Boyle voted Scottish Building Society Player of the Month for November

Boyle voted Scottish Building Society Player of the Month for November

Connor Boyle was today voted Scottish Building Society Player of the Month for November after winning a public vote that saw over 2000 supporters submit their pick in one the tightest battles yet.

Boyle, 23, picks up the award after a hugely impressive November in the capital pack – the back-row started all three home fixtures against Connacht, Vodacom Bulls and Benetton Rugby at Hive Stadium.

After grabbing a score from the pine in the away defeat to Leinster, Boyle was at his best in a three-game home stand, proving a thorn in his opponents’ sides at the breakdown where his jackalling and turnover abilities were on show throughout for the Burgh faithful.

While Ben Healy grabbed the headlines with a last-gasp winner against Connacht, Boyle was a defensive juggernaut, making 20 tackles and recording two turnovers.

Boyle backed that up with a Player of the Match performance against Vodacom Bulls – his 20 tackles and two turnovers paved the way for a bonus-point win against the South African franchise.

On being named November’s Player of the Month, Boyle said: “I’m so happy to win this award. I feel like I’ve started the season really well which is a massive positive for me.

“While I’m happy with my own performances, the fact the team is doing well and going from strength-to-strength is the main thing – we’ve started the year really brightly and have a lot to build on.

He continued: “The fact the fans have voted for this is brilliant and it means a lot to me. I can hopefully pay back that faith they’ve shown in me by getting better each week.

As part of the Player of the Month initiative – which is now in its third season of running – Main Club Partner Scottish Building Society have once again committed to donate £500 to each winning players’ charity or cause of choice.

Boyle has chosen Cash for Kids for this month’s award – a charity that helps disadvantaged children that need it most throughout the UK.

He continued: “I’ve chosen Cash for Kids as I was looking for a charity with local impact. They do a huge amount to help children across Edinburgh and the Lothians, so hopefully the £500 generously donated by Scottish Building Society can help them continue that work this Christmas.”

Find out how you can donate to Cash for Kids here and learn about Edinburgh Rugby’s Main Club Partner Scottish Building Society here.

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