Hogg wins top Six Nations award

Date published: March 24 2016

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg has been voted the RBS Player of the Championship for the 2016 Six Nations.

Hogg secured over 30 percent of the public vote with the backing of 20,970 fans.

England’s Billy Vunipola came in a very close second with 27 percent of the vote for his significant role in securing the team’s 13th Grand Slam.

Third place was awarded to the tournament’s top-try scorer, George North with 11 percent of the votes, followed by Ireland’s scrum-half Conor Murray in 4th (4,412 votes).

England’s Jack Nowell’s notable defensive performance was recognised with the winger finishing 5th (6 percent of the votes), ahead of the Italian Captain, Sergio Parisse in 6th with 4.6 percent of the votes.

Hogg, who made his 43rd appearance in a Scottish shirt during the Championship commented: “I'm honoured to receive the RBS Player of the Championship Trophy and join the list of the esteemed players that have won in the past. I'm extremely grateful for all the supporters who voted for me."

RBS Player of the Championship – previous winners

2015 – Paul O’Connell
2014 – Mike Brown
2013 – Leigh Halfpenny
2012 – Dan Lydiate
2011 – Andrea Masi
2010 – Tommy Bowe
2009 – Brian O’Driscoll
2008 – Shane Williams
2007 – Brian O’Driscoll
2006 – Brian O’Driscoll