Club News Clark, Fotuali’i and Pisi in running for March Steffans Player of the Month
The shortlist for the Steffans Player of the Month award for March has been confirmed, with three of the Saints’ most consistent performers in the season as a whole in the running to take home a TW Steel watch.
Calum Clark is a player often lauded for his ‘unseen’ work around the park, but the numbers don’t lie and the flanker’s contribution in the past month has mirrored his appetite for constant involvement on the field.
Having scored the gamebreaking try in an Aviva Premiership win over Gloucester, the Saxons captain also took the ball up 22 times and added 39 tackles to his team leading tally for the season, maintaining a remarkable percentage in the high 90s. The breakdown menace moved to 16 turnovers in all competitions, too.
Another who has brought the Saints plenty of joy on the deck – despite being a scrum-half – is Kahn Fotuali’i, the Aviva Premiership’s top ball poaching back also setting the mark at the Saints with 22 in 2013/14.
The Samoan continues to marshal a powerful Saints pack with aplomb and was particularly impressive in the LV= Cup knockout stages – despite the Saints’ narrow loss to Exeter. He also scored one of the tries in the recent East Midlands derby – his first in black, green and gold.
The final man on the list and second Samoan is George Pisi, who undoubtedly provided one of the performances of March in the LV= Cup semi-final win over Saracens.
The centre contributed a second half hat-trick, a try saving tackle and beat five defenders in that man of the match performance alone, while his monthly total of opponents beaten was an impressive 12.
Like Clark and Fotuali’i, Pisi appeared in all five Saints games and also carried the ball 38 times, adding 26 tackles to the mix.
Although the three players have been shortlisted by the club’s coaches, it is the supporters who decide who will take home the TW Steel watch that comes with the accolade of Player of the Month!
To cast a vote head to www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/steffans - everyone who votes will automatically be entered into a draw to win a £50 voucher for Steffans Northampton!
Voting closes at 5pm on Friday, April 18th, with the winner announced on Monday, April 21st.
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
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