February was a resurgent month for the Saints and one epitomised by the performances of the three players nominated for the Steffans Player of the Month.
The hat-trick of wins catapulted them back into an increasingly tight race for the top four with backs and forwards alike functioning superbly at times.
A man who played a big role in kick-starting that momentum was Luther Burrell, the centre scoring one and playing a hand in each of the Saints’ other two tries in the dramatic month opening win at Harlequins. No back in black, green and gold made more carries (47), metres (252) or passed more defenders (13) with ball in hand, while Burrell also threw nine offloads into the mix.
He and the rest of the team have certainly benefitted from an upping of the tempo and one of the key protagonists in that pace of play has been Lee Dickson. As well as a heightened energy, the Saints captain has also contributed four important tries to the cause, including a contender for try of the season against London Irish – a game from which he took home the man of the match champagne.
Completing the trio is Tom Wood, whose normal service has been resumed since a return from injury. Alongside partner in crime Jamie Gibson, the flanker has racked up the tackles (42) and carries (27), also missing just 10 minutes of action across the four games. His lung busting break against Irish was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the month and led to the Premiership Try of the Week for Dickson.
While the short-list has been decided who takes home the TW Steel watch is up to you, the club’s supporters.
To cast your vote head to www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/steffans before 9am on Monday, March 14th! And by voting you could win yourself a £50 voucher for Steffans Northampton, too!
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.
For more information about Steffans visit www.steffans.co.uk
STEFFANS PLAYER OF THE MONTH Jamie Gibson
TW STEEL CLUBMAN OF THE MONTH Kristy Coates
STEFFANS PLAYER OF THE MONTH Kieran Brookes
TW STEEL CLUBMAN OF THE MONTH Ethan Waller
STEFFANS PLAYER OF THE MONTH Teimana Harrison
TW STEEL CLUBMAN OF THE MONTH Calum Clark
STEFFANS PLAYER OF THE MONTH Harry Mallinder
TW STEEL CLUBMAN OF THE MONTH Tom Kwah