Gerwyn Price is right for judges
CROSS Keys hooker Gerwyn Price has been named the Principality Premiership player of the month for April.
The 27-year-old from Markham has caught the eye of Newport Gwent Dragons and Cardiff Blues after enjoying a tremendous season with the Pandy Park outfit.
Price scored the crucial try in Keys’ Swalec Cup final win against Pontypridd earlier this month – their first piece of silverware in their 127-year history – when he raced in from 40 metres.
He formed a strong front row partnership with loosehead Richard Cornock and tighthead Marc Jones and the triumvirate represented the Premiership against a Georgia International XV in March.
Price didn’t actually feature for Keys in the Premiership in April but he was instrumental in their knockout tournament success.
He put in a big performance in the club’s British and Irish Cup semi-final win against Cornish Pirates and was impressive despite Keys going down to defeat to Munster A in the final.
In between those ties the hooker was prominent in the tense Swalec Cup semi-final success against Ebbw Vale, an encounter that Keys edged on try count after a 19-19 draw.
“Everything about Cross Keys is fantastic at the moment,” said Price.
“I really enjoy working with all the coaches and the players are a great bunch which all creates a very positive atmosphere at the club.”
Price is the second successive Keys winner of the award following captain and flanker Rob Nash’s March nomination.