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Antoine Dupont wins Six Nations Player of the Championship by a landslide

By Ian Cameron
(Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)

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French scrumhalf Antoine Dupont has won the Six Nations Player of the Tournament award by a landslide, becoming the first Frenchman to pick up the gong in the history of the competition.


Dupont garnered 46 per cent of the total votes for the award, which amounts to a huge winning margin.

It’s been a remarkable year for the electric nine who has been practically unplayable in all competition in the last 12 months. Together with flyhalf Romain Ntamack, who was also nominated for the prestigious award, Dupont traumatised defences across the 274 days of the elongated competition.

Meanwhile, England’s Emily Scarratt was named the Player of the Championship in the 2020 Womens Six Nations.

Guinness Six Nations Player of the Championship past winners:
2004: Gordon D’Arcy – Ireland
2005: Martyn Williams – Wales
2006: Brian O’Driscoll – Ireland
2007: Brian O’Driscoll – Ireland
2008: Shane Williams – Wales
2009: Brian O’Driscoll – Ireland
2010: Tommy Bowe – Ireland
2011: Andrea Masi – Italy
2012: Dan Lydiate – Wales
2013: Leigh Halfpenny – Wales
2014: Mike Brown – England
2015: Paul O’Connell – Ireland
2016: Stuart Hogg – Scotland
2017: Stuart Hogg – Scotland
2018: Jacob Stockdale – Ireland
2019: Alun Wyn Jones – Wales

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Antoine Dupont wins Six Nations Player of the Championship by a landslide