Six Nations
VOTE: Six Nations Player of the Tournament
ESPN Staff
March 21, 2016

With the Six Nations in the books, we give you the chance to have your say on who should be named Player of the Tournament -- pick from our six nominees.

WP Nel (Scotland)

So-called project players have divided opinion in recent years, but while some may see them as mercenaries, Nel has done his best to prove they can have a positive impact too. The South Africa-born loosehead might still slip into Afrikaans occasionally but his ability at scrum time was integral in giving Vern Cotter's improving side the platform to showcase their emboldened approach. He wasn't bad in the loose either, averaging five-and-a-half carries a game.

Chris Robshaw (England)

Given what went on prior to the championship it would have been easy for the Harlequins flanker to crumble. However, as is typical of the man he set about the task of winning over coach Eddie Jones -- one of his chief critics during the World Cup -- as well as the English public with the minimum of fuss. Unburdened by captaincy, his performances on the pitch have been exemplary and it was little surprise Jones name-checked him as England's player of the tournament once they had sealed the championship by defeating Wales..

Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

The Scotland fullback has been full of hard-running and invention in Vern Cotter's youthful backs division, creating memorable tries for colleagues against Italy and France and scoring his own pearler against Ireland in the final match. The 23-year-old also stands out for his attitude. He refuses to be weighed down by the failures of Scotland's past and brings an edge to a team perpetually cast as underdogs.

Billy Vunipola (England)

Whenever England needed some ballast to break holes in the opposition defence, they turned to Billy Vunipola. Under Jones, Vunipola has taken his game to the next level, clearly buoyed by the new England coach's very particular manner of man management. Claimed three man-of-the-match awards in England's five matches.

George Kruis (England)

Kruis has been the dominant second-row in the Six Nation, typified by his disruption of the French lineout in the Grand Slam decider. Jones has been delighted with his performance and says he and Maro Itoje could be England's second-row partnership for years to come if they continue this encouraging development. His work has perhaps gone under the radar, but he is absolutely integral to England's solid set piece and was one of the foundations for their Six Nations triumph.

Jamie Roberts (Wales)

The centre was pivotal in sparking Wales into life against both Ireland and Scotland in the first two weeks of the campaign and continued to excel throughout the tournament. Rounded it all off with 17 carries, 79 metres and an excellent try against a despairing Italy, who simply could not cope.

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