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Nan's the word in Rowley award bid

London Welsh scrum-half Paul Rowley - with a little help from his grandmother - is chasing an Aviva Premiership try-scoring award.

Rowley is among five nominations for the Premiership's Citizen try of the week award, along with Northampton fly-half Stephen Myler, Newcastle back Alex Tait, Exeter wing Jack Nowell and Wasps flanker James Haskell.

It follows Rowley's superb touchdown - his first in the Premiership - for the Exiles against Harlequins last Sunday.

And with the voting well under way, Limerick-born Rowley has revealed some concerted campaigning for him from across the Irish Sea.

"My nan actually sent me a screen shot of the website and everyone at home has been voting," said Rowley, who joined London Welsh from Plymouth this season.

"It will be down to my nan if I win it.

"I am sure she's setting up fake email accounts trying to get the votes up!"

Reflecting on the score, Rowley added: " It was a good team try.

"We had played a few phases before that and hadn't particularly gone anywhere, but some fancy footwork from Will (Robinson) and then a bit of pace from Nick (Scott) for a change and I managed to get over.

"Nick's been chipping in saying he wants half of whatever's going if I win.

" I was absolutely exhausted by the time I scored because we'd gone through a lot of phases beforehand, so I've had quite a bit of stick from the boys about my lack of celebration.

"I was ecstatic inside, I just couldn't express myself."


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