Player of the Month nominees confirmed for March

Player of the Month nominees confirmed for March

Your four nominees for March’s Scottish Building Society Player of the Month have today been confirmed!

Hamish Watson, Bill Mata, Boan Venter and Sam Skinner have all been nominated for the monthly award by the club’s coaches after impressing in BKT United Rugby Championship fixtures against Ospreys, DHL Stormers and Hollywoodbets Sharks.

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.




Hamish Watson – VOTE HERE!

The centurion put pen-to-paper on a new deal earlier today that will see the British & Irish Lion enter his 14thseason in the Scottish capital.

Watson entered the club’s top-10 list of all-time caps when he made his 150th appearance against Zebre Parma earlier this season, with the openside showing no signs of slowing down in the capital back-row.

Watson crossed the whitewash in the home victory over Ospreys, while he continued to showcase why he’s still one of the most effective ball-carriers in the URC during the team’s two-week tour to South Africa.

Chosen charity: My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

Boan Venter – VOTE HERE!

Big Boan has been a mainstay in the capital pack during the Six Nations period where his scrummaging and abrasive ball carrying continue to be super strengths.

Venter crossed the whitewash in the team’s away victory in Parma earlier this season and backed that up with another five-pointer in last weekend’s defeat to the Sharks.

Chosen charity: Hearts + Balls


Bill Mata will no doubt go down as one of the club’s greatest ever signings and while the number 8 may be off to pastures new at the end of the season, the Fijian internationalist continues to dominate at his position and showcase why he loves playing for Edinburgh.

Mata played 80 minutes in all three fixtures in March and even managed to cross the whitewash in Cape Town when taking a short ball off a lineout 10m out from the Stormers line.

The number 8 was like a cannon ball, firing himself over the line via Manie Libbok. Vintage Mata!

Chosen charity: Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity


Skinner returned from Six Nations duty with Scotland to put in back-to-back 80 minute workhorse performances against DHL Stormers and Hollywoodbets Sharks.

Skinner has shown time after time how important he is to the capital pack and with injuries behind him and minutes under his belt, the lock will have a huge role to play for Edinburgh entering the business end of the campaign.

Chosen charity: Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

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