Wednesday, 14 March 2012


And the nominees for the official Six Nations Player of the Year are:

Sam Warburton – who has only played twice so far;

Dan Lydiate – fair enough;

Alex Cuthbert – good against Scotland and Italy, distinctly average otherwise;

Mike Phillips – not even the best in Wales;

Julien Malzieu – recently dropped by France;

Yoann Maestri – decent find by France, but really?

Imanol Harinordoquy – OK, fair enough, excellent as usual;

David Denton – great, but has managed to finish on the losing side in every match so far;

Ross Rennie – ditto;

Sergio Parisse – ditto;

Jonny Sexton – still not trusted by Declan Kidney to close a game out; and

Donnacha Ryan – very good indeed but has started only once this tournament.

Not one English player features. Cue the conspiracy theories.

I guess we’ll have to hope that one of the two Englishmen nominated, Alex Cuthbert and Dan Lydiate, get the nod :)


Tinkertaylor said...

It's rigged. I'm just getting used to us not getting man of the match even when we win!

tinlegs said...

OK, so no man of the tournament award in sight but, as far as I'm concerned, we're at last playing as a team and this game of ours is a team sport; that's why we don't all jump around like girlie footballers when we score - it was the team!

Bailey said...

Lydiate, Cuthbert, Denton, Harinordoquy, Bowe and Farrell have been the players of the tournament for me. I would probably give the gong to Lydiate for being at the heart of a lot of the welsh play. Warburton is class but he's hardly played.

anne bebbington said...

Surely as Morgan was motm at twickers yesterday he should be included in the shortlist - but who knows!

Nursedude said...

Living well is the best revenge. There is a lot to like from this England side from 2012. Great future ahead of this team.