January Bank of Ireland Player of the Month voting open now
February 4, 2021 11:00 am Site Editor
Robbie Henshaw, Andrew Porter and Luke McGrath have been named as the nominees for the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Player of the Month award for January.
Throughout January, Leinster won three out of four games in the Guinness PRO14, moving back to the top of Conference A.
Official Members can vote for their Bank of Ireland Player of the Month here.
Robbie Henshaw turned in big performances for Leinster in the two interprovincial wins against Ulster and Munster.
Against our Conference A rivals, Henshaw made 13 carries for 32 metres and made seven tackles in midfield while also partnering well with first-time centre Ross Byrne. His 52nd-minute try also pushed Leinster into a five-point lead which they would not relinquish.
He displayed another complete midfield performance in the win at Thomond Park, a willing ball-carrier throughout the 80 minutes, with five tackles in defence.
Is Robbie your Bank of Ireland Player of the Month? Official Members can vote here.
An ever-present in the matchday squad throughout January, Luke McGrath started three games while also appearing from the bench against Ulster.
As well as scoring tries against Connacht and Scarlets, arguably McGrath’s finest performance during January came in the win at Thomond Park.
The scrum half linked well with his captain Johnny Sexton in midfield to orchestrate the Leinster attack while also making some timely defensive interventions.
Is Luke your Bank of Ireland Player of the Month? Official Members can vote here.
Like Henshaw, Andrew Porter featured in the wins over Ulster and Munster with the prop proving his worth over and again.
He went the distance at Thomond Park and made a titanic 21 tackles, covering every blade of grass.
The former St Andrew’s College man also carried nine times, gaining 15 metres in a game of fine margins.
Is Andrew your Bank of Ireland Player of the Month? Official Members can vote here.