France prop Demba Bamba was crowned the Guinness Six Nations Man of the Match following Les Bleus’ 27-10 win over Scotland at the Stade de France.
Romain Ntamack grabbed the headlines, scoring France’s opening try on his first Guinness Six Nations start at fly-half but it was 20-year-old Bamba who shone brightest.
The bullocking prop is still only a baby in terms of senior rugby experience but finished last season as an Under-20s World and Six Nations champion.
His promotion to the senior squad has seen him flourish even further, and on an afternoon where France scored four tries to secure a bonus point win away from home, it is telling that Bamba was recognised as the best player on the park.
The front-rower was pivotal as France dominated the scrum and made 13 carries during the match, more than any other French forward.
With the ball in hand he beat two defenders, more than any forward from either side and worked his socks off for the 69 minutes he spent on the pitch.
The ceiling for this young player was already sky high, Les Bleus look to have found a star for the present as well as the future.