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France and Toulouse scrum-half Antoine Dupont has been crowned the Six Nations’ Player of the Championship for 2020.

First French winner

Dupont becomes the first ever Frenchman to be awarded one of rugby’s greatest individual accolades, a prize that has been won by an illustrious list of the game’s top players, including Brian O’Driscoll, Stuart Hogg, Andrea Masi and Shane Williams.

For the Six Nations award won by Dupont, ahead of going to a public vote, a shortlist of six nominees, three French, two English and one Irish, were chosen by an expert panel of distinguished rugby writers, former players and broadcasters from across the six participating countries.

The 23-year-old was a creative hub for his team, a menace with the ball in hand whose athleticism kept defences on the back foot, while also dovetailing effectively with half-back partner Romain Ntamack.

No scrum-half made more than Dupont’s 249 metres with ball in hand, while his 54 kicks for 1,543 metres (both Championship highs) proved there is another facet to his game outside his electric running in the open field. Dupont’s Championship-high 12 offloads showcased his ability to keep the ball alive.
Congrats to the first ever French player to win that prize.
Well deserved for this fantastic player
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Pretty special player for sure :thumbup:
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“They’re trying to steal our award”

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Peaking too early.
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Amazing player.
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Best player in the World atm

Possibly
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C69 wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:05 pm Best player in the World atm

Possibly
It's between him, Itoje, Kolbe, PSDT and Mo'unga at the moment for me.
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franch fan wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:41 pm
C69 wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:05 pm Best player in the World atm

Possibly
It's between him, Itoje, Kolbe, PSDT and Mo'unga at the moment for me.
That’s a pretty good shortlist tbf . Mo’unga coming along very nicely, he was a class apart last Saturday. Can you imagine him and Dupont playing together?

Itoje probably the best forward in the world currently for me
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Flametop wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:52 pm “They’re trying to steal our award”

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"Count all the tackles."
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DOB wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:01 pm
Flametop wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:52 pm “They’re trying to steal our award”

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"Count all the tackles."
Nice :lol:

Good call going with Dupont.
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First French player to win it, that's mental! Always feel France are overlooked when people are putting together dream teams etc, maybe not for the last decade when they weren't very good but in general.

Class player!
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A video of his best 2020 moments:

https://youtu.be/Dn4GHxmNcDM

That tackle on Heinz pfiouuu....might have been a bit high though in restrospective.
Dont know if you agree with me but my favourite play in that video is that break which ends in a long pass to Kolbe while he was running.
Remind me that try in the first NZ-Lions test in 2005 where Umaga does that stunning long pass to Sivivatu while running
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franch fan wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:06 am A video of his best 2020 moments:

https://youtu.be/Dn4GHxmNcDM

That tackle on Heinz pfiouuu....might have been a bit high though in restrospective.
Dont know if you agree with me but my favourite play in that video is that break which ends in a long pass to Kolbe while he was running.
Remind me that try in the first NZ-Lions test in 2005 where Umaga does that stunning long pass to Sivivatu while running
I know those are the highlights, but you gotta love how his team mates seem to read him and put themselves in a position to get the off load. With time, that will become even more instinctive from those playing alongside him.

He's the real deal.
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He Man Rugger Pints wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:03 pm First French player to win it, that's mental! Always feel France are overlooked when people are putting together dream teams etc, maybe not for the last decade when they weren't very good but in general.

Class player!
1st because I think it only began in 2004 or thereabouts.
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I thought I heard the Aussie commentators yesterday say that the All Blacks have the two best scrum halves in the world. :lol:
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eldanielfire wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:24 am
He Man Rugger Pints wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:03 pm First French player to win it, that's mental! Always feel France are overlooked when people are putting together dream teams etc, maybe not for the last decade when they weren't very good but in general.

Class player!
1st because I think it only began in 2004 or thereabouts.
I'd call the 6N individual player winners fair picks.

The last decade has been dogshite for France.

However France won the 6 Nations 4 out of 7 times between 2004-2010. But Laporte-rugby was generally more efficient than eye catching. So whilst the likes of Betsen and Dusautoir could count themselves unlucky, this was understandably BOD's era in the individual stakes.

If there'd been an award for Defence Coaches then former Eng. and NZ coach, Dave Ellis, would surely have picked up many awards.
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