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June 03, 2024

Crichton claims Player of the Month

Sydney Roosters second rower Angus Crichton has won the Rugby League Players Association’s Player of the Month award for May, as voted by NRL players.

Angus was voted May’s Player of the Month ahead of fellow nominees Dylan Edwards, Cameron McInnes, Sam Walker. He also becomes the first forward to win the RLPA’s Player of the Month award.

The Roosters Premiership winner was central to his side’s incredible form in May, which included the eligible rounds of nine to twelve, as the Roosters reignited their campaign as competition heavyweights. Angus began the month of May in his side’s dominant performance over the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium, a contest that saw him cross the line for two tries and set up another.

Angus finished the month of May with a try in the Roosters’ comprehensive win over the Canberra Raiders, where the edge man scored another try. The RLPA Delegate was rewarded for his form in 2024 with a recall to the New South Wales Blues team for State of Origin I in Sydney.

The RLPA’s Player of the Month is presented by Levels Network hosted by Justin Horo and Willie Mason, with the nominees and winners announced on their podcast each month.

Key Angus Crichton Stats for May

  • Five (5) tries
  • One (1) try assists
  • 18 tackle breaks
  • An average of 30 tackles per game
  • An average of 142 running metres

Jamie Buhrer Praises Angus Crichton

“On behalf of the RLPA I would like to congratulate Angus on being voted by NRL players as their Player of the Month for May,” said Jamie Buhrer, the RLPA’s General Manager of Player and Football Operations.

“Angus was outstanding in the month of May. He was everything you love to see in your edge backrower: hard-working, tough and brutal in defence, and damaging with ball in had, which showed in his five tries for the month.

“Having been a delegate at the RLPA for a number of years now, Angus has always been a great contributor off the field. This Player of the Month award is great recognition for his ability on the field and him being the first forward to win the award in 2024 is just recognition for the tremendous talent he possesses.”

Winners of the Player of the Month

Cody Walker – May 2023
Scott Drinkwater – June 2023
Shaun Johnson – July 2023
Kalyn Ponga – August 2023
Dylan Edwards – March 2024
Jahrome Hughes – April 2024
Angus Crichton – May 2024

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