18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
"It has been unbelievable how things have worked out for me since I came to Leeds," said Tincknell, who turned his back on a promising cricket career to focus on rugby two seasons ago.
"I got my head down in pre-season and worked hard and thankfully the coaching staff have rewarded me for that and I have got some game time.
"I have really enjoyed playing as part of the team and I think my confidence has grown with every game. I am constantly learning whether that is at training or in games and I know I still have a lot to learn."