Scottish Building Society POTM: March nominees announced
The four nominees for March’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 United Rugby Championship.
The four players to be nominated all played significant roles as Edinburgh Rugby travelled to face Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun in the 1872 Cup, before taking on Cell C Sharks and Emirates Lions during a two-week tour of South Africa.
Argentine back-three star Emiliano Boffelli, centurion stand-off Blair Kinghorn, up-and-coming back-row Ben Muncaster and Scotland international hooker Dave Cherry have all been nominated for March’s award after impressing throughout the month.
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.
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 midday on Monday 11 April.
Meet the four players who've been nominated for this month's award and learn their chosen charities.
The Argentine star was up to his usual tricks in March, where he maintained his stellar kicking form and imperious back-three play.
A safe pair of hands under the high ball, with a natural instinct to read the game, Boffelli’s international class has been on display since arriving in the Scottish capital in November.
The playmaker crossed the whitewash and added a further three conversions in last month’s historic win against Cell C Sharks in Durban.
Chosen charity: Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity
The club centurion continued his impressive form in the number 10 jersey throughout March where he started in both of the club’s South African fixtures against Cell C Sharks and Emirates Lions.
Kinghorn was masterful in the win over Sharks – picking up Player of the Match – as he crossed the whitewash twice, the second of which was a 30m sprint and dribble to line where he showcased excellent footballing skills.
Kinghorn’s form at DAM Health Stadium saw the Edinburgh Rugby Academy graduate start at stand-off against Ireland in Scotland’s final Six Nations fixture.
Chosen charity: The FamilieSCN2A Foundation
The Academy graduate and former Scotland U20 star has been a quality operator in the capital club’s back-row throughout March, starting in all three matches against Glasgow Warriors, Cell C Sharks and Emirates Lions.
The former North Berwick man went toe-to-toe with Springbok World Cup winning captain Siya Kolisi in Duban and came out on top, with a mammoth performance that saw Muncaster’s strong carrying and work rate on full display.
Muncaster is part of an up and coming forward unit that includes Connor Boyle, Marshall Sykes and Jamie Hodgson.
Chosen charity: The Christian Hobbs Gym
Hooker Dave Cherry continues to impress in the number 2 jersey where his leadership, work rate and drive were consistently on display in all three fixtures throughout March.
Not just a brilliant ball carrier who is willing to put in the hard yards, Cherry has showcased real skill in defence too where his late strip stopped a dangerous Sharks attack late in the first-half.
A dependable character who is always a threat in and around the whitewash, Cherry will be looking to maintain his impressive form heading into the business end of the season.
Chosen charity: Hearts and Balls charitable trust