MUNSTER winger Simon Zebo is included on the longlist for the 2013 ERC Player of the Year.
A number of players including Wesley Fofana of ASM Clermont Auvergne, Owen Farrell of Saracens and Pienaar are included agains having made made last year’s longlist.
The overall winner will be named after the ERC European club finals in Dublin this May.
*ERC Player of the Year longlist
Steffon Armitage ( Toulon), Rory Best ( Ulster Rugby), Julien Bonnaire (ASM Clermont Auvergne), Mike Brown ( Harlequins), Dan Cole ( Leicester Tigers), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Wesley Fofana (ASM Clermont Auvergne), Mamuka Gorgodze ( Montpellier), Charlie Hodgson ((Saracens), James Johnston (Harlequins), Joe Launchbury ( London Wasps), Morgan Parra (ASM Clermont Auvergne), Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers), Ruan Pienaar (Ulster Rugby), Simon Zebo (Munster).