Voting to find the next Lumbers Player of the Month is now open with Mike Fitzgerald, Jonah Holmes and Ben White on the three-man shortlist.
Used at lock and flanker, Fitzgerald is the kind of forward whose work goes largely unsung but is nevertheless valued by team-mates who see his commitment close up. After coming back from knee surgery, he started his first game since September against Racing 92 in Paris and has shown his consistency in every game since.
A tryscorer in the Champions Cup game against Racing 92 in Paris, Holmes missed the return with injury but has played at both wing and at full-back since, scoring two tries in the bonus-point win over Harlequins and capping another fine attacking performance with another try in the home victory over Gloucester.
Scrum-half White is enjoying his longest run in the Tigers matchday squad, making an impact from the bench and gaining reward for his form when head coach Geordan Murphy presented him with the starting place in back-to-back fixtures against Racing 92 in the Heineken Champions Cup.
Voting is open until next Thursday (January 17) and the winner will be announced at half-time in the game against Ulster Rugby at Welford Road on Saturday, January 19.
Supported by High Street jewellers Lumbers and voted for by Tigers supporters, the monthly award recognises the contributions of individual players to the team throughout the campaign.
Each month, fans will be asked to pick their top performer from a shortlist of three players nominated by the coaching staff. The player with the most votes on the Lumbers website will win the award, which will be presented on the Welford Road pitch.