Crosbie voted December’s Scottish Building Society Player of the Month
Back-row Luke Crosbie has today been voted Scottish Building Society Player of the Month for December, becoming the first Edinburgh player to win the award twice in a season.
Crosbie has been at his combative best so far this campaign and continued the rich vein of form that saw him claim October’s award.
The back-row was devastating against Saracens at StoneX Stadium, and put in typically industrious performances against Munster and Castres at DAM Health Stadium.
The former Livingstone RFC and Currie Chieftans man then capped off an impressive month by crossing the whitewash in his side’s home 1872 Cup clash against Glasgow Warriors.
On winning the award, Crosbie said: “It’s a real honour to pick up December’s Player of the Month award, especially with the fans voting for me to get successive awards.
“We’ve had some tough matches in December, but I’ve really enjoyed going toe-to-toe with some of Europe’s best in the Champions Cup.
“The staff at the club get to see how hard I’m working, so it’s great that the fans have recognised that effort as well.
As part of the monthly award initiative, Main Club Partner Scottish Building Society has donated £500 to Crosbie’s chosen charity, with the back-row selecting Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.
Edinburgh Rugby and the capital-based charity have a long-standing partnership and the Edinburgh squad made their annual visit and present donation to the ‘Sick Kids’ last month.
On his chosen charity, Crosbie, said: “I remember when I first visited the hospital with the club seeing the lift it gives the kids there. It’s really important work they’re doing, and I’m grateful to be in a position where I can help.
“The staff and everyone involved in the charity works so hard, it’s a really deserving place for the donation and I’m thankful to Scottish Building Society for the support.
Head Coach Mike Blair praised Crosbie’s current form, saying: “Luke has continued to set really high standards in an Edinburgh shirt, and getting back-to-back player of the month awards is testament to that.
“He’s shown real leadership on and off the pitch and is a driving force in the behaviours we want to display as a team.”
Scottish Building Society, Chief Executive Officer, Paul Denton, said: “Luke Crosbie has had an incredible season so far, so it’s no surprise that he has been announced as Scottish Building Society’s Player of the Month yet again.
“Going into 2023 and as we reach the final stages of the season, his performance will be critical to Edinburgh’s success.
“Aside from his incredible work on the pitch, it is great to see him support an invaluable local charity – Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.
“We are proud to donate to the lifechanging medical, mental health and family wellbeing support it provides to people in need, as well as help highlight their mission to our audiences.”