A trio of Northampton Saints backs have been named among the shortlist for Gallagher Premiership Player of the Month for November, and the time has come for you – the supporters – to have your say in who wins the award.
Two Gallagher Premiership Player of the Month awards made their way to Franklin's Gardens last season, as Cobus Reinach and Rory Hutchinson collected the gongs for December and February, Saints could well be accepting another as Tom Collins and Taqele Naiyaravoro join Hutchinson in the trio of Saints on the shortlist for November.
After five thrilling rounds of action Northampton Saints sit atop the table and have three players nominated after the clashes with Leicester Tigers, Harlequins and Bath Rugby in November.
Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Month – November shortlist
Tom Collins – Northampton Saints
Ben Earl – Saracens
Ted Hill – Worcester Warriors
Nathan Hughes – Bristol Bears
Rory Hutchinson – Northampton Saints
Taqele Naiyaravoro – Northampton Saints
Tom O’Flaherty – Exeter Chiefs
Charles Piutau – Bristol Bears
Joe Simpson – Gloucester Rugby
It is becoming harder than ever to pick one star performer each month, which is why this season Premiership Rugby are once again opening the voting to the public on the official Premiership Rugby app.
The usual panel of ten judges remain – Nick Mullins (BT Sport), Jill Douglas (Broadcaster), 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 the public will act as an 11th judge.
Your vote and those from the other ten judges will then be tallied to reveal the winner each month.
Voting closes at 1pm on Thursday 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!