Gareth Anscombe has won the URC’s Gilbert golden boot award

Gareth Anscombe has capped a remarkable return from his two-year injury lay-off by being crowned the United Rugby Championship’s Gilbert Golden Boot winner for 2021-22.

The prize is given to the season’s most accurate place-kicker, with all kickers who have attempted a minimum of 30 ranked by their success percentage.

And, after the URC StatMaster numbers – provided by Oval Insights – were crunched, it was Ospreys and Wales fly-half Anscombe who came out on top, boasting a success rate of 93.5%.

The 31-year-old only returned to action in pre-season from 761 days out with a knee ligament injury which had delayed the start of his Ospreys career.

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