Connacht Rugby is delighted to announce that Robbie Henshaw has claimed the January Player of the Month Award, in association with Hartmanns Jewellers .

The opening month of 2014 saw Connacht come up against defending PRO12 and Amlin Challenge Cup champions Leinster as well as English Premiership highfliers Saracens who are now through to the quarter finals of the European Cup.  Despite disappointing defeats to both powerhouses, the month of January brought about some positives of its own. In round 5 of the Heineken Cup Pat Lam’s men defeat Zebre 20 – 3 in front of a packed out Sportsground. Henshaw, who started at outside centre in all three games that month, also celebrated his first Heineken Cup try against the Italian outfit.

Having earned his third international cap against Australia during the November series, Henshaw was recalled to Joe Schmidt’s January Ireland Squad in preparation for the RBS 6 Nations championship. While the rest of his Connacht team mates were given a well-earned break at the end of the month, Henshaw travelled to England as part of the Ireland Wolfhounds team who defeated the England Saxons 14 – 8 at Kingsholm.

At just 20-years-old, the Athlone-native has racked up 40 senior Connacht caps (37 starts) since his debut at the start of last season.

Commenting on the December Player of the Month, Connacht Head Coach Pat Lam said:

“Our congratulations go to Robbie on this well-deserved award. He is a true professional and despite his international duties this year, he has demonstrated that he takes pride in pulling on the Connacht shirt week in week out. It’s clear how much it means to him to be playing for his home province.”

Caitriona Hartmann (pictured), of Hartmann Jewellers added:

“We at Hartmanns are delighted to present Robbie with this award for January.  Since he burst on to the scene as a teenager with Connacht last season, he has gone from strength to strength. As a thrilling player to watch, his name is one we always look for on the weekly team sheet. It’s no surprise to see him so close to the Ireland team now.  What a fantastic representative he is for all in Connacht.”

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