Saracens’ prop Mako Vunipola has won February’s Gatorade Game Changer Award for his performance against Exeter Chiefs. The prop capped an excellent display with two tries as his side ran out 31-11 winners.
The Game Changer rewards the player responsible for the most effective single performance each month, according to Opta’s performance statistics.
Vunipola is the sixth player this season to receive the Gatorade Game Changer Award. Each winner will then compete for the Game Changer of the Season Award in May.
Saracens’ director of rugby, Mark McCall said: ”Mako was magnificent against Exeter Chiefs. He was good at set pieces and in the loose. He’s a special player and is going to get even better.”
On being presented the Award by Gatorade, an Official Performance Partner to Premiership Rugby, Vunipola said: “It’s great to be recognised as the February Gatorade Gamechanger, especially during the first Aviva Premiership Rugby match at Saracens’ new stadium.
“The atmosphere was fantastic and really lifted the team.”