5 Dec, 14:49
The Ireland Under-19 squad to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday week (December 14) has been announced.
Ireland's most capped fly half returned from the World Cup in Australia and slotted back into the Ulster team to help continue the provinces success that saw them lift the Celtic Cup in December.
Ulster's form had already seen them top the Celtic League when they travelled to Murrayfield to take on highflying Edinburgh in their hometown stadium in front of over 17,000 fans. Ulster raced into a 21-0 lead with tries from Neil Best and Rowen Frost after Humphreys had settled early nerves with two penalties on his way to a 17-point haul.
After the break, Edinburgh staged a fight back that saw them score two converted tries before Humphreys again calmed Ulster nerves with his third penalty goal. Edinburgh came back again to score a converted try to put the result in doubt, but Humphreys put the nail in the Edinburgh coffin with his fourth penalty goal to secure a 21-27 win.
Humphreys calm leadership and superb kicking kept Ulster moving forward when Edinburgh began to dominate play and it was this man of the match performance that sees him voted the player of the month for December.
Ronan Beirne, Guinness Brand Manager commented, As Official Beer to Celtic Rugby, Guinness Draught Can is delighted to present this award to an Ulster and Ireland legend. Ulster's form in the Celtic league has been outstanding and with some silverware already secured with their Celtic Cup win, we wish both them and David the best of luck for the rest of the campaign.