4. Nick Isiekwe (Northampton Saints) – The powerful second-row, who signed on loan from Saracens, was named man of the match against London Irish as England attack coach Simon Amor watched on. Consistently stole the Exiles ball at the lineout and also topped the tackle charts with 15.
Man of the Match on his debut, tears are flowing! We couldn’t be more proud of him! We’ll certainly be celebrating later..what a turn around and cracking second half from the Saints 🙌😇🔥 pic.twitter.com/FiPXejdut8— Ruth Isiekwe (@RuthIsiekwe) August 22, 2020
5. Maro Itoje (Saracens) – The lock scored from short range in the opening 40, his fourth try in four games for Sarries, before providing the scoring pass for Alex Lewington to score late on. He also made 13 tackles.
Comfortable passing tekkers… 🧐😂 pic.twitter.com/68nWJdO2o1— Maro Itoje (@maroitoje) August 22, 2020
6. Gabriel Oghre (Wasps) – Made some eye-catching, physical carries and solid in defence too on his first start against Worcester. The 22-year-old was an impressive tail gunner in the lineout also.
7. Ben Earl (Bristol Bears) – It was an excellent night for Bristol’s new signings against Gloucester, with Earl joining Malins and Radradra on the scoresheet.
8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens) – Much more purposeful with his carrying, especially early on and stuck at it throughout. His best performance in a Saracens shirt for a while.