RBS Player of the Tournament – Shortlist

Six players have been shortlisted to receive the Player of the Tournament award for this year’s RBS Six Nations, and unsurprisingly, it’s dominated by French players.

The shortlisted players are:

Imanol Harinordoquy
Mathieu Bastareaud
Morgan Parra
Thierry Dusautoir
Tommy Bowe
Shane Williams

The shortlist was created by a panel of former internationals including Keith Wood, Raphaël Ibañez and Jonathan Davies, RBS RugbyForce supporters Andy Nicol, Ieuan Evans and Jason Leonard, as well as former RBS Ambassador Alessandro Moscardi.

The winner will be decided as a result of a public vote, hosted on www.rbs6nations.com. Voting will continue through the final week of the Championship, and will close after the final round of matches, at Midnight on Monday 22nd March.

Who will you be voting for? Is there anyone that would have made your shortlist?

10 thoughts on “RBS Player of the Tournament – Shortlist

  1. I think that’s an outstanding selection. Yeah ok i’m french…

    Imanol Harinordoquy player of the tournament by far! He’s been brilliant from the beginning of the championship, hope he’ll be good against the English and he will absolutely deserve the award.

  2. Can’t really argue with that although I feel that Shane Williams should only get a 20% selection as his flair has been limited to the last 20% of the games he’s played in

    As for Harinordoquy – when will someone take Jonathan Davies on one side and tell him it’s not pronounced Harridonnakey?!?!?

  3. No surprise at the French dominance but I think Trinh-Duc has done enough to at least be shortlisted. Admittedly I totally missed their game against Italy last weekend but I think he’s maturing in to a great 10.

    From the above list though, I think I’d also go with Harinordiquy with Parra not far behind. He could certainly teach Danny Care a thing or two.

  4. Harinordiquy for sure. He’s been immense. Agreed that Shane Williams has produced about 4 or 5 moments of brilliance and done absolutely nothing else – at the same time what England wouldn’t give for a game breaker like him.

    Jonathan Davies’s French pronunciations are hilarious, not least his insistence on pronouncing Jauzion ‘Jwazwan’. It surely can’t be that difficult. At least it’s proof that he does occasionally notice that there is a team other than Wales on the pitch whom he can comment on.

  5. Imanol Harinordoquy has been immense. Personally think he is the best 8 in the world at the mo and i am absolutely gutted he’s French! Nick Easter – watch and learn!!!

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