Connacht centre Bundee Aki has been named the Player of the Month for February in association with Hartmanns Jewellers  and Seiko Watches.

This season Aki has amassed 23 appearances, scored five tries and is the only member of the squad to have started all 19 PRO12 fixtures.

In February, the 25-year-old played in all 80 minutes of the three Connacht games and also dotted down on two occasions.

He grabbed the crucial fourth try for a valuable bonus-point in the 26-21 victory over Dragons at Rodney Parade.

In Round 16, he won the man of the match award and scored another try in Connacht’s vital 30-22 win at home to Ospreys.

Commenting on the February Player of the Month, Team Manager Tim Allnutt said:

“Bundee certainly deserves this award. He has been one of our most consistent players all season and put in some impressive performances again last month. Having been nominated a good few times, this is the first time he’s actually claimed the accolade so we’re delighted for him.”

Richard Hartmann, Director of Hartmann Jewellers added:

“Bundee is one of the most entertaining rugby players we have in the country, let alone Connacht so it’s a great pleasure to present him with this award for February. Supporters can see how much he works for the team and what representing Connacht means to him.

“It’s a really exciting time for the province and everyone at Hartmanns is behind Pat and the team for an important run in to the end of the season.”

Hartmanns of Galway are the leading store in the west of Ireland stocking a huge array of the world’s top watch and Jewellery brands. They have been long-time supporters of Connacht Rugby.

Beyond this array of Premier Designers and watch brands you will find the largest collection of diamond engagement and wedding rings which their team will be delighted to present to you in the comfort of private viewing rooms. Find out more on



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