Mar 21, 2016
Taylor and Vunipola Nominated For Six Nations Award
Saracens duo Duncan Taylor and Billy Vunipola are amongst 12 players to have been nominated for the RBS 6 Nations Player of the Tournament for 2016.
Scotland centre Taylor has taken his club form for the Men in Black onto the international stage and has lit-up the Championship for Vern Cotter’s side. His try saving tackle on Wales wing Tom James, plus superb tries against Wales and France have underlined his credentials as one the Northern Hemisphere’s most gifted three quarters.
Bulldozing No8 Billy Vunipola has won the plaudits for leading the England charge during a historic Six Nations for Eddie Jones side. With extra responsibility having been named alongside club mate Owen Farrell and Harlequins’ Mike Brown as one of three vice-captains to support Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley as Red Rose skipper, Vunipola has thrived in the white of England. Surprisingly, there is no place for Saracens locks George Kruis and Maro Itoje on the list, not Owen Farrell, who has been in fine-form in the No12 jersey for England.
Over 1,200 minutes of rugby action have been scrutinised and, together with expert analysis from Accenture, Official Technology Partner of the RBS 6 Nations, the likes of Phil Vickery and Gareth Thomas have decided on the top 12:
England: Billy Vunipola, Jonathan Joseph and Jack Nowell
Wales: Gareth Davies, George North
Ireland: Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray
Scotland: Stuart Hogg, Duncan Taylor
France: Guilhem Guirado, Virimi Vakatawa
Italy: Sergio Parisse
You can vote for Duncan or Billy by clicking here.