Scottish Building Society Player of the Month: February

Scottish Building Society Player of the Month: February

The four nominees for February'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 latest rounds of the URC.

Including Ospreys, Leinster, Munster and Connacht matches, all four players managed to shine despite a tricky run of form for the club.

Marshall Sykes and Adam McBurney have both stepped up to add grunt and bite in the pack, as has young flanker Connor Boyle, who has enjoyed a breakthrough month. Full-back Henry Immelman has erupted into lethal form, scoring twice against Connacht, and looking at his rampaging best in the club's away fixtures. Supporters can vote for who they think should take the award using the link at the bottom of the page, before the poll closes at 10am Thursday 10 March.

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.

Meet the four players who've been nominated for this month's award and learn their chosen charities.


Marshall Sykes

Scotland international lock Marshall Sykes has provided immense work rate around the park, regularly smashing rucks in attack and defence. In fact, the second-row has hit a ruck every two minutes he has been on the field so far this season.

Sykes has at his brutal best against Munster, putting in an 80-minute display of unrelenting physicality, which included a bone-crunching shot late in the game.

Chosen charity: Dementia UK


Adam McBurney

Hooker McBurney has had to bide his time to get his opportunity in an Edinburgh shirt since his summer move from Ulster, waiting in the wings behind Scotland internationalists Dave Cherry and Stuart McInally. February saw McBurney get an extended run in the number two jersey, and he has more than seized his opportunity.

Hitting 33/35 lineouts successfully, and showing energy all around the park, and a never-say-die attitude - typified by running to get a scrum set quickly with the team 40 points up against Connacht.

Chosen charity: The Disasters Emergency Committee


Connor Boyle

A self-confessed Edinburgh fanatic, Boyle has burst onto the scene in an impressive month at openside flanker. A nuisance over the ball, and a tireless carrier of the ball, Boyle has been a standout for the capital club.

An adept defender, Boyle has topped the tackle charts for the month, not missing a tackle in tough away fixtures against Irish giants Leinster and Munster.

Chosen charity: The Disasters Emergency Committee


Henry Immelman

Immelman arrived in Edinburgh with the reputation of being able to cover almost every position in the back-line, however the behemoth has cemented himself in the capital club's full-back jersey. A heavy carrier, and imperious under the high ball, the South African has made the position his own.

An exceptional month was capped in style against Connacht, with Immelman earning the POTM award, scoring two tries in the process.

Chosen charity: The Disasters Emergency Committee


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