January Player of the Month nominees announced

January Player of the Month nominees announced

The nominees for January’s Scottish Building Society Player of the Month have today been announced.

Luke Crosbie, Emiliano Boffelli, Bill Mata and Pierre Schoeman are all nominated for the monthly award after impressing in EPCR Challenge games against Gloucester and Scarlets, helping the capital side reach the knockout stages of the European competition.

The winner of the award will have £500 donated to their cause or charity of choice, courtesy of Main Club Partner Scottish Building Society.

Check out our four nominees and learn more about their chosen charity or cause of choice below.



Luke Crosbie – VOTE HERE

The back-row missed out on the Gloucester match through injury but was back to his destructive best in the bonus-point victory at Parc y Scarlets a week later.

Crosbie registered four turnovers while making 21 tackles with a 100% success rate. With the ball in hand, the back-row made eight carries and four tacklebreaks as Sean Everitt’s side scored five tries against their Welsh opponents.

Chosen cause: Currie Chieftains minis


Emiliano Boffelli – VOTE HERE

‘Boff’ returned from injury against Gloucester, making his first start since featuring in the Semi-Final stages of the 2023 Rugby World for Los Pumas.

A true master of the air, the full-back’s aerial prowess was on display in both European matches, where a magnificent high ball take and offload to Duhan van der Merwe proved a moment of magic in the bonus-point win at Parc y Scarlets.

Chosen charity: My Name’5 Doddie Foundation


Bill Mata – VOTE HERE

Viliame ‘Bill’ Mata played in both European matches where his strong carrying and relentless defence where on show as Edinburgh Rugby booked their place in the last 16 of Europe.

The Fijian internationalist was at his barnstorming best in the home clash with Gloucester with a flurry of explosive runs from deep, where his hard yards so often had Edinburgh on the front foot.

Chosen charity: Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity


Pierre Schoeman – VOTE HERE

A monster up front, Schoeman continues to dominate at set-piece time while his defensive efforts proved the difference in the bonus-point win at Parc y Scarlets.

A menace at the breakdown, Schoeman appeared to be causing havoc in the Scarlets ranks with every opportunity, while the loosehead prop popped up with a try just after half-time to help extend Edinburgh’s lead in West Wales.

Chosen charity: Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

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