entries.

O’Connor claimed 30% of all fan votes, followed by teammates Taniela Tupou and Hunter Paisami who came in second and third position respectively.

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The 30-year-old has captured the hearts of Australian fans this season and starred as interim captain while Liam Wight was out with injury.

O’Connor finished the regular season as joint top point scorer, alongside Melbourne Rebels playmaker Matt To’omua.

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The Reds flyhalf has his sights set on the upcoming Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU Final, with the Queensland Reds hosting defending champions, the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium.

The Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU Final will be ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport as well as simulcast cast live on 9Gem.

It’s a rematch of the 2020 Super Rugby AU decider as the Reds host the Brumbies on Saturday 8 May at Suncorp Stadium, kicking off at 7:45pm AEST. Click here to purchase tickets to one of the most anticipated Rugby matches of the year.

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