ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Wednesday Mar 23, 2022

Two French players and one Irishman nominated for Six Nations player of the tournament

The nominations have been named for Six Nations player of the tournament.

ADVERTISEMENT

France are Grand Slam champions for 2022 having not won the championship since 2010. The nominations for player of the tournament reflect France’s dominance in the tournament too.

For France, World Player of the Year Antoine Dupont and number 8 Gregory Aldritt are France’s representatives as nominations for player of the championship. The third nominee is an Irishman, Josh van der Flier.

Josh van der Flier was player of the match in Ireland’s win over Italy at the Aviva Stadium in the third round where Ireland came out 57 points to 6 winners. This game was also dominated by the controversy and confusion surrounding a red card to Italy, forcing them to play with 13 men rather than 14. Andy Farrell said about van der Flier’s performance “Josh rolls on, doesn’t he?”.

Gregory Aldritt received 2 player of the match awards for France during their campaign. The first came against Italy where France came out on top 37-10 with a dominant second half display. His second came in a game that would ultimately decide the championship in round two as France took on Ireland in Paris. France came out on top 30-24 in a nail biting affair.

ADVERTISEMENT

Antoine Dupont has been one of the best players in World Rugby arguably over the past 2 years. His list of accolades is impressive. Last year he played a pivotal role in Toulouse’s double, winning both the Top14 and the Champions Cup. He scooped World Rugby player of the year for 2021 and now can add Grand Slam captain to his rugby CV. Dupont came away with the player of the match award in the final game of the championship as France beat England 25 points to 13.

Related Articles

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    Former Wallaby could feature in 2023 Rugby...

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    Italian head coach not holding back about...

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Italy end 36 match losing streak with...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Watch: Blues score two STUNNING tries against Queensland Reds

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Racing 92 know how play ‘GORGEOUS’ rugby

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Teddy Thomas rinses defence with BLISTERING pace

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Every Ulster try scored in Europe this season..and it’s glorious!

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Fijian Drua show RIDICULOUS skillset and can score from anywhere

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 17 HOURS AGO

    Fans outraged after shocking Owen Farrell moment

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Big Rugby Collision In South African Schools Match

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Sickening Shot Leaves Motionless

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Duhan Van der Merwe makes INCREDIBLE try saving tackle

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Hooker scores masterful try

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Tadhg Furlong produces one of the best ever passes by a forward

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Leicester Tigers respond to hilarious fan incident

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Thrilling clash between Munster and Toulouse settled by a place kick shootout

View All

Funnies

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: First It Was BoJo Now It's ScoMo

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Dad and 7 sons in Ireland forward pack

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Shocking mistake by Brumbies fullback prevents a certain try

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Ellis Genge hits back at Brian Moore

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Rugby was too violent, says UFC legend

View All

Amateur

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Epic Speech Epitomises Rugby Values

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Epic touchline conversion from Tighthead seals the deal

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Veteran props compared to Tadhg Furlong in new viral video

  • 81 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 118 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

View All

Player Features

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Harlequins full-back to leave at the end of the season

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Fans shocked after some huge recalls in the England squad

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Huge opportunity for young prodigy

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    All Black World Cup winners teaming up in the USA

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Tom Dunn drops bombshell after Bath humiliation this weekend

View All