May 08, 2014
Ashton named Prem Player of the Month
Chris Ashton has been named as the Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for April.
The England winger has been in fine form in both the league and in Europe. Ashton has played a starring role in Saracens Heineken Cup games against Ulster and Clermont Auvergne, whilst in the league he scored two tries in the clubs recent win against Worcester Warriors.
Ashton is the second Saracens player to take the accolade after Jacques Burger won the award for September.
The winner was voted for by a panel of media professionals – Nick Mullins (BT Sport), Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport), Mick Cleary (Daily Telegraph), Ian Stafford (Mail on Sunday), Jill Douglas (ITV Sport), Chris Jones (Radio 5 Live), David Rogers (Getty Images) and Ben Coles (Planet Rugby). The panel was chaired by Paul Morgan Premiership Rugby's Communications Director.
Winners in the 2013-14 season
September – Jacques Burger (Saracens)
October – Samu Manoa (Northampton Saints)
November - George Ford (Bath Rugby)
December - Nick Easter (Harlequins)
January – Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
February - Vereniki Goneva (Leicester Tigers)
March – Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks)