Shortlist for October Warrior of the Month unveiled
Four players have been shortlisted for the McCrea Financial Services Warrior of the Month award for October, with the Warrior Nation set to vote for their winner ahead of Thursday’s deadline.
Rennie’s side faced a trio of Welsh opponents over the course of October,
opening with a narrow defeat to the Scarlets at Scotstoun before claiming a
17-13 victory over Cardiff Blues just eight days later.
A rest weekend
was followed by Saturday’s defeat in Newport against the Dragons, rounding out
the month’s action in disappointing fashion.
performances of this month’s nominated quartet caught the eye of both the
Warrior Nation and the coaching staff across each of the three matches to earn
their place on the shortlist.
Glasgow Hawks and Glasgow Accies second-row has started the season in
barnstorming fashion, starting in all three of the club’s outings over the
month of October.
into the side ahead of Glasgow’s Guinness PRO14 home opener against the
Scarlets, McDonald has since retained his place thanks to his combative work in
the engine room.
performance against Cardiff Blues saw him earn a rapturous ovation from the
Scotstoun faithful, whilst he was only denied a first try for the club by the
TMO in the defeat to the Dragons on Saturday.
co-captain Gibbins is another to have started each of his side’s fixtures
during October, leading from the front once more at the start of the new
31-year-old flanker touched down for the opening try in the win over Cardiff
Blues, positioning himself at the back of a rolling maul to touch down for his
first score of the season.
leads the league in tackles after four rounds of the competition, his total of
58 one ahead of Ulster flanker Sean Reidy.
experienced Fusaro played his part in all three matches this month, bringing
his mix of dynamic ball-carrying and breakdown expertise to proceedings.
centurion currently sits in a tie for fourth in the league in the turnovers
category, stealing the ball on three occasions for his side.
also involved in the lead-up to Stafford McDowall’s late score against the
Scarlets, his line break and offload allowing Huw Jones to produce the scoring
pass to his centre partner late in the game.
scrum-half Dobie has appeared in each of the club’s matches so far this season,
making an impact each time he takes to the field.
18-year-old’s speed around the breakdown has impressed onlookers from all
quarters so far this season, alongside his quality of service from the
breakdown and set piece.
2001, Dobie is the first player born in the 21st century to make a
competitive appearance for the Warriors.