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Ireland and Ulster's Jacob Stockdale named player of Six Nations championship

On the run: Jacob Stockdale takes it to England during Ireland’s triumph
On the run: Jacob Stockdale takes it to England during Ireland’s triumph

Ulster's Jacob Stockdale has been named player of the Six Nations championship.

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The wing (21) scored a record seven tries in the tournament which saw the Irish complete only their third ever Grand Slam in what was his first Six Nations.

Almost 80,000 votes were cast and scrum-half Conor Murray was runner-up with fly-half Johnny Sexton in third and winger Keith Earls fourth.

Stockdale said he couldn't believe he had won the honour saying his try at the end of the Wales games was one of his highlights of the tournament.

"It was great to be nominated but to win it is something I will never forget," he said.

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