Glenn And Neil Win Top Awards

Glenn Metcalfe, the Scotland full back, was honoured as the Glasgow Professional Player of the Year at the Glasgow Rugby Awards Dinner in the Glasgow Moat House Hotel this evening.Club players also were recognised in the list of the awards. Neil McKenzie, Glasgow Hawks" blind-side flanker, was named Premiership Player of the Year, and Neil Baillie, from Ardrossan Academicals, was awarded the National League's equivalent prize.Steven Manning, the Ayr wing who was in Scotland's world junior championship squad earlier this month, received the Young Player of the Year trophy. Special awards were made to two men at the other end of the rugby's career spectrum - Allan Hosie, the former international referee now the Scottish Rugby Union's president, and Bill McMurtrie, who was The Herald's rugby correspondent for 28 years until 1996 and has now retired after six years as the Glasgow and District Rugby Union's administrative executive.The West of Scotland Rugby Referees" Society's award went to Andy Hepburn, the Lenzie referee who refereed the under-16 international between Wales and England at Neath on Friday.More than 600 attended tonight's dinner, a tribute to the support for rugby in the Glasgow district. Hugh Campbell, Glasgow Rugby's new head coach, was among the guests, as was his assistant, Sean Lineen.The full list of awards:Professional Player of the Year - Glenn MetcalfePremiership Player of the Year - Neil McKenzie (Glasgow Hawks)National League Player of the Year - Neil Baillie (Ardrossan Academicals)Young Player of the Year - Steven Manning (Ayr)Club of the Year - Hillhead/JordanhillClub Personality Award - John Low (Stewartry)Sponsor of the Year - Allianz Cornhill (sponsor of Hillhead/Jordanhill)Referee of the Year - Andy Hepburn (Lenzie)Special awards - Allan Hosie and Bill McMurtrieGlenn Metcalfe, the Scotland full back, was honoured as the Glasgow Professional Player of the Year at the Glasgow Rugby Awards Dinner in the Glasgow Moat House Hotel this evening.Club players also were recognised in the list of the awards. Neil McKenzie, Glasgow Hawks" blind-side flanker, was named Premiership Player of the Year, and Neil Baillie, from Ardrossan Academicals, was awarded the National League's equivalent prize.Steven Manning, the Ayr wing who was in Scotland's world junior championship squad earlier this month, received the Young Player of the Year trophy. Special awards were made to two men at the other end of the rugby's career spectrum - Allan Hosie, the former international referee now the Scottish Rugby Union's president, and Bill McMurtrie, who was The Herald's rugby correspondent for 28 years until 1996 and has now retired after six years as the Glasgow and District Rugby Union's administrative executive.The West of Scotland Rugby Referees" Society's award went to Andy Hepburn, the Lenzie referee who refereed the under-16 international between Wales and England at Neath on Friday.More than 600 attended tonight's dinner, a tribute to the support for rugby in the Glasgow district. Hugh Campbell, Glasgow Rugby's new head coach, was among the guests, as was his assistant, Sean Lineen.The full list of awards:Professional Player of the Year - Glenn MetcalfePremiership Player of the Year - Neil McKenzie (Glasgow Hawks)National League Player of the Year - Neil Baillie (Ardrossan Academicals)Young Player of the Year - Steven Manning (Ayr)Club of the Year - Hillhead/JordanhillClub Personality Award - John Low (Stewartry)Sponsor of the Year - Allianz Cornhill (sponsor of Hillhead/Jordanhill)Referee of the Year - Andy Hepburn (Lenzie)Special awards - Allan Hosie and Bill McMurtrie