Bridgend-born Neath full back Ed Howley was awarded December’s Principality Premiership Player of the Month award.
The 22 year-old, who went to Llantwit Major school, joined Neath from Maesteg after a short spell at Newport, and Neath head coach Gareth Llewellyn said:?“Ed is becoming a potent counter-attacking full back, especially now that he’s settled in at the club.
“He’s very dangerous with the ball in hand and his performances have been recognised with selection in the Ospreys Premiership Select XV in the British & Irish Cup.”
Howley, who began his rugby at Pontyclun juniors and youth, added:?“There’s a really good coaching and playing set-up at Neath and I feel I’ve gelled within the squad. I’ve benefitted from playing in the British & Irish Cup too. I’d love to become a professional player but if not, I just want to go as far as I can within the game.”
James Schell, customer consultant at Principality Building Society in Neath, said: “Big congratulations to Ed for winning the player of the month award for December. The competition within the Principality Premiership has been fierce so far this season and his performances on the pitch have been superb. Good luck to Ed and the team for the remainder of the Principality Premiership.”