GLOUCESTER’S Ollie Thorley has been named Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for November.

The wing was in exceptional form in November, scoring a brace of unforgettable tries as his side established themselves in the Gallagher Premiership Rugby top four.

Thorley was presented with his award by Gallagher Community Hero, Ron Etheridge, who works in Gloucester Rugby’s Community Department.

Etheridge was one of 24 Community Heroes chosen by new title partner, Gallagher, at the start of the 2018-19 season. Each of the heroes were nominated by their respective Gallagher Premiership Rugby teams for demonstrating the core values of their rugby family.

Etheridge said: “It was an absolute honour to present the player of the month award to Ollie Thorley, and I want to thank Gallagher for inviting me to be part of such a prestigious moment of the season such as this. It is great to see the new title-partner of Premiership Rugby genuinely committed to celebrating the broader rugby community as well as the players on the pitch.”

Thorley follows in the footsteps of Saracens’ Alex Goode and his Gloucester team-mate Danny Cipriani in winning player of the month awards this season.

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