Gray claims Warrior of the Month award
Jonny Gray has been voted the McCrea Financial Services Warrior of the Month for April, after a landmark month for the second-rower.
The 25-year-old picked up 47% of the public vote, beating Fraser Brown, Ali Price and Tommy Seymour to lift the final monthly award of the 2018/19 campaign.
The award was presented by Bex Francis from Hillhead Jordanhill Women, who are also sponsored by McCrea Financial Services. Hillhead Jordanhill Women won the Tennent’s Women’s Premier League this season and were runners-up in the Sarah Beaney Cup.
April began in memorable fashion for Gray, as he became the latest player to join the illustrious list of Glasgow Warriors centurions against Ulster at Scotstoun.
The Scotland international marked the occasion in the best possible style, his performance rewarded with the official man-of-the-match award in the 30-7 victory over the Belfast-based side.
It was his second appearance in the month that will live long in the memory of the Warrior Nation – and indeed the wider rugby public – however, as he produced one of the all-time great defensive displays in the 39-24 win over Leinster at the RDS.
Gray’s astounding tally of 43 tackles saw him set a new world record, a figure that had pundits worldwide tipping their respective hats to the former Hamilton and Cambuslang man.
After collecting his award, Jonny Gray, said: “I’m honoured to win the McCrea Financial Services Warrior of the Month award for April and I’d like to thank all the fans who voted for me.”