Alainu'uese wins March award

Brian Alainu'uese has been voted the McCrea Financial Services Warrior of the Month for March.Brian Alainu'uese with Patrick Thistle's Niall Keown

The giant lock put in two solid performances in the games against the Dragons and Connacht last month.

McCrea Financial Services, who sponsor both Glasgow Warriors and Scottish Premiership football side Partick Thistle, this year celebrate 15 years in sports sponsorship. They are long-term sponsors of their respective monthly player awards, shortlisted by the coaches and voted for by supporters.

Thistle centre back Niall Keown has been voted their Player of the Month and McCrea Financial Services have brought together the two March winners at the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow - the midway point between the two grounds, Scotstoun and Firhill.

Alainu'uese was named the Guinness PRO12 Man of the Match following the win over the Dragons, with his constant carries chipping away at the visitor’s defence.

With Connacht enjoying the majority of possession when they visited Glasgow towards the end of the month, Alainu’uese’s defensive capabilities were clearly on show, as he continued to knock attackers back in a dominant display. 

The 23-year-old, who joined the Warriors last October from Waikato on a short-term deal until the end of the season, has become a fan favourite following a number of exceptional performances in the second-row.

Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org, Brian Alainu'uese said: “I’m truly grateful to be voted the McCrea Financial Services Warrior of the Month for March.

“I love the fans and I’m honoured and humbled that they voted for me. I really enjoy playing for Glasgow Warriors.”

For more about the information McCrea Financial Services provide, for every stage of life, please visit mccreafs.co.uk or find them on twitter or facebook.

Check out Warriors HQ at 5pm today on Warriors TV for exclusive interviews with Brian Alainu'uese and Niall Keown.