19 Jun, 06:50
A single point separated the sides as a hard-fought 5th-8th place play-off finished in France's favour at Stade Henri Desgrange on Tuesday night. Check out some photos from Ireland's fourth IRB Junior World Championsip match.
The 28-year-old, who is a firm fans' favourite thanks to his determination on the field and good humour off it, picked up his 100th Ulster cap last season and scored three tries in 12 league games.
This is the third year of the Ulster Rugby Supporters Club's Player Of The Season award scheme. The perpetual trophy was scuplted by Bob Sloan, a member of the URSC.
The previous winners have been Matt McCullough in 2004/05 and Justin Harrison in 2005/06.
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