Nominees announced for McCrea Financial Services Warrior of the Month for December

Nominees announced for McCrea Financial Services Warrior of the Month for December

A quartet of internationals are in the running to be named McCrea Financial Services Warrior of the Month for December, after a month that saw Glasgow Warriors round out the calendar year on a high note on the field.

suffering defeat away to Benetton at the end of November, Danny Wilson’s men
came bouncing back in style, running in five tries to claim a 33-14 victory
over the Dragons in front of the Warrior Nation.

A battling
performance then saw the Warriors claim a losing bonus-point in a 20-13 reverse
at the hands of La Rochelle, before making a statement with a dominant 22-7 win
over Exeter in front of a sold-out Scotstoun in what would ultimately prove to
be the final match of 2021 for Wilson’s side.

have until 12pm on Saturday 8 January to cast their vote, and can do so
via the club’s official Twitter account.

The nominees,
selected for their efforts both on the field and around the club, are:

Ali Price

In a year
that saw the scrum-half earn British and Irish Lions honours and captain his
country for the first time, December was the perfect way for Price to cap off
his landmark 2021.

A try-scorer
in the win over the Dragons, the 28-year-old then enjoyed one of his most
memorable moments in Glasgow colours away in La Rochelle; on the occasion of
his 100th appearance for the club, he led the club as captain for
the first time in his eight years at Scotstoun.

continued as skipper for the win over Exeter, his canny tactical kicking and
speed of service providing Glasgow with a solid platform from which to roar to


for the second month in succession, Tuipulotu has continued the fine form in
which he has started his Glasgow Warriors career since his arrival in the
summer of 2021.

earned a first Scotland cap in the Autumn Nations Series win over Tonga, the
former Melbourne Rebel returned to Scotstoun in try-scoring form, crashing over
for his first score in front of the Warrior Nation in the victory over the

The centre
was then integral to Glasgow’s strong performances in the Heineken Champions
Cup, his tally of 66 metres made with ball in hand against Exeter more than any
other Warrior.


ever-present throughout the month of December, 27-year-old Steyn showed both
his versatility and class in both the United Rugby Championship and Heineken
Champions Cup.

The Scotland
star marked his first start at outside centre since January 2020 with a try,
finishing off a flowing team move by gathering Ross Thompson’s cross-field kick
in front of the East Stand against the Dragons.

Steyn then
made it two tries in as many matches just a week later, producing a superb
finish to touch down away to La Rochelle as he helped his side to a losing


Another to
have featured in each of the club’s fixtures across the month of December,
Scotland hooker Turner’s all-action style once again saw him catch the eye in
Glasgow colours.

A powerful
showing against the Dragons saw him wreak havoc in the loose, cutting down
Dragons attackers and carrying hard at every opportunity.

His dynamism
with ball in hand was also evident in the win over Exeter, with his 54 metres
with ball in hand equalled only by Jack Dempsey amongst Glasgow’s forwards.

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