Ireland's Caelan Doris voted Autumn Nations Player of the Series

Ireland's Caelan Doris
Ireland's Caelan Doris

Ireland back rower Caelan Doris has been voted as the Player of the Autumn Nations Series following a successful campaign.

Doris started the campaign at blindside flank in Ireland's comprehensive 60-5 victory over Japan, making 11 carries for 39 metres and also contributing nine tackles - more than any of his team mates.

He was also impressive in Ireland's 29-20 win over New Zealand as he completed 12 tackles and a carry of 84 metres. He also scored Ireland’s all-important third try after the break, stepping inside and racing through a gap in the wall of black shirts to run the ball in from just outside the New Zealand 22 and was named the player of the match.

Doris secured 26% of the total votes as he overcame fight from Eben Etzebeth, who had 20% of votes.

England fullback Freddie Steward (20%), France scrumhalf Antoine Dupont (14%), England flyhalf Marcus Smith (10%) and France pivot Romain Ntamack (8%) also were the other nominated players.

Player of the Series vote:

Caelan Doris (Ireland) – 26%
Eben Etzebeth (South Africa) – 22%
Freddie Steward (England) – 20%
Antoine Dupont (France) – 14%
Marcus Smith (England) – 10%
Romain Ntamack (France) – 8%

 
 

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