Kyle Rowe Wins January Warrior of the Month!
Glasgow Warriors winger Kyle Rowe has been voted as the McCrea Financial Services Warrior of the Month for January, emerging victorious from one of the closest supporter polls in recent months.
The 25-year-old earned 36% of the public vote after his performances across January, edging out full-back Josh McKay by just 1% to take home the trophy.
Having made the switch to Scotstoun last summer, Rowe is quickly becoming a firm favourite with the Warrior Nation after a series of impressive performances since linking up with Franco Smith’s squad.
The former Falkirk, Glasgow Hawks and Ayr flyer showed his instinctive finishing in the clash with Exeter Chiefs in the club’s first match of 2024, pouncing on a loose ball to race home unopposed from 35 metres for the opening score of the game.
Rowe then helped his side book a place in the last-16 of the Investec Champions Cup just six days later, running in a brace of tries in a 29-5 victory over Toulon in front of the Warrior Nation at Scotstoun.
His form – which has seen him score seven tries in 11 outings for the Warriors to date – saw him earn a call-up for the 2024 Guinness Six Nations, winning his second cap for Scotland in the opening round victory away to Wales last weekend.
“I’m very pleased to be named as Warrior of the Month, and the fact is was voted by the fans makes it feel really special,” Rowe told glasgowwarriors.org.
“I’m really enjoying my rugby at the minute. The type of game Glasgow want to play suits me and allows me to get my hands on the ball and express myself, and also allows me to score tries – which is class!
“Since coming in on the first day, I’ve felt welcomed and I’m really pleased to be playing rugby for this club.”
As part of his award, Rowe also earns a donation to a charity of his choice courtesy of McCrea Financial Services, with the winger selecting the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation as his chosen beneficiaries.
“I have chosen My Name’5 Doddie as it hits close to home, as my grandad passed away due to the horrible disease,” Rowe added.
“Any donation, no matter how big or small, is going to help find a cure and save so many lives, which is something we all want.”