‘Fantastic’ Clark deserves recognition, says Saints team-mate Waller

Calum Clark (picture: Sharon Lucey)
Calum Clark (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Samu Manoa may already have been nominated for two awards - but Alex Waller thinks another Saints forward also deserves some recognition.

Waller says flanker Calum Clark has been one of the ‘stand-out players every week’ at Franklin’s Gardens.

And he’d like to see Clark, who is still yet to be capped by England, get the kind of recognition Manoa has.

The American has deservedly been nominated for the Premiership’s forward of the season award as well as the RPA players’ player of the season prize.

But Clark could still also claim a couple of individual accolades, at Saints’ end-of-season awards dinner on May 18.

“Cal has been fantastic this year,” said Waller. “He’s playing the best rugby I’ve seen him play.

“Unfortunately, he didn’t quite get that England chance but he’s been one of the stand-out players for us every week.

“He fights at the breakdown and he’s been playing fantastically well.

“Hopefully he’ll get the accolades he deserves over the next couple of years, but this year has been massive for him.”