​Scottish Building Society Player of the Month: May

​Scottish Building Society Player of the Month: May

The four nominees for May’s Scottish Building Society Player of the Month were today announced, giving supporters the opportunity to vote for the player that impressed them the most in the final rounds of the EPCR Challenge Cup and United Rugby Championship.

The four players to be nominated by the coaching team all impressed as Edinburgh faced Wasps in the Challenge Cup Quarter-Final, Glasgow Warriors in the 1872 Cup decider and DHL Stormers in the URC Final Eight.

Centre Chris Dean, winger Damien Hoyland, back-row Luke Crosbie and hooker Dave Cherry are all nominated for the final Scottish Building Society Player of the Month Award of the season.

Sponsored and backed by Scottish Building Society, Edinburgh’s Main Club Partner will generously donate £500 to the winning player’s charity of choice, and present the player with a trophy to commemorate their success.

All four players have chosen to support the fundraising efforts of the club’s physiotherapist Jamie Coffey, who is next month taking part in a 450-mile relay from Gretna Green to John O’Groats in aid of the Simpsons Special Care Babies charity in Edinburgh.

Supporters can vote for who they think should take the award using the below link before the poll closes on Monday morning.


Chris Dean

The centre has been in scintillating form since returning to the starting line-up at the start of May.

Dean provided a try assist for Magnus Bradbury in the club’s European Quarter-Final loss to Wasps, before repeating the feat against Glasgow Warriors in the team’s decisive derby victory a fortnight later.

Dean capped off an in impressive month by putting pen-to-paper on a new deal with the club.

Chosen charity: Stride for Simpsons

Damien Hoyland

Hoyland returned from injury against Ulster in Round 16 and hasn’t look back since.

Solid under the high ball and always a threat with ball in hand, the winger has grown in confidence with every minute back in the starting line-up.

Hoyland grabbed the all-important try in last month’s 1872 Cup win and has since been named in the Scotland squad for the upcoming summer tour to South America.

Chosen charity: Stride for Simpsons

Luke Crosbie

Crosbie is another player that returned from injury to make an instant impact in the No. 6 jersey.

The back-row made a thunderous break against Wasps to set-up Ben Vellacott’s opening score, while his rampaging run against Glasgow Warriors brought BT Murayfield to its feet.

Crosbie was once again impressive against DHL Stormers where he finished with a try assist and as the team’s top try-scorer.

Chosen charity: Stride for Simpsons

Dave Cherry

Although Cherry missed out through injury against Wasps, the hooker was back to his best against Glasgow Warriors where he put in a monstrous shift at the coalface to secure the derby win.

Cherry was influential once again against DHL Stormers in Cape Town as he grabbed a well-taken lineout drive score to level proceedings just before half-time.

Cherry was rewarded for his fine club form with a call-up to the Scotland squad for the upcoming summer tour to South America.

Chosen charity: Stride for Simpsons

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