Adams named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month

Flying winger Josh Adams has been named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for December 2017.

Adams has been in stellar form for Warriors and has climbed to the top of the Aviva Premiership Rugby scoring charts with nine this season.

The 22-year-old scored in every Premiership game in December, and has now racked up an impressive 23 tries in 38 first-team appearances for Warriors.

Adams has won a trophy and £250 to donate to a charity of his choice. He has chosen to donate the money to Warriors’ Official Charity Partner Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Adams said: “I’m very happy to have won the award. I’ve worked hard in training this season so this is a really nice reward.

“Our team performances recently have been the most pleasing thing and I’m just enjoying being part of the Warriors team.”

Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood said: “Josh Adams is having one of those purple patches where he would score if the opposition blindfolded him.

“He is big and quick which is a great start. But he adds to this raw power with real balance and deft feet. Continually improving his understanding of back three play. It would be remarkable were he not to get some international recognition in 2018.”

Adams was judged by a panel of experts as the player who made the biggest impact in the League over the month. He was involved in a four-way battle for the latest title, eventually beating Wasps’ duo Danny Cipriani and Dan Robson and Exeter Chiefs’ back-rower Don Armand to the title.

Adams was voted for by a panel of media professionals based on his performances in November – Nick Mullins (BT Sport), Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport), Mick Cleary (The Daily Telegraph), Sarah Mockford (Rugby World), Jonny Fordham (The Sun), Jill Douglas (ITV Sport), Chris Jones (BBC 5 Live), David Rogers (Getty Images) and Tom Hamilton (ESPN). The panel was chaired by Paul Morgan, Premiership Rugby’s Communications Director.

2017/18 Winners
December – Josh Adams (Worcester Warriors)
November – Ruan Ackermann (Gloucester Rugby)
October – Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
September – Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)