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Gloucester flying wing Ollie Thorley is ‘spectacular finisher’

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Author: Roger Jackson, Posted: Thursday, 13th December 2018, 14:50

Ollie Thorley is presented with his award by Ron Etheridge Ollie Thorley is presented with his award by Ron Etheridge

Gloucester’s Ollie Thorley has been acclaimed as “a spectacular finisher” after being named Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for November 2018.

The wing was in exceptional form in November, scoring a brace of unforgettable tries as his side established themselves in the Premiership’s top four.

Thorley’s performances also drew praise from former Harlequins, England and Lions wing Ugo Monye, who has seen the Gloucester man close up in his role with BT Sport.

“I’m not stunned by the amount of tries he’s scored, we know he’s going to get opportunities in that Gloucester backline but it’s the types of tries he’s finishing that are spectacular,” said Monye.

“He’s obviously scored a bunch of tries, one of which was absolutely spectacular in his double against Leicester. His second one in that match will be a contender for try of the season.

“In the month of November when you have so many internationals away it gives opportunities to the other guys and he’s certainly been one that’s stood up – he’s taken every single opportunity.”

Monye was world-class out of the blocks himself but warns against judging Thorley as nothing more than a speed merchant.

Monye added: “He’s taken every single opportunity. It’s not just his speed, it’s the speed endurance too. His ability to continuously change gear and accelerate away from fast wingers has really stuck out for me.”

Thorley, an ex-Cheltenham College pupil, was presented with his award by Gallagher Community Hero, Ron Etheridge, who works in Gloucester Rugby’s community department.

Etheridge was one of 24 Community Heroes chosen by new title partner, Gallagher, at the start of the 2018-19 season. Each of the heroes were nominated by their respective Gallagher Premiership Rugby teams for demonstrating the core values of their rugby family.

Etheridge said: “It was an absolute honour to present the Player of the Month award to Ollie Thorley.”

Thorley wins a trophy and 25 tickets to a future Gloucester Rugby Gallagher Premiership Rugby match which he can donate to a local rugby club, school or community group.

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