Vote for your Guinness Six Nations Player of Round 5

Let’s be honest, no-one is going forget Super Saturday in a hurry.

Let’s be honest, no-one is going forget Super Saturday in a hurry.

Round 5 of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations was one of the best we’ve ever seen, capped off by that epic battle in Paris between France and Wales.

The action began at BT Murrayfield, where Scotland recovered from an early Luca Bigi try to score eight of their own in a comfortable 52-10 win against Italy.

Dave Cherry and Duhan van der Merwe crossed for two each, as Scotland bagged their second win of the 2021 Championship.

Then the action headed west to Dublin, where Ireland produced their best performance of the Championship with a commanding 32-18 win against England in CJ Stander’s last Guinness Six Nations game.

But Super Saturday will be best remembered for what unfolded in Paris, where France produced an unbelievable comeback to deny Wales the Grand Slam and keep their own title hopes alive.

Brice Dulin went over with the final play of the game to snatch a thrilling 32-30 win for Fabien Galthie’s side.

Plenty of individuals put in impressive performances and we’ve selected four men to be in the running for the Guinness Six Nations Player of Round 5.

Now it’s up to you, the fans, to decide who earns the gong by voting below. And here’s a reminder of what they did on the fifth weekend.

Robbie Henshaw – Ireland

Robbie Henshaw has quietly put together an excellent Guinness Six Nations and he was again superb at the Aviva Stadium, running hard and tackling harder in a lung-busting performance.

Henshaw won Ireland’s first penalty of the day by chasing a Johnny Sexton high kick and wrapping up Elliot Daly, allowing Sexton to score Ireland’s first points.

That was a sign of things to come. The inside centre was excellent under the high ball all day and applied constant pressure to England, helping to win an arm wrestle his side did not give up on.

Brice Dulin – France

Both France and Wales had players who produced incredible performances to treat us to one of the greatest Championship matches of all-time but it was Dulin who was named Guinness Six Nations Player of the Match.

The full-back got the decisive try and had a similar score earlier ruled out but his entire display was what earned him the gong.

He made 138 metres on 12 carries, broke an incredible 11 tackles and completed an offload in a scintillating attacking display. A well-earned award.

Hamish Watson – Scotland

Several Scotland players could have been named Player of the Match, including brace try-scorers Duhan van der Merwe and Dave Cherry who both enjoyed brilliant performances.

Huw Jones was also a constant menace in the midfield but ultimately it was the hard-grafting Hamish Watson who took the prize as he continued a fine 2021 Championship.

Watson racked up 21 carries for 120 metres as he provided the hosts with plenty of go forward in attack while he also contributed to a solid defensive effort with his presence at the breakdown.

Charles Ollivon – France

To stage an inspirational comeback, it takes an inspirational leader. And Charles Ollivon was certainly that on Super Saturday.

Not only did the flanker score a crucial try with three minutes to go – giving France hope of a late victory – but he also made 21 tackles, two of them dominant tackles, and made 13 carries.

Ollivon managed to prevent Gareth Davies from scoring a first-half try with a brilliant stop to hold up the scrum-half over the try line.

But his biggest contribution came with just a couple of minutes to go, as he dived low to plant the ball down from close range. What happened next is already legendary.