Kick and chase try makes for an award-winning score

Melrose full-back, Fraser Thomson has won the final RBS Try of the Month award for season 2012/13.

The April award was for his score against Ayr in the RBS Cup final on Saturday 20 April at Murrayfield. Thomson touched down in the 85th minute of the match to bring his side level in a very tense extra-time encounter. Melrose however, lost 28-25 in the end.

He said: “It’s always good to play in a Cup final at Murrayfield. We went into the match wanting to win, but unfortunately after 104 brutal minutes of rugby it wasn’t meant to be.

“It’s nice to be acknowledged as Try of the Month winner for April, but it’s disappointing we didn’t get the winners’ medal as well. However, hopefully we’ll be back next year.”

Interim Edinburgh Rugby head coach, Stevie Scott said: "Congratulations to Fraser for his award winning try.

"Scored during injury time in the Cup final at Murrayfield, this piece of individual brilliance showed good vision and accuracy under immense pressure. Combine that with winning the foot race to the ball so late in the game makes for a worthy winner of this month's award."

Fraser, who is an elite development player with Glasgow Warriors, will receive two tickets for an upcoming home international match and could be shortlisted for the Brigadier Frank Coutts Memorial Try of the Season award later this month. 

The award will be presented at the annual Scottish Rugby Club Awards Dinner on Friday 31 May. Bookings are now being taken at £37 per head. Please note a table takes up to ten people.

Fraser Thomson try winner April