Player of the Month accolade for Magnus

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Oban’s international rugby player Magnus Bradbury has been voted Scottish Building Society Player of the Month for December.

The 26-year-old back-row capped off an excellent end to 2021 by becoming Edinburgh Rugby’s 36th club centurion, making his 100th appearance in the home bonus-point victory over Benetton, a game in which Bradbury was also named Player of the Match.

It was in the bonus-point away win over Dragons that Bradbury was perhaps at his most devastating, however, as he bulldozed though the Welsh side’s defence more than once.

Bradbury has also been a brick wall in defence, making huge defensive plays at integral moments in the capital club’s three consecutive victories in November and December.

Magnus said: ‘I’m really happy to have won this award. I feel really privileged to have the supporters vote me as their Player of the Month.

‘There are a number of players who could have won the award. It shows how many guys are playing at the top of their game at the moment.

‘Three back-row players were nominated for the award, which underlines the quality we have in that position.’

Sponsored and backed by the Scottish Building Society, the initiative sees Edinburgh’s main club partner generously donate £500 Magnus’ charity of choice – Macmillan Cancer Support.

‘I have chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as I have a few family members that have suffered or are suffering from cancer so any donation they can get is brilliant,’ Magnus continued.

‘It’s great we’re able to support a charity that means so much to me. I’m delighted this donation will play a part in supporting some of the brilliant work the charity does.’

Edinburgh Rugby head coach Mike Blair added: ‘Magnus can be really proud of how he has performed so far this season, so it’s great to see him pick up December’s Player of the Month award after a really strong end to 2021.

‘He’s worked really hard on developing his overall skillset while maintaining that physicality which we all see every time Magnus steps on the pitch.

‘We’re delighted to see Magnus rewarded for his consistency and look forward to seeing him kick on in 2022.’

Magnus with his Player of the Month award for December. Photograph: Ross Parker/SNS Group. NO_T02_MagnusBradbury_PlayerOfTheMonth