Scotland winger Duhan van der Merwe has been included in the shortlist for the Guinness Six Nations Player of the Championship award.

The Edinburgh star had an impressive tournament for Gregor Townsend's side, including becoming the first Scot to score a hat-trick in a Calcutta Cup clash. 

Now he's been nominated for the award and fans can vote for who they believe should be the winner of the prize and he's up against an Irishman, an Englishman and an Italian to see who will take home the trophy. 

Van der Merwe is joined by Ireland's Bundee Aki, England's Ben Earl and Italy's Tommaso Menoncello on the shortlist with all four impressing for their respective countries throughout the campaign. 

Van der Merwe finished as the joint top try scorer this year with five, finishing level with Ireland hooker Dan Sheehan. It's also the joint most any Scotland player has scored in a Six Nations, matching his own record from 2021. 

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The 28-year-old might not have had a great end to the campaign but he did carry more than the rest of his team-mates, beat the most defenders and have the most linebreaks to go with his try scoring and it has earned him the nomination. 

It's a tough competition to win it though with Aki showing his quality for Ireland as they lifted back-to-back championships. They might have missed out on consecutive grand slams but Aki stood out once more. 

He made the most metres in contact of any player with 144, had the most carry metres with 380 and was one of two centres to win multiple jackal turnovers. 

Earl had a similar impact for England with the most carries of any player and the flanker also had the most carry metres and defenders beaten for a forward in the tournament. 

The final nominee was Menoncello who was part of an Italian team who earned two victories and a draw in their five games. 

The 21-year-old was hugely impressive playing in the centre for Italy and had the stats to back it up too. 

You can vote for Van der Merwe by clicking here.