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Hogg is Six Nations Player of the Championship

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H2Scotland’s full-back, Stuart Hogg gained 30% of the public votes to get the player of the tournament, runner-up was England’s No 8 Billy Vunipola, who had to content himself with the grand slam.

The ‘Glasgow Warrior’, as they call him, helped Scotland win two games of their five Six Nations games, including a memorable victory on home soil against France.

Hogg scored fantastic tries against France and Ireland and was in outstanding form throughout the tournament. On gaining the award he said, “I’m honoured to receive the RBS Player of the Championship Trophy and enter the history books with a bunch of other great rugby players that have achieved this trophy in the Six Nations. I’m also grateful for the public for voting me, it means a lot, thanks.”

Hogg performed excellently throughout the tournament; his solo try in Scotland’s last game against Ireland in Dublin will be remembered for years to come.

Billy Vunipola gained 27 per cent of the public votes. His powerhouse displays were instrumental in England winning their 13th grand slam. Third place was the top try scorer, George North of Wales, who gained 11 per cent of the votes.

Injuries permitting, all three players seem certainties for the 2017 Lions tour of New Zealand.

 

Ryan, Year 6

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy

One Response to Hogg is Six Nations Player of the Championship

  1. admin March 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    To win it with just 30% of the votes shows how close it was and to win it and be in a team that lost three out of five games underlines how good Hogg was.

    Given his personality, I don’t think Billy Vunipola will be too disappointed, especially as he has a grand slam medal to cherish.

    Good reporting Ryan.

    Bill
    YJA Senior Editor