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Newport Gwent Dragons Head Coach, Paul Turner has tonight been named the Magners League Coach of the Season at the inaugural Magners League Awards dinner at the Millennium Stadium.

Turner last year guided the Dragons to their best finish in several years and automatic European Qualification.  Last season the Dragons were one of the most competitive sides in the League, losing only twice at home and beating all four play-off sides at Rodney Parade.

Wales coach Warren Gatland presented Turner with the award after he pipped Sean Lineen of Glasgow Warriors to the title. Speaking of the award Turner said: "More than anything I'm very humbled by this. 

"There are far more deserving people in the room and I've been very fortunate with the staff at the Dragons, who have supported me greatly.  We had a strong season last year and if we can build on our consistency we have the potential to do great things at Rodney Parade."

Other winners included:

Magners Players’ Player Award - Tommy Bowe (Ospreys)

Magners League Young Player of the Season - Tim Visser (Edinburgh)

Celtic Rugby Chairman’s Award - Michael Bradley (Connacht Rugby)

Magners League Try of the Season - Ken Owens (Scarlets)

Gilbert Golden Boot Award - Chris Paterson (Edinburgh)

Specsavers Fairplay Award - Cardiff Blues

Magners League Dream Team Captain - Ali Kellock (Glasgow Warriors)

Magners League Dream Team 2009 / 2010

15 Ben Blair (Cardiff Blues)
14 Tommy Bowe (Ospreys)
13 Brian O'Driscoll (Leinster)
12 James Hook (Ospreys)
11 Tim Visser (Edinburgh)
10 Dan Parks (Glasgow Warriors)
9 Tomas O'Leary (Munster)
1 Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues)
2 Ken Owens (Scarlets)
3 Adam Jones (Ospreys)
4 Leo Cullen (Leinster)
5 Ali Kellock (Glasgow Warriors)
6 Jerry Collins (Ospreys)
7 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors)
8 Jamie Heaslip (Leinster)

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