Stuart Hogg of Scotland celebrates victory as the final whistle blows during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium on March 13, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg has today been named the Six Nations ‘Player of the Championship’ as voted for by the public, and becomes the first Scottish player to achieve the honour.
The Borders man won with an impressive 30% of the votes and received the backing of over 20,000 fans, beating the best of the Northern Hemisphere in the process.
England’s dynamo Billy Vunipola came in 2nd, Wales’s George North in 3rd and Irishman Connor Murray in 4th.
— RBS 6 Nations (@rbs_6_nations) March 24, 2016
Over the course of the tournament Hogg scored 2 tries, had 3 try assists made 395 metres, kicked a 56 meter penalty and was a defensive force at the back.
[blockquote author=”Stuart Hogg” pull=”normal”]”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”..[/blockquote]
Previous winners include legends like Paul O’Connell, Brian O’Driscoll and Shane Williams. Recent winners include Leigh Halfpenny and England fullback Mike Brown.
Watch him being surprised with the award
WATCH: Here is the moment Stuart Hogg was revealed as RBS 6 Nations Player of the Tournament. #AsOne
Posted by Scottish Rugby on Thursday, March 24, 2016
Watch his interview and reaction to winning