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England are set to be rewarded for an impressive Six Nations.

Six England stars in running for European Player of the Year

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Six of England's RBS 6 Nations and Grand Slam-winning squad are among the nominations for 2016 European player of the year.

Saracens quartet Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, George Kruis and Billy Vunipola are joined by Harlequins back-row forward Jack Clifford and Wasps centre Elliot Daly on a 15-strong list.

Just reward 

Also nominated are the likes of Daly's Wasps colleagues Charles Piutau and George Smith, in addition to Exeter's prolific try-scoring number eight Thomas Waldrom, Northampton wing George North and Leicester's Vereniki Goneva.

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The EPCR (European Professional Club Rugby) list is completed by Toulon's former England flanker and 2014 European player of the year Steffon Armitage, his club team-mate Guilhem Guirado, Racing 92's New Zealand World Cup winner Dan Carter and his Racing colleague Juan Imhoff.

Champions Cup returns

The European Champions Cup semi-finals take place this weekend, with Wasps and Saracens clashing in Reading on Saturday, followed 24 hours later by Leicester facing Racing at Nottingham's City Ground.

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The winner's identity will be revealed during next month's European finals weekend in Lyon.

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Jonny Wilkinson
Owen Farrell
England Rugby
Six Nations
Rugby Union
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