Exeter Chiefs: Thomas Waldrom wins monthly Premiership award

Thomas Waldrom
Thomas Waldrom has won five caps for England

Exeter Chiefs number eight Thomas Waldrom has been named Premiership Player of the Month for November.

The 31-year-old scored three tries as the Chiefs won all four games he played in, two of them in a

Waldrom, who is in his first season at Exeter after four years at Leicester, was also recalled to England's squad for the autumn internationals.

He is the first Exeter player to win a monthly award since Tom Hayes in 2010.

The Sandy Park outfit have won their last seven games in all competitions and are third in the Premiership and top of both their European Challenge Cup and LV= Cup groups.

"I think we are enjoying what we are doing down here and we're trying to stamp our mark on each game," said Waldrom.

"I think we're slowly doing that, but we also want to make it hard for teams when they face us to try and get anything out of us."

Waldron was chosen ahead of Sale captain Dan Braid and Bath centre Jonathan Joseph.

"I think it's a fully justified award," said Exeter head coach Rob Baxter.

"Tom's not won an award for Exeter knocking over a couple of teams that everyone would expect us to beat.

"When you look through the fixtures we've had recently, they've been tough, top-of-the-table-type fixtures and Tom's been one of our high-level performers in those games."

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