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Saracens flanker Jacques Burger scoops September award

Jacques Burger
Burger has 25 caps for the Namibian national side

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger has been named Premiership player of the month for September.

The 27-year-old Namibian back row has featured in all five of Saracens Premiership games this season.

"It's an honour to receive this award, but it's been a team effort that has seen us win four out of our opening five games," Burger said.

"There is something special happening at Saracens and I'm delighted to be part of it."

Burger was signed from Super 14 outfit Bulls halfway through last season and has since established himself as a regular in Brendan Venter's side.

"Jacques has had an excellent start to the season and his high level of performance has been a constant in the opening five rounds of Premiership rugby," said Venter.

"His team work, honesty, work rate and humility sum up everything that Saracens is about."

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