Wales Flanker Dan Lydiate has been named RBS Player of the Championship for this season’s 6 Nations.
Lydiate, who played a pivotal role in Wales Grand Slam Triumph, headed a shortlist packed with fellow teammates including Mike Phillips, Sam Warburton and Alex Cuthbert.
The 23-year-old was acknowledged for a string of game-winning performances, against Scotland and France in particular, although his efforts all tournament received rave reviews.
He succeeds Andrea Masi in claiming the RBS Player of the Championship award.
Lydiate secured over 25% of the public vote, whilst Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton came in second with 12%. Italian captain Sergio Parisse was third, with 11.6%.