Nov 07, 2018
Goode wins October Player of the Month
Alex Goode has been named Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for October.
Goode has been in stellar form for the Men in Black this season and by the end of Round 6, he had beaten 28 defenders, gained 438 metres in 74 carries and was the club’s leading off-loader in an unbeaten start to the season.
Director of Rugby, Mark McCall said: “Alex is a key player in our squad and is in the form of his life. As a club we are thrilled that his outstanding performances have been recognised in this way.”
Goode was presented with his award by Matt Stevens, Principal of the newly-opened Saracens High School and a Gallagher Community Hero for Saracens.
The full-back was judged by a panel of experts as the player who made the biggest impact in Gallagher Premiership Rugby over the month October.
He was involved in a four-way battle to win the award eventually beating Worcester Warriors’ outside-half Ryan Mills, Newcastle Falcons’ Mark Wilson and George Ford from Leicester Tigers.
Goode was voted for by a panel of media professionals based on his performances in September, alongside a public poll which drew more than 2,000 votes on the Premiership Rugby app. The judges were: Nick Mullins (BT Sport), Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport), Mick Cleary (The Daily Telegraph), Sarah Mockford (Rugby World), Jonny Fordham (The Sun), Robert Kitson (The Guardian), Chris Jones (BBC 5 Live), David Rogers (Getty Images) and Tom Hamilton (ESPN). The panel was chaired by Paul Morgan, Premiership Rugby's Communications Director.