Hamish Watson facts: 5 things you didn’t know about Six Nations player of the tournament

Check out some interesting Hamish Watson facts after he was voted 2021 Six Nations Player of the Championship.

He made 55 tackles and 67 carries and played all bar 14 minutes of Scotland’s five matches as his country achieved historic wins over England and France.

The fan vote was as keenly contested as ever with the Edinburgh star capturing 35% of over 125,000 votes cast by fans to finish ahead of 2020 winner Antoine Dupont of France, Louis Rees-Zammit and Taulupe Faletau of Wales, and Ireland duo Robbie Henshaw and Tadhg Beirne.

Here are five things you may not know about Hamish Watson.


#1. Nickname

Pinball – one of Watson’s two nicknames along with the slightly less imaginative but more common ‘Mish’ – fits Scotland’s openside flanker perfectly.


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