Antoine Dupont named Six Nations Player of The Championship

Antonie Dupont now has claimed the award three times
Antonie Dupont now has claimed the award three times
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France scrum half Antoine Dupont has been voted the Six Nations Player of the Championship for the third time in four years.

In the process Dupont becomes the second player to claim the award three times after former Ireland international Brian O'Driscoll.

He has went on to win 26% of the fan vote on the Six Nations website.

“Following an incredible Guinness Six Nations Championship, the team at Diageo would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Antoine Dupont, this year’s Guinness Six Nations Player of the Championship.

“Antoine was never far away from France’s best plays this season, keeping them in the battle for the title, and we hope he enjoys this richly deserved achievement and recognition.”

The 26-year-old has overcome challenges from his team-mates Thomas Ramos and Damian Penaud along with Ireland's Caelan Doris, Hugo Keenan and Mack Hansen.

Meanwhile, Dupont also managed to make it to the team of the tournament that has been dominated by Ireland players. Hugo Keenan starts at fullback with Johnny Sexton, Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Peter O'Mahony, James Ryan, Finlay Bealham, Dan Sheenan and Andrew Porter.

Dupont will be joined by Damian Penaud and Thibaud Flament while Scotland is represented by Sione Tuipulotu and Huw Jones.

Six Nations Team of the Championship: 15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Sione Tuipulotu, 11 James Lowe, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Antoine Dupont, 8 Caelan Doris, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 James Ryan, 4 Thibaud Flament, 3 Finlay Bealham, 2 Dan Sheehan, 1 Andrew Porter

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