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Earls & Murray In Running For 6 Nations Award

20th March 2018 By The Editor

Keith Earls and Conor Murray are nominated for Player of the Tournament.

After another thrilling conclusion to the 6 Nations last weekend, the shortlist has been revealed for the prestigious Player of the Championship with Munster’s Keith Earls and Conor Murray both in the running for the accolade.

Vote here before midnight on Tuesday, March 20, with the winner announced on Friday.

The duo were instrumental in Ireland’s Grand Slam success this year, as were out-half Johnny Sexton and Jacob Stockdale with the four Irish men among the nominees. Young Italy full-back Matteo Minozzi and France’s Guilhem Guirado complete the shortlist.

For the first time, this year’s Player of the Championship shortlist was selected by a media panel of well-respected rugby writers and broadcasters from each of the six nations. The panel each provided their top three nominations for the award following the conclusion of round five. All votes were compiled and added together to identify the six-man shortlist.

The shortlist is now open for public voting on NatWest 6 Nations digital channels so that rugby fans around the world can choose the player they believe should pick up the accolade as the 2018 NatWest Player of the Championship.

2018 NatWest Player of the Championship Shortlist:

Jonathan Sexton

Conor Murray

Jacob Stockdale

Matteo Minozzi

Guilhem Guirado

Keith Earls

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