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Stuart Hogg named player of the Six Nations

Scotland's Stuart Hogg beat off competition from the likes of Billy Vunipola and George North to be named player of the Six Nations.

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Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg was on Thursday named as the Six Nations Player of the Championship.

The Glasgow Warriors man landed just over 30 per cent of the votes after being named on a 12-man shortlist.

Hogg said: "I'm honoured to receive the RBS Player of the Championship trophy and join the list of the esteemed players that have won in the past. I'm extremely grateful for all the supporters who voted for me."

Barnstorming number eight Billy Vunipola, who played a key role as England completed their first Grand Slam for 13 years, was second after getting 26 per cent of the votes.

Wales wing George North (11 per cent) took third place ahead of Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray and England wing Jack Nowell.

Scotland finished fourth in the Six Nations table following victories over France and Italy.

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