Alex Dombrandt nominated as Sanlam Player of The Year

Harlequins’ Alex Dombrandt has been announced as one of five nominees for the prestigious Sanlam Young Player of the Year award.


Nominated by his former players, the 22 year old blindside flanker from Croydon is up against Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Rory Hutchinson (Northampton Saints) and Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby).

The Sanlam Young Player of the Year Award recognises the outstanding young player of the domestic season, as voted for by the players. Nominees must be 23 years or younger at the start of the season. The Young Player of the Year trophy is named after Harlequins and England scrum-half Nick Duncombe, who died tragically in 2003 from a rare form of blood poisoning, aged just 21.



Dombrandt says, “It’s a great honour to be nominated for this huge award especially as it’s voted for my fellow players. I am extremely humbled, and my thanks must go to everyone at Harlequins who continue to drive me forward every day.”


Sanlam Young Player of the Year 2019 nominees