Thorman wins NRC player of the round

York City Knights’ star Chris Thorman has been named the Northern Rail Cup Player of the Round after his match-winning performance against Leigh Centurions last Sunday.

The 29-year old former England international produced a fine display which included a drop-goal three minutes from time to secure victory for the Co-operative Championship One side.

Chris Thorman said: “Receiving the Player of the Round award shows that the team has played well and puts us in a good position for the start of the season.

“We have showed our progression from pre-season to the game against Leigh where defensively we were very good.”

“Leigh have notable former Super League players in their ranks and a Coach in Ian Millward who has a big reputation in both NRL and Super League so it was a positive start for us.

“It doesn’t get any easier with Sheffield Eagles away, but we are full of confidence.”

Thorman’s creativity proved decisive in a first half which saw York race into a 12-2 lead but Leigh came out in the second half a different side with two scores levelling the game at 12-12.

However, it was Thorman who stole the show with a 20-metre field goal which crept over the posts in the dying minutes.

Thorman added: “It was planned, not the best I’ve ever struck, but it was straight and I had every confidence it would make it.”

Chris Thorman will be presented with a specially engraved award by sponsors Northern at the York City Knights v London Skolars match in the Northern Rail Cup on Sunday February 21.

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