A lot of people disagreed with Stuart Hogg winning Six Nations Player of the Year
Scotland's electric fullback Stuart Hogg capped a scintillating Six Nations campaign by winning Player of the Tournament, pipping England's Billy Vunipola by 3% of the vote.
Given that England won the Grand Slam and Vunipola was their driving force, many assumed that the bulldozing back row would scoop the award but with the winner being decided by a public vote, Hogg's swashbuckling moments of skill swayed the outcome.
The Glasgow Warriors fullback enjoyed two particularly memorable moments, scything through a gap in the Irish defence to score a magical try on the final day and delicately assisting wing Tim Visser's score with a perfect flick over his head in the win over France.
Despite such glorious contributions to the 2016 Six Nations, a lot of people felt that Vunipola was the more deserving winner after playing such a prominent part in England's first Grand Slam win since 2003. Hogg won with 30% of the vote, Vunipola received 27%, Wales' George North got 11.6% while Ireland's Conor Murray came fourth with 6%.
Not too sure why Stuart Hogg was voted player of the tournament.— Will Kelleher (@willgkelleher) March 24, 2016
He was good, but really? Billy Vunipola was a stick-on! #SixNations
Stuart Hogg was superb, deserves his 6N Player of the Tournament award. B Vunipola, Guirado & Kruis just deserved it that bit more, for me.— Alex Shaw (@alexshawsport) March 24, 2016
Very surprised that Stuart Hogg has beaten Billy Vunipola to the Player of the Tournament Award for the RBS Six Nations. Odd decision.— Kristian Ross (@Kristian7Ross) March 24, 2016
Stuart Hogg has been named RBS Six Nations player of the tournament - he was exceptional but I think England's Billy Vunipola was better— John Evely (@Mercury_JohnE) March 24, 2016
Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg pips England No.8 Billy Vunipola to title of RBS Player of the Championship. Hmm, not sure about that.— Alex Spink (@alexspinkmirror) March 24, 2016
Stuart Hogg player of the tournament? Really?? Fitting end to a strange old campaign..— Steve James (@sjamesjourno) March 24, 2016