Stuart Hogg awarded 2016 RBS Player of the Championship - Ruck

Stuart Hogg awarded 2016 RBS Player of the Championship

  • Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg has won the Six Nations player of the championship award
  • Hogg received 30% of the public votes, with England’s Billy Vunipola coming second after helping England to the Grand Slam
  • The fullback was in superb form throughout the tournament, capped by a wonderful solo try in Scotland’s final match against Ireland in Dublin
Less than a week after the RBS 6 Nations Championship finished, the results are in and Stuart Hogg has been voted the RBS Player of the Championship. Securing over 30% of the public vote the Full Back received the backing of 20,970 fans.

The Scotland fullback, who is hotly tipped to be the Lions starting fullback in 2017, 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”

England’s Billy Vunipola came in a very close second with 27% 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% 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% of the votes), ahead of the Italian Captain, Sergio Parisse in 6th with 4.6% of the votes.

RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship Shortlist
Player Votes % of vote
Stuart Hogg (Scotland) 20,970 30.78%
Billy Vunipola (England) 18,382 26.99%
George North (Wales) 7,904 11.60%
Conor Murray (Ireland) 4,412 6.48%
Jack Nowell (England) 3,931 5.77%
Sergio Parisse (Italy) 3,132 4.60%
Guilhem Guirado (France) 3,018 4.43%
Jonathan Sexton (Ireland) 2,201 3.23%
Duncan Taylor (Scotland) 1,412 2.07%
Gareth Davies (Wales) 1,210 1.78%
Jonathan Joseph (England) 906 1.33%
Virimi Vakatawa (France) 641 0.94%

Total Votes: 68,119