A trio of Northampton Saints backs have been named among the shortlist for Gallagher Premiership Player of the Month for March and the time has come for you the supporters to have your say in who wins the award.
With two Gallagher Premiership Player of the Month awards already having made their way to Franklin's Gardens this season, as Cobus Reinach and Rory Hutchinson collected bag-to-back gongs for December and February, Saints could well be accepting another as Tom Collins joins Reinach and Hutchinson in the trio of Saints on the shortlist for March.
It has been one of the most intriguing and competitive seasons to date and the excitement was evident throughout March, with a number of individuals standing out for their respective clubs, leading to a final shortlist of 16 being named:
- Ruan Ackermann (Gloucester Rugby)
- Don Armand (Exeter Chiefs)
- Tom Collins (Northampton Saints)
- Santiago Cordero (Exeter Chiefs)
- Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
- Ollie Devoto (Exeter Chiefs)
- Toby Flood (Newcastle Falcons)
- Alex Goode (Saracens)
- Bryce Heem (Worcester Warriors)
- Rory Hutchinson (Northampton Saints)
- Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks)
- Ian Madigan (Bristol Bears)
- Cobus Reinach (Northampton Saints)
- Will Skelton (Saracens)
- Sonatane Takulua (Newcastle Falcons)
- Dan Thomas (Bristol Bears)
It is becoming harder than ever to pick one star performer each month, which is why we have opened the voting to the public on the official Premiership Rugby app this season.
The usual panel of nine judges remain - Nick Mullins (BT Sport), Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport), Mick Cleary (The Daily Telegraph), Sarah Mockford (Rugby World), Jonny Fordham (The Sun), Robert Kitson (The Guardian), Chris Jones (BBC 5 Live), David Rogers (Getty Images) and Tom Hamilton (ESPN) with Premiership Rugby Communications Director Paul Morgan acting as chair - but this season the public will act as a tenth judge.
Your vote and those from the other nine judges will then be tallied to reveal the winner each month.
Voting closes at 12pm on Friday so to ensure your favourite player wins, get voting on the official Premiership Rugby app. Access the Polls section in the More menu tab and get voting!