Earl up for Player of the Month
Ben Earl has been nominated for January’s Gallagher Premiership Player of the Month.
The back rower, who has been shortlisted for the award for three consecutive months, has continued his impressive form into the new year and is on the verge of making his international debut for England as a result.
Earl has been shortlisted for three months in a row.
From 13 carries, Earl made 82 metres, making four clean breaks and beating two defenders. Adding another try to his name against Worcester Warriors, the 22-year-old also made 14 tackles in the month.
You can vote for Ben via 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 this season the public, via the app, will act as an 11th judge.
Your vote and those from the other 10 judges will then be tallied to reveal the winner each month.
Voting closes at midnight on Thursday get voting on the official Premiership Rugby app. Access the Polls section in the More menu tab and get voting.
Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Month – January shortlist
Will Cliff – Sale Sharks
Alex Dombrandt – Harlequins
Ben Earl – Saracens
George Furbank – Northampton Saints
Nathan Hughes – Bristol Bears
Taqele Naiyaravoro – Northampton Saints
Cobus Reinach – Northampton Saints
Rohan Janse van Rensburg – Sale Sharks
Jono Ross – Sale Sharks
Sam Simmonds – Exeter Chiefs
Jack Willis – Wasps