April’s RBS Try of the Month is awarded to Heriot’s wing Harry Boisseau, who’s sensational solo sprint was instrumental to his side’s RBS Cup final victory over Glasgow Hawks at Broadwood Stadium on Saturday 19 April.
Boisseau, 25, a property manager, was the first to cross the line in the final as his side went on to beat their opposition 31-10 to secure the Cup.
He, said: “I was completely surprised when I got the call, I didn’t expect to be put forward for the award, but by all means I’m absolutely delighted.
“The try couldn’t have come at a better time, I was running on pure adrenaline, and it was amazing to score in the Cup final.
There was a real buzz surrounding the club on the weeks building up to the game, and the atmosphere on the day of the final was electric.
“It was an unbelievable experience to step out onto the pitch with the boys for the final, and without a doubt one of the highlights of my playing career.”
The try came from Heriot’s great initiative to throw the ball wide, stand-off Rory Carmichael making the initial pass, with full-back Colin Goudie’s pace injection, patience on the ball and sweetly timed pass buying Boisseau some time and space out wide, to scorch down the line from 60 metres.
He continued: “The try was a real team effort, mainly down to the intelligence of Colin [Goudie].
“I could see that he drew three defenders, including my winger who bit in, yet he still managed to get the pass away to me in space.
“There was a long way to go, but I knew what I had to do, pinned my ears back, and just went for the line.”
Boisseau, who has played for Heriot’s for three years after a stint at Stewart’s Melville FP, is currently training with the extended Scotland 7s squad. He will receive two tickets to a Scotland home international for winning the award.