Phil Dowson is the February Steffans Player of the Month © Getty Images
Rugby News Dowson takes home Steffans Player of the Month in February
Phil Dowson will be the recipient of a TW Steel watch after having been named the Steffans Player of the Month for February.
The flanker had an outstanding February, leading the Saints throughout their unbeaten month to the top of the Aviva Premiership table and the LV= Cup knockout stages.
Leading from the front, Dowson had a 100 percent tackling success rate in the Aviva Premiership wins over Worcester and Newcastle, and carried the ball an average of 12 times per match.
He beat off competition from scrum-half Kahn Fotuali'i and wing Jamie Elliott in an online poll of Northampton Saints supporters.
While the public was casting its vote, the club's coaches were deciding that head of analysis Ross Appleton deserved the accolade of TW Steel Clubman of the Month.
Appleton joined the Saints in 2008 and while the vast majority of his work is done out of the view of the general public his contributions have helped the team to its current place at the top end of English club rugby.
“Ross has been an outstanding member of the support staff for a number of years,” said director of rugby Jim Mallinder. “As head of analysis he is at every game, home and away, but he then also works during his days off to make sure that the players and coaches can be fully prepared during the week ahead of our next game.
“Ross is a vital cog in the wheel and thoroughly deserves his TW Steel Clubman of the Month award.”
The club also announced that Sue Forsey, who was one of the hundreds and hundreds of supporters who cast their vote in November, has won the £50 voucher for Steffans Northampton.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH – WINNERS’ ROLL CALL
Steffans Player of the Month Sam DICKINSON
TW Steel Clubman of the Month GJ VAN VELZE
Steffans Player of the Month Samu MANOA
TW Steel Clubman of the Month Rebecca WORTH
Steffans Player of the Month Alex WALLER
TW Steel Clubman of the Month Dylan HARTLEY
Steffans Player of the Month Christian DAY
TW Steel Clubman of the Month Ross MCMILLAN
Steffans Player of the Month George NORTH
TW Steel Clubman of the Month Ryan GLYNN
Steffans Player of the Month Phil DOWSON
TW Steel Clubman of the Month Ross APPLETON
For over 30 years Steffans has been the pre-eminent jewellers in Northampton. Steffans remains a family-run business, with stores in Northampton town centre and Market Harborough, and a multi-award winning website. Steffans are long-standing supporters of the Saints, providing prizes for the club’s End of Season Awards and great offers to Season Ticket Holders through their membership of the Saints Savers Club.
Steffans is also the home of the limited edition TW Steel Northampton Saints supporters watch, a bold timepiece which features the classic green and gold highlights to represent the Saints’ world-famous colours and adds some classic style to every outfit.
For more information about Steffans visit www.steffans.co.uk