Nominees for Guinness Six Nations Player Of The Round Revealed

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The six nominees for the inaugural Guinness Six Nations Player of Round One have been announced.

The six nominees for the inaugural Guinness Six Nations Player of Round One have been announced.

A panel of independent journalists picked out the shortlist and now you can have your say by voting to pick the overall winner.


Everyone who votes over the course of the Guinness Six Nations will be entered in a draw to win tickets for a match in next year’s Championship.


The first man to make the shortlist is Wales winger George North.

The British & Irish Lions star grabbed a second-half double, including the vital interception score in the final ten minutes, as Wales came roaring back from a 16-0 half-time deficit in Paris.

But did he do enough to earn your vote as Player of the Round?


Next up on the list is Scotland’s hat-trick hero from Saturday afternoon – Blair Kinghorn.

Scotland had never before had someone score a hat-trick since the Five Nations became Six, but the Edinburgh winger was on fire against Italy on Saturday.

The 22-year-old grabbed two in the first half before finishing off his hat-trick after the break and bringing up the bonus point in the process.


The other Scot to get nominated is fly-half Finn Russell.

The 26-year-old’s passing pulled the strings for the vibrant Scottish back line but it was his kicking from hand that really caught the eye.

Russell conjured up the first of Kinghorn’s tries with an inch-perfect cross-field kick and then laid on another for Stuart Hogg in the second half with a dainty grubber.


The other three names on the six-man shortlist are all from England after their historic win over Ireland in Dublin.

Captain Owen Farrell is the first man on the list after leading England around the field and in the huddle with calmness and experience combined.

His miss-pass to release Elliot Daly for the opening try scored by Jonny May was a thing of beauty, he turned the Irish defence throughout with his clever kicking game and even chipped in with 12 points from the kicking tee.


Next up is the official man of the match from the game, Mako Vunipola.

The loosehead prop was a mountain in defence, with 27 tackles matched only by Mark Wilson across the entire first round of action in the Guinness Six Nations. On top of that, he also managed 11 carries and held up an English scrum that achieved parity with the Irish front five.


The final nominee is England winger Jonny May, scorer of the opening try in Dublin inside 90 seconds.

But on top of his quicksilver finishing, May also was a rock under the high ball with five catches, effected two turnovers and laid on Henry Slade’s first try with a clever kick over the top on his weaker left foot.

Who is your favourite of these six nominees? Make sure you head to THIS PAGE and have your say. You could win tickets to next year’s Championship if you do….