Yorkshire Carnegie back rower Andy Saull is one of four players nominated for the Greene King IPA Championship Player of the Month for March and now he needs your vote to win the award.
As the Championship season’s play-offs approach, the penultimate Player of the Month nominees have been unveiled.
Nominees for the March award, which includes three rounds of the Championship action, come from Jersey, Rotherham Titans, Doncaster Knights and Yorkshire Carnegie.
Jersey’s James Freeman wins his first nomination, after impressing during the club’s win over Rotherham Titans last month. The flanker scored two tries at St Peters during the home side’s 44-27 victory, one after running onto a high kick and the other from an impressive maul.
He also was part of a powerful Jersey pack whose late penalty tries helped narrowly overcome Nottingham and London Scottish.
After a challenging season, which will see Rotherham Titans finish in the bottom half of the table for the first time since 2012/13, lock Barney Maddison has impressed thanks to his leadership and determination.
Despite suffering a string of injuries two seasons ago, the 27 year old has become a dominant force for the Titans.
He has been inspirational in helping the Titans pull clear of the wrong end of the table, while his commitment and desire, combined with his set piece work and ball-carrying, made him a standout player throughout March.
A name familiar to most, Yorkshire Carnegie’s Andy Saull has demonstrated his experience and skill in helping to secure the club’s finish in the top four.
His Premiership experience with Saracens and Newcastle is clear to see, especially in his breakdown skills which have proved a real asset.
Part of a pack that is starting to make some real dents in the league, and peaking at the right time, Andy crossed the whitewash twice against Moseley in March and again off the bench against Bedford Blues.
Finally, Doncaster are included in the nominee lineup for fourth time, with Will Hurrell singled out for the March award. The back, who has featured at both wing and centre, has made a huge impact on the Knights’ midfield this season.
Hugely physical with ball in hand and a brick wall in defence, Hurrell’s try against London Scottish and Moseley, combined with a superb performance in the narrow defeat to league leaders Bristol, saw him stand out for the panel.
To vote for your March Greene King IPA Championship Player of the Month, visit www.englandrugby.com/champ-potm and be in with a chance of winning a pitch day at Twickenham for you and eight friends.
Voting opens on April 13 and closes on midnight on Sunday 17.