Callum Gibbins named as captain of Guinness PRO14 Dream Team

Nick Grigg and Blair Kinghorn also named in side

Callum Gibbins
Callum Gibbins has been named captain of the Guinness PRO14 Dream Team for 2018-19 Image: © Craig Watson -

THREE Scottish based players have been named in the Guinness PRO14 Dream Team for last season, with Callum Gibbins selected as captain at openside flanker (despite the fact he was only a stand-in skipper for his club during the campaign). His Glasgow Warriors clubmate Nick Grigg has been selected at outside centre, and Blair Kinghorn of Edinburgh has been picked at full-back.

Guinness PRO14 Dream Team 2017-18

1. Rob Evans – Scarlets

2. Torsten van Jaarsveld – Toyota Cheetahs

3. Andrew Porter – Leinster Rugby

4. Scott Fardy – Leinster Rugby

5. Tadhg Beirne – Scarlets

6. Aaron Shingler – Scarlets

7. Callum Gibbins – Glasgow Warriors CAPTAIN

8. Jack Conan – Leinster Rugby


9. John Cooney – Ulster Rugby

10. Rhys Patchell – Scarlets


11. James Lowe – Leinster Rugby

12. Hadleigh Parkes – Scarlets

13. Nick Grigg – Glasgow Warriors

14. Jordan Larmour – Leinster Rugby


15. Blair Kinghorn – Edinburgh Rugby

  • The Guinness PRO14 Dream Team was named after over 75 media (including former players and coaches) were involved in the voting. To be eligible players had to have made at least 9 appearances in the 2017/18 season.

List of Award Winners

  • Guinness Players’ Player of the Season: Tadhg Beirne (Scarlets)
  • Guinness PRO14 Coach of the Season: Leo Cullen (Leinster Rugby)
  •  Honda Young Player of the Season: Jordan Larmour (Leinster Rugby)
  • Guinness PRO14 Chairman’s Award: Ed Jackson (Dragons) – in recognition of his recovery from a serious spinal injury and subsequent charity work
  • Gilbert Golden Boot Award: Fred Zeilinga (Toyota Cheetahs) – 85.37% accuracy, outshining all other place kickers who had a minimum of 30 attempts at goal
  • Guinness PRO14 Dream Team Captain: Callum Gibbins (Glasgow Warriors)
  • Guinness PRO14 Top Try Scorer: Barry Daly (Leinster Rugby) – with 12 tries
  • Guinness PRO14 Tackle Machine: Olly Robinson (Cardiff Blues) – with a total of 243 tackles at completion rate of 94.6% according to Opta
  • Guinness PRO14 Ironman: Giulio Bisegni (Zebre Rugby Club) – accumulated 1504 minutes on the pitch across the 21 regular season rounds, more than any player
  • Specsavers FairPlay Award: Scarlets – picked up just two yellow cards across the
    entire Guinness PRO14 campaign

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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including he Herald/Sunday Herald, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Daily Record, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.