Williams on award shortlist
By Mark Stevens
Exeter Chiefs prop Harry Williams is on a seven-man shortlist for the Gallagher Premiership RugbyPlayer of the Month for December.
The England international enjoyed a stellar month, scoring in Exeter’s home victory over Saracens, as well as the Heineken Champions Cup game away to Gloucester.
He will be battling for the accolade against former Chief Will Chudley, who has been in impressive form for Bath, as well as Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins), Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks), Cobus Reinach (Northampton Saints), Jono Ross (Sale Sharks) and Harry Thacker (Bristol Bears).
Premiership Rugby say it is becoming harder than ever to pick one star performer each month, which is why we have opened the voting to the public on the official Premiership Rugby app.
The usual panel of nine judges remain – Nick Mullins (BT Sport), Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport), Mick Cleary (The Daily Telegraph), Sarah Mockford (Rugby World), Jonny Fordham (The Sun), Robert Kitson (The Guardian), Chris Jones (BBC 5 Live), David Rogers (Getty Images) and Tom Hamilton (ESPN) with Premiership Rugby Communications Director Paul Morgan acting as chair – but this season the public will act as a tenth judge.
Your vote and those from the other nine judges will then be tallied to reveal the winner each month.
Voting closing at 1pm on Friday so to ensure your favourite player wins, get voting on the official Premiership Rugby app. Access the Polls section in the More menu tab and get voting!