Stuart Hogg Wins Six Nations Player Of The Championship For 2nd Year Running

The RBS Six Nations Player of the Championship has been awarded won to a Scotsman for the second year in a row.

That player is none other than the Melrose’s favourite son Stuart Hogg.

The swashbuckling fullback won the award, which is voted for by the fans, by a huge majority of 24.6% – with a staggering 29,734 people giving him the nod.

Having received the same honour last year, he becomes only the second player ever to win back-to-back awards – the other being Ireland’s legendary centre Brian O’Driscoll in the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

[blockquote author=”Stuart Hogg” pull=”normal”]”To receive this award again is an absolute honour, particularly when you take other players on the shortlist into account.”[/blockquote]


The other players featured in the shortlist are certainly impressive, compounding just what an accomplishment this is.

CJ Stander came in second place with 14.9% of the vote. Third place was awarded to Louis Picamoles with 12.8% of the votes, followed by Joe Launchbury (8.9% of the vote).

Scotland’s other entry to the shortlist was Finn Russell, who impressive performance was recognised with the fly-half finishing fifth (8.3 % of the vote).

[blockquote author=”Stuart Hogg” pull=”normal”]I’m delighted to be awarded the RBS Player of the Championship Trophy and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted and the fans for their continued support throughout the Championship.”[/blockquote]

RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship Shortlist

1. Stuart Hogg (Scotland) – 29,374 votes – 24.60% of the vote
2. CJ Stander (Ireland) – 18,078 – 14.95%
3. Louis Picamoles(France) – 15,528 – 12.84%
4. Joe Launchbury (England) – 10,836 – 8.96%
5. Finn Russell (Scotland) – 10,093 – 8.35%
6. Conor Murray (Ireland) – 9,566 – 7.91%
7. Owen Farrell (England) – 7,611 – 6.30%
8. Rhys Webb (Wales) – 6,672 – 5.52%
9. Sergio Parisse (Italy) – 4,033 – 3.34%
10. Ken Owens (Wales) – 3,696 – 3.06%
11. Camille Lopez (France) – 3,015 – 2.49%
12. Maro Itoje (England) – 2,027 – 1.68%

Total Votes: 120,889

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