Decisive try proves a winner for Gala

A player who won his first cap for the Scotland Club International side on Friday night has won the RBS Try of the Month award for February.

Gala winger, Grant Sommerville, 22, picked up the award for his score at Mansfield Park against Border rivals, Hawick, on Saturday 22 February. Gala won the match by a point, 22-21.

He said: “I was surprised to hear I’d won but, when I got the call I was really pleased. I have to put it down to the other players putting me in for the score. There was some good phase play in the lead up and some great hands.

The league is massive for us now. We have one more game against Ayr and it’s always a battle against them. They have been on top of us the last few years, but we managed to beat them away earlier on in the season, so we’re hoping we can finish the task with the home advantage in a week’s time.”

Glasgow Warriors assistant coach, Kenny Murray, praised this month’s try.

He said: “This is a well worked try which was made by excellent handling skills from the Gala ten and 15.

The offload out of the tackle by the stand-off [David O’Hagan] is a great example of how to keep the ball alive in contact and the catch and pass skills of the Gala full-back [Andy McLean] are excellent.”

In winning the award, Sommerville will receive two tickets to a home Scotland international match, courtesy of RBS, Scottish Rugby's principal partner, and a commemorative trophy.

Nominations for the March RBS Try of the Month are now being taken. Please visit www.scottishrugby.org/clubs-schools/nominations/rbs-try-month to enter.