Keith Earls has scooped the Zurich Irish Players’ Player of the Year award for 2018.

The Munster winger enjoyed a superb season at both provincial and international level, an integral part of Joe Schmidt's Grand Slam winning team and a key cog of a Munster side that reached a Champions Cup semi-final and face rivals Leinster this weekend in a Pro14 semi-final.

Earls succeeds provincial team-mate Conor Murray as Player of the Year.

Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale was named as the Nevin Spence Young Player of the Year 2018 after a record breaking season becoming the top try-scorer in a Six Nations campaign