Scottish Building Society Player of the Month: December

Scottish Building Society Player of the Month: December

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

Luke Crosbie, Viliame Mata, James Lang and Tom Cruse are all nominated for the award after impressing in December’s fixtures which saw the capital side face off against Munster, Saracens, Castres and Glasgow Warriors.

Supporters can now vote using the poll below which will close at 9am on Wednesday 11 January.

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

Check out our four nominees and learn more about their chosen charity!


Luke Crosbie

The back-row has been in sensational form so far this season, picking up October’s Player of the Month Award, and was once again hugely influential in the month of December.

Crosbie put in a devastating shift against Saracens at StoneX Stadium and crossed the whitewash in his side’s home 1872 Cup clash against Glasgow Warriors.

Will Crosbie become the first Edinburgh player to win two Scottish Building Society Player of the Month awards in a season?


Chosen charity: Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity


Viliame Mata

The Fijian international looks better than ever anchoring Edinburgh’s pack with a run of elite performances throughout December.

The club centurion crossed the whitewash against Castres while his fitness levels in both and attack defence has seen the number 8 produce a flurry of monster carries and bone-shuddering hits.


Chosen charity: Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity


James Lang

The inside centre is so often the unsung hero in Edinburgh’s backline attack with his skillset perfectly suited for the secondary playmaker role outside 10.

Lang carries courageously and is so often the man making hard yards straight from set-piece strike moves, while his hands allow him to move the ball away from contact quickly, freeing other runners.

Lang’s strong run of form should see him in contention for Scotland’s Six Nations squad.


Chosen charity: Cardiac Unit, Royal Bournemouth Hospital


Tom Cruse

Experienced hooker Cruse joined Edinburgh from Wasps in late November and was immediately selected for action with a number of injuries in the capital side’s front-row.

Cruse wasted no time in endearing himself to the capital support with a run of impactful performances at the coal face, including a near 80-minute cameo from bench against Castres where his tenacious carrying helped Edinburgh secure a bonus-point win at DAM Health Stadium


Chosen charity: My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

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