Hogg named player of the Six Nations

Stuart Hogg

Stuart Hogg’s try against Ireland was his seventh in the Six Nations, equalling Chris Paterson’s Scotland record

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.

Hogg was in superb form throughout the tournament, capped by a wonderful solo try in Scotland’s final match against Ireland in Dublin.

The Glasgow Warrior helped Scotland to two wins in five matches.

Wales wing George North looked back to his best during the tournament, topping the scoring charts with four tries. He came third in the public vote with 11%.

Vunipola was a consistently impressive figure as England delivered five wins from five in Eddie Jones’ first Six Nations as head coach.

The powerful number eight finished the campaign in the top five for ball-carries, metres made, defenders beaten and offloads during the championship.

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Six Nations: Stuart Hogg scores amazing try for Scotland

Ireland scrum-half Connor Murray came in fourth, with England wing Jack Nowell in fifth and Italy captain Sergio Parisse making up the top six.

Hogg’s displays marked him out as the tournament’s outstanding player.

With the Scots in desperate need of a win after nine Six Nations defeats in a row, Hogg created two tries as Vern Cotter’s men swept to victory over Italy in Rome.

His contribution to the win over France will be remembered for years to come. After crossing for his team’s opening try at Murrayfield, Hogg’s audacious mid-air flick to send Tim Visser over in the corner sealed a first Scottish victory over the French in a decade.

Although in a losing cause, Hogg lit up the Aviva Stadium with a majestic solo try against Ireland, further evidence that the 23-year-old is playing the best rugby of his career.


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