The scotland third line and Edinburgh, Hamish Watson, has been named Best Player of the Six Nations 2021 after receiving 35% of the public’s votes. Watson becomes the second Scottish player to win the award and follow in the footsteps of the current captain of Scotland, Stuart hogg, who collected the award in both 2016 and 2017.
The wing he did 321 meters, 67 carries (the second player in the tournament), broke 14 tackles and contributed heavily on the defensive end with 55 tackles. On top of that, Watson did not concede a single penalty in the tournament, a feat equaled only by Irishman Iain Henderson.
Speaking to the Scottish Union website, after winning the award, Watson said: “I am very surprised, obviously many of the best players applied for the award and I think that when you win something like that, it is all the merit of the team in the one that I am and of all the boys who have won it before ”.
“It shows the good teams you are playing for and I think Scotland at the moment is a great team. We really believe that we can achieve things in the years to come. We are going in the right direction and we have all the credit for the whole team, because without them, we cannot win these personal accolades, “closed the forward.