Hougaard named March Player of the Month

Warriors scrum-half Francois Hougaard has picked up the Warriors Player of the Month award for March. 

Since returning from injury in February, the Springbok star has been at the heart of Warriors’ recent upturn in form. 

Hougaard showed his silky skills to speed to the tryline for a spectacular solo try against Bristol Rugby, before another fine break saw him set up Bryce Heem as Warriors secured an all-important win at the start of March.

Warriors also picked up two valuable points at Wasps in their battle to beat the drop with the livewire number nine impressing once again at the end of the month.

The 29-year-old South African picked up 30 per cent of the votes ahead of second-placed Chris Vui (15 per cent) and third-placed Josh Adams (14 per cent). 

Hougaard said: “I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me. It’s always nice to be recognised by the fans.

“I’m really enjoying my rugby at the minute and hopefully now we can push on and finish the season strongly.”