To many it came as a surprise that second row Joe Bartlett had to wait until April to pick up his first player of the month award. Joe has been in superb form for Newport since his summer transfer from Ebbw Vale.
FoNR's Sue Williams made the award at the end of season dinner and it is sure not to be his last POTM. Later in the evening Joe picked up the award for Players player of the season. Testament to how highly he is regarded by his fellow players.
With his first season at Newport under his belt Joe is looking forward to kicking on next season and hopefully picking up some silverware.