December Scottish Building Society POTM nominees announced
The four nominees for December'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 and EPCR Challenge Cup.
Also taking into account November's bonus-point win against Dragons, the four players to be nominated all played significant roles in three straight victories as Edinburgh Rugby remain unbeaten since early October.
Having all featured in further wins against Benetton and Saracens, back-row trio Nick Haining, Luke Crosbie and Magnus Bradbury and full-back Emiliano Boffelli are all nominated for the award, which supporters can vote for using the link at the bottom of the page, before the poll closes at 10am on Tuesday 4 January.
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.
The Scotland international made his first start of the season in November's clash at Rodney Parade and was an immediate threat with his hard running and offloading skillset.
Haining's half-break and slick pass led to Emiliano Boffelli's early score, while the back-row continued to make the hard yards and take on the majority of close quarter carries throughout the bonus-point victory.
Haining once again started in the club's historic win away to Saracens where he continued to impress in the loose while providing a link between the forward pack and a new look half-back pairing.
Chosen charity: Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity
Crosbie has been Edinburgh Rugby's most consistent performer throughout November and December, highlighted by back-to-back Player of the Match awards in victories over Zebre and Dragons.
Crosbie's intelligence at the breakdown has resulted in a plethora of turnover penalties while the back-row's defensive bravery and never say die attitude are hallmarks of the Edinburgh pack.
Crosbie capped off an excellent Autumn by making his Scotland debut in the home win over Tonga at BT Murrayfield.
Chosen charity: The Larder
Magnus Bradbury capped off an excellent November/ December by becoming Edinburgh Rugby's 36th club centurion, making his 100th appearance in the home bonus-point victory over Benetton, a game in which the back-row was also named Player of the Match.
It was against Dragons however that Bradbury was perhaps at his most devastating, with the back-row bulldozing though the Welsh side's defence on more than one occasion.
Bradbury has also been a brick wall in defence, and like his back-row teammate Crosbie, the former Oban man has found himself making huge defensive plays at integral moments.
Chosen charity: Macmillan Cancer Support
The Argentine star was thrust straight into the action when he made his Edinburgh Rugby debut away to Dragons in November, only days after arriving in the Scottish capital.
It took Boffelli no time at all to showcase his class however as the full-back crossed the whitewash only minutes into his first Burgh appearance.
Boffelli scored a try on his home debut against Benetton, before his goal kicking masterclass helped secure a famous European victory against Saracens at StoneX Stadium.
Chosen Charity: Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity