Player of the 6 Nations

Go down

Who is your Player of the Tournament from the Official Nominees?

Player of the 6 Nations Vote_lcap8%Player of the 6 Nations Vote_rcap 8% 
[ 3 ]
Player of the 6 Nations Vote_lcap35%Player of the 6 Nations Vote_rcap 35% 
[ 13 ]
Player of the 6 Nations Vote_lcap41%Player of the 6 Nations Vote_rcap 41% 
[ 15 ]
Player of the 6 Nations Vote_lcap8%Player of the 6 Nations Vote_rcap 8% 
[ 3 ]
Player of the 6 Nations Vote_lcap3%Player of the 6 Nations Vote_rcap 3% 
[ 1 ]
Player of the 6 Nations Vote_lcap5%Player of the 6 Nations Vote_rcap 5% 
[ 2 ]
 
Total Votes : 37

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Player of the 6 Nations

Post by LondonTiger on Mon 18 Mar 2019, 4:17 pm

https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/2019/03/18/guinness-six-nations-player-of-the-championship-2019/


Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones led from the front on the way to his third Grand Slam and makes the shortlist where he is joined by a trio of Welsh backs who all played a key role throughout the Championship.

Josh Adams scored crucial tries against Italy, England and Scotland, and it was his break that started the comeback in Paris, while Liam Williams was assured throughout and finished as the Guinness Six Nations Man of the Match in the win over England.

Hadleigh Parkes is the final Wales player shortlisted. He made a telling contribution in the final win over Ireland with his early try and also put in a try-saving tackle on Jacob Stockdale a week after being named Guinness Six Nations Man of the Match in the win over Scotland.

Meanwhile for England, Jonny May is on the shortlist after finishing as the top try-scorer in the Championship with six tries in total including a first-half hat-trick against France at Twickenham.

Back-rower Tom Curry rounds out the list after a breakthrough campaign where he was excellent at the breakdown and also chipped in with tries against Wales and Scotland.

Williams and May have already won Guinness Six Nations Player of the Round in fan votes this season.

The six players will look to follow in the footsteps of Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale, who won in 2018, succeeding two-time winner Stuart Hogg of Scotland.

Brian O’Driscoll of Ireland holds the record for the most wins with three, having won it in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

The 2019 Guinness Six Nations Player of the Championship shortlist – selected by a panel of experts from the media – now goes to fans for their vote.

Supporters have until Wednesday at 12 noon to select their nominee for the Guinness Six Nations Player of the Championship.

LondonTiger
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 19865
Join date : 2011-02-10

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by SecretFly on Mon 18 Mar 2019, 4:22 pm

Has to be a player that helped win the biggest prize and has to be the most influential player in that team....
Josh Adams most eye catching. But one player dragged them to the title and seemed involved in everything..... AWJ.

SecretFly

Posts : 29540
Join date : 2011-12-12

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by Eejit on Mon 18 Mar 2019, 4:28 pm

Alun Wyn Jones will win obviously, but what a tournament for Tom Curry. He made an enormous difference to that back row.

Eejit

Posts : 1332
Join date : 2015-02-24
Location : London via Glasgow

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by mikey_dragon on Mon 18 Mar 2019, 4:32 pm

It's fake news for some but it has to be AWJ, no contest really. Unfortunately this decision will be left to public vote and all of England will vote for Tom Curry like they voted for Launchbury to get MOTM in that world cup game.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 8122
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by No 7&1/2 on Mon 18 Mar 2019, 4:32 pm

As I said on the other thread I feel that Curry has been excellent. The only foot he put wrong was the yellow and I'll gladly ignore that as it was wrong! Amazing to think that some were worrying about Underhill s absence.

No 7&1/2

Posts : 17959
Join date : 2012-10-20

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by tigertattie on Mon 18 Mar 2019, 4:43 pm

It's a loaded question

Leader of the year would be AWJ but what's he done during the championship to effect the outcomes of games? He's not smashed someone to get a trunover for a winning try. He's not tackeld someone to prevent a game losing try.

AWJ has been the glue or the catalyst that Wales have built a team effort around to win the 6Ns. Someone like Hadleigh Parkes though has had massive impacts on matches (Scotland and Ireland) on an individual basis.

But as AWJ himself has said, it's not about him, its about the team!
tigertattie
tigertattie

Posts : 6197
Join date : 2011-07-11
Location : On the naughty step

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by Eejit on Mon 18 Mar 2019, 4:56 pm

As we're not represented with a player this year (which is fair enough) hat-tip to Jamie Ritchie who was excellent in the games he played. Considering he probably didn't expect to play as much before Watson's injury. Also Sam Johnson the bright spark in the otherwise dreadful Scotland backs division. Glad he looks like the international 12 we thought he'd be.

Eejit

Posts : 1332
Join date : 2015-02-24
Location : London via Glasgow

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by rodders on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 9:14 am

Went for Hadleigh Parks. AWJ is an obvious one but thought Parks really stood out. That tackle on last years winner Stockdale was phenomenal.
rodders
rodders
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 24993
Join date : 2011-05-20
Age : 38

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by Eejit on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 9:16 am

rodders wrote:Went for Hadleigh Parks. AWJ is an obvious one but thought Parks really stood out. That tackle on last years winner Stockdale was phenomenal.

Yes, that was a brilliant tackle.

Eejit

Posts : 1332
Join date : 2015-02-24
Location : London via Glasgow

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by LordDowlais on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 9:41 am

tigertattie wrote:It's a loaded question

Leader of the year would be AWJ but what's he done during the championship to effect the outcomes of games? He's not smashed someone to get a trunover for a winning try. He's not tackeld someone to prevent a game losing try.

AWJ has been the glue or the catalyst that Wales have built a team effort around to win the 6Ns. Someone like Hadleigh Parkes though has had massive impacts on matches (Scotland and Ireland) on an individual basis.

But as AWJ himself has said, it's not about him, its about the team!

OK, you do not watch Wales as much as us Welsh, but because we always watch Wales, then we see the little differences he makes, he is first to every ruck, he is always in the middle of every maul, you would think our wingers would always be leading a kick chase, but you would be wrong, he is always there, he is everywhere.

Yes, we can all stand up and take notice of an epic try saving tackle, because they stand out, but AWJ is just a machine, and I do not say this in jest, but he could easily have MOM for every game he plays for Wales.

He is the same for Ospreys, I have seen this man be at the bottom of a ruck in his own 22, then get up and chase a kick from that ruck, and be the first man at the ruck in the oppositions 22.

He is always the first player standing there to stop a quick line out, he is always in the middle of the battle and communicating with everybody, including the officials, nobody sees the little non rewarding stuff he does, because people would rather see the flashing lights.

For AWJ will go down in history as one of the best players to ever represent Wales, and that is not something to be scoffed at when you think of players like Gareth Edwards, Phill Bennett, Bary John, JPR, John Dawes, to name a few.

LordDowlais

Posts : 13345
Join date : 2011-05-18
Location : Merthyr Tydfil

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by TightHEAD on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 10:31 am

rose Curry for me rose
TightHEAD
TightHEAD

Posts : 4026
Join date : 2014-09-25
Location : USK

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by Collapse2005 on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 10:35 am

AWJ for his leadership in big games, Curry had a good tournament too though. No one else stands out for me.

Collapse2005

Posts : 3167
Join date : 2017-08-24

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by TightHEAD on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 10:41 am

If this was a leader of the 6 Nations vote i'd agree with you.

But it isn't.
TightHEAD
TightHEAD

Posts : 4026
Join date : 2014-09-25
Location : USK

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by Collapse2005 on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 10:44 am

TightHEAD wrote:If this was a leader of the 6 Nations vote i'd agree with you.

But it isn't.

Being a good leader is part of being a good player. All players have strengths, Jonny May is on the list because he is fast and scores tries, Curry because he is good at the breakdown. AWJs strength is his leadership and it was vital to Wales in my view so deserves the award IMO.

Collapse2005

Posts : 3167
Join date : 2017-08-24

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by TightHEAD on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 10:50 am

As a 2nd row player George Kruis played just as well as AWJ IMHO.

Curry was head and shoulders better than every player in the same position, Parks was a close 2nd for me.
TightHEAD
TightHEAD

Posts : 4026
Join date : 2014-09-25
Location : USK

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by miaow on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 4:19 pm

Adams, Rithchie, maybe Hamish Watson are up there for me. Liam Williams quietly really good as well, as were Parkes and AWJ. Navidi could very easily have made the list.

miaow

Posts : 2670
Join date : 2011-03-31

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by TJ on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 4:32 pm

AWJ was not the "best player" in his individual role but he is perhaps the one player who really made a difference with his leadership.  I still think there are better locks around - but IMO AWJ made the difference between getting a slam and not so for that he gets my vote

TJ

Posts : 7313
Join date : 2013-09-22

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by Afro on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 4:33 pm

For me, Liam Williams was more the one who made the difference to Wales across the championship. AWJ did it in a couple of the latter games, but it was Liam Williams who was the one who started the come back against France. Liam Williams was the best player on the pitch v England. These were the two games where Wales needed the inspiration to come back and it was Williams that provided it, not AWJ.
Afro
Afro
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 30738
Join date : 2011-05-31
Age : 40
Location : I try to move around

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by Afro on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 4:37 pm

So I voted for Liam Williams, just in case there was any doubt.... Laugh
Afro
Afro
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 30738
Join date : 2011-05-31
Age : 40
Location : I try to move around

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by BigGee on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 4:37 pm

AWJ for me, he was immense.

Giving his jacket to the kid in the rain as well, the presence of mind to do that whlle mentally preparing for the game.

Some player, some guy!

BigGee
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 7213
Join date : 2013-11-05
Location : London

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by yappysnap on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 9:30 pm

AWJ for me. He's a great player who I think suffers from his own high standards and being around for a long time, if he was new we'd all rave about him, but he's been around for ages so we just come to expect it of him.

yappysnap

Posts : 11513
Join date : 2011-06-01
Age : 31
Location : Christchurch, NZ

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by bluestonevedder on Wed 20 Mar 2019, 9:35 am

yappysnap wrote:AWJ for me. He's a great player who I think suffers from his own high standards and being around for a long time, if he was new we'd all rave about him, but he's been around for ages so we just come to expect it of him.

Totally agree with this. He's become a victim of his own success and he's set the bar so high for himself.

Out of interest, with him approaching McCaw's cap record, has there been any talk of his retirement at all? I can't recall reading anything suggesting he's retiring after the WC, and he's certainly still playing like he's 10 years younger...

bluestonevedder

Posts : 3757
Join date : 2011-08-22

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by LondonTiger on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 12:45 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:It's fake news for some but it has to be AWJ, no contest really. Unfortunately this decision will be left to public vote and all of England will vote for Tom Curry like they voted for Launchbury to get MOTM in that world cup game.


Seems like "all of England" failed to match your prediction Wink

LondonTiger
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 19865
Join date : 2011-02-10

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by TightHEAD on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 12:53 pm

World player of the year surely awaits?
TightHEAD
TightHEAD

Posts : 4026
Join date : 2014-09-25
Location : USK

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by LondonTiger on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 12:58 pm

TightHEAD wrote:World player of the year surely awaits?

If Wales win RWC

LondonTiger
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 19865
Join date : 2011-02-10

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by mikey_dragon on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 2:15 pm

Legend.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 8122
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by Collapse2005 on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 3:33 pm

LondonTiger wrote:
TightHEAD wrote:World player of the year surely awaits?

If Wales win RWC

Could happen. Hope not though.

Collapse2005

Posts : 3167
Join date : 2017-08-24

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by lostinwales on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 3:41 pm

Collapse2005 wrote:
LondonTiger wrote:
TightHEAD wrote:World player of the year surely awaits?

If Wales win RWC

Could happen. Hope not though.

It would be nice to see another NH winner, but suspect it might make this place pretty unbearable for a while.

lostinwales

Posts : 8230
Join date : 2011-06-09
Location : Out of Wales :)

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by mikey_dragon on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 4:39 pm

lostinwales wrote:
Collapse2005 wrote:
LondonTiger wrote:
TightHEAD wrote:World player of the year surely awaits?

If Wales win RWC

Could happen. Hope not though.

It would be nice to see another NH winner, but suspect it might make this place pretty unbearable for a while.


Yeah of course it would.

mikey_dragon

Posts : 8122
Join date : 2015-07-25

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by Rugby Fan on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 5:05 pm

I'd be happy to see any Northern hemisphere winner. England, because it's the team I support, and anyone else, because it would be a new champion. For the same reason, I wouldn't mind too much if Fiji won but I stop short of wishing well on Argentina. If Argentina and France have good World Cups, that would mean England going home early.

Rugby Fan

Posts : 5462
Join date : 2012-09-14

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by Collapse2005 on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 5:09 pm

The only reason I dont want Wales to win is because I want Ireland to win. Ireland England Wales Scotland France, Id support them all.

Collapse2005

Posts : 3167
Join date : 2017-08-24

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by LordDowlais on Wed 03 Apr 2019, 3:08 pm

Well I suppose we can safely put this thread to bed now, what with the 6N being done and dusted.

Well done AWJ. V2 player of the 6N.

LordDowlais

Posts : 13345
Join date : 2011-05-18
Location : Merthyr Tydfil

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by LondonTiger on Wed 03 Apr 2019, 3:20 pm

Your wish is my command.

LondonTiger
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 19865
Join date : 2011-02-10

Back to top Go down

Player of the 6 Nations Empty Re: Player of the 6 Nations

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum