Ranking Top 30 Players in the 2013/14 Aviva Premiership

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Ranking Top 30 Players in the 2013/14 Aviva Premiership
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Northampton Saints walked out of Twickenham as 2013-14 Aviva Premiership champions on Saturday, claiming a historic 24-20 win over Saracens after 100 minutes of frantic momentum swinging.

Alex Waller's last-gasp try sealed a dramatic win for Jim Mallinder's side, and with a summer of international rugby waiting around the corner, now is the time to look back and reflect on a campaign that didn't fail in living up to expectations.

It's difficult to ascertain what precisely makes up a successful season for an individual, but one of rugby's most enamouring factors is that any one player can shine, even in smaller surroundings, to claim their place among the elite.

With hundreds of players to choose from, we've ranked this season's 30 most impressive stars, taking into account the impact they've had on their respective sides' seasons during the league term.

It's inevitable that those players featuring for the higher-finishing outfits claim precedence in a ranking such as this, benefiting from the presence of superior teammates, but even those from the smaller clubs have had their say on our rundown.

Let us know who you think should have made it into the reckoning in the forum below, along with suggestions for how you might have ranked those included.

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