Thu 10 Jan 2019 | 10:29

Reinach's brilliance gets rewarded

Reinach's brilliance gets rewarded
Thu 10 Jan 2019 | 10:29
Reinach's brilliance gets rewarded

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Northampton Saints scrumhalf Cobus Reinach‘s brilliant performance has made sure he was named the English Premiership Player of the Month for December 2018.

The South African scrumhalf hit world-class form last month scoring two unforgettable tries as the Saints claimed back-to-back victories against Exeter Chiefs and Worcester Warriors.

The former Sharks man beat fellow South African and Springbok Faf De Klerk and Harlequins flank Alex Dombrandt for the title.

The Saints scrumhalf’s recent form has certainly been a huge reminder to Springboks supporters.

The 28-year-old, who earned 10 Test caps, has not made the Springbok squad since 2015, however with the World Cup just a few months, he may have placed his name in contention for selection.

“He is the ‘in form’ No. 9 in Premiership Rugby at the moment and incredibly important to Northampton Saints,” said Ugo Monye, the former Harlequins, England and Lions wing.

“He has revitalised them and we know how competitive this league is with everyone being able to beat everyone, but the back-to-back performances against Worcester away and Exeter at home, especially scoring two intercepted tries, were so impressive.

“When you get a result against one of the top two teams, it gives you more than just a win – it gives you confidence that you can go toe-to-toe with the very best.

“If you are able to put on that level of performance, you need your top players and we know how important your No. 9 is to do that.

“For me the impact that Cobus Reinach is having on the team — considering where Northampton were — has been incredible.”

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