Saracens captain Steve Borthwick is nominated on a shortlist of six for this season's Premiership Player of the Season award.

The Sarries skipper is selected alongside Leicester hooker Tom Youngs, Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care, Wasps winger Christian Wade, Leicester flanker Julian Salvi and Gloucester back-row forward Akapusi Qera.

“We have enjoyed another breathtaking season on the pitch with so many matches going down to the wire,” said Phil Winstanley, Premiership Rugby’s rugby director.

“The length of the deliberations for the awards reflects the current standard of Aviva Premiership rugby. We had so many compelling candidates.”

The winner will be announced at an awards dinner in London on May 9.