#3. Alex Lewington (Saracens)
Alex Lewington shone on the wing against Newcastle Falcons, as he scored twice in Saracens’ bonus point victory. Contributing his first try at a key part of the match, Saracens had fallen behind momentarily. Lewington’s try brought the hosts back level at 10-10 after 14 minutes, with Sarries then extending their lead, and holding the advantage for the remainder of the contest.
Lewington’s first try saw the 31-year-old run onto the looping pass from Alex Goode, and attack along the left wing. He evaded the tackle of Brett Connon, and was clean through to wrap up an impressive try. Lewington followed this up for back-to-back tries for his brace. After the rolling maul efforts were halted by the Falcons, hooker Theo Dan broke on his own, but couldn’t make the try-line. The ball was quickly shipped wide from the ruck to Lewington, who dived for the corner and scored in dramatic fashion.
A strong contribution from the winger at the Stone X Stadium, as Saracens extend their consecutive win record against Newcastle Falcons to 25 wins in a row. Lewington often shines during the international break in recent years, with Max Malins and Elliot Daley vacating the spotlight in the Saracens back-three.