Harlequins ace Mike Brown claims his second Gatorade Game Changer award
Last Updated: October 18, 2012 8:22am
Mike Brown: Scored two tries against Wasps
Harlequins full-back Mike Brown has picked up September's Gatorade Game Changer award.
Brown receives the award for his performance in the stunning 42-40 Aviva Premiership victory against Wasps in the London Double Header.
The Gatorade Game Changer award rewards players responsible for sometimes unseen contributions to their team, be it the hard yard carries, work on the floor or tackles made - with the winner determined by official Premiership Rugby data provided by Opta.
Brown, who enjoyed a stellar 2011-12 campaign as Quins won the Premiership title, inspired a stunning comeback in the opening game of the new season.
Quins were 27 points down with 22 minutes to go, but Brown crossed for two tries en route to a memorable win.
Brown, though, also made 17 carries, resulting in gains of 131 metres, and beat five defenders to rack up 3,245 points on the Opta Index.
On being presented the award Brown, who was also a previous winner in November last year, said: "The game against Wasps is a hard one to sum up, for 60 minutes we were flat and struggled to get going.
"We have a massive belief in the squad and to come back from such a deficit proved that. I was pleased with how I played in the second half and it's always good to have performances recognised with awards such as the Game Changer."
At the end of the season, the monthly winner with the greatest accumulative score is awarded the Gatorade Game Changer of the Season title - with Gonzalo Camacho claiming the crown last year.