28 November 2022
London Irish Academy graduate Chunya Munga has been nominated for the Rugby Players’ Association 15 Under 23 MVP of the Month award for November.
The 15 Under 23 award highlights six players aged 23 or under (as of Gallagher Premiership Round 1) who stand out each month in all competitions, with Munga a standout amongst his peers in recent weeks.
The second-row forward has appeared twice in wins over London rivals Harlequins and Saracens in the Premiership Rugby Cup, and has partnered alongside experienced lock veterans Rob Simmons and Api Ratuniyarawa in recent Premiership matches.
With Henry Arundell nominated back in September, it is Irish's second nomination of the season and follows last year's inclusion of Tom Pearson and Ollie Hassell-Collins in the RPA Under 23 Team of the Season for the 2021/22 season.
The campaign starts in September and runs until April 2023, the nominations are selected by the RPA each month with fans getting to vote for their MVP of the Month.
The whole process culminates in the RPA Players' Board picking their 15 Under 23 from the long shortlist, and the team will be announced at the RPA Awards 2023 in May.
The following players have been nominated alongside Munga:
Charlie Chapman - Gloucester Rugby
Theo Dan - Saracens
Fitz Harding - Bristol Bears
Ted Hill - Bath Rugby
Chunya Munga - London Irish
Fin Smith - Northampton Saints
The vote will open today (Monday 28th November) at 1pm and close on Friday 2nd December at 1pm, with the winner announced early next week.
Click here to vote for Munga.