first_imgJanuary saw plenty of action at both ends of the table with just 13 points separating Exeter Chiefs in first and London Irish in tenth.It is no surprise therefore in such a competitive League that 11 players are on shortlist for the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for January.Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Month – January shortlistWill Cliff – Sale SharksAlex Dombrandt – HarlequinsBen Earl – SaracensGeorge Furbank – Northampton SaintsNathan Hughes – Bristol BearsTaqele Naiyaravoro – Northampton SaintsCobus Reinach – Northampton SaintsRohan Janse van Rensburg – Sale SharksJono Ross – Sale SharksSam Simmonds – Exeter ChiefsJack Willis – WaspsIt is becoming harder than ever to pick one star performer each month, which is why this season we are once again opening the voting to the public on the official Premiership Rugby app this season.The usual panel of ten judges remain – Nick Mullins (BT Sport), Jill Douglas (Broadcaster), Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport), Mick Cleary (The Daily Telegraph), Sarah Mockford (Rugby World), Jonny Fordham (The Sun), Robert Kitson (The Guardian), Chris Jones (BBC 5 Live), David Rogers (Getty Images) and Tom Hamilton (ESPN) with Premiership Rugby Communications Director Paul Morgan acting as chair – but this season the public will act as an 11th judge. Your vote and those from the other ten judges will then be tallied to reveal the winner each month.Voting closes at midnight on Thursday so to ensure your favourite player wins, get voting on the official Premiership Rugby app. Access the Polls section in the More menu tab and get votinglast_img

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