Launchbury nominated for RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship Award

Itoje, Farrell and Launchbury have ben shortlisted for the RBS 6 Nations player of the championship award, with voting now open. 

Vote for your Player of the Championship here

England's Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell and Joe Launchbury all feature on the list of 12 players from all six nations.

All three players started in every match with Launchbury recording a total of 85 tackles in the tournament, the most by any player in an edition of the tournament.

England secured back-to-back RBS 6 Nations titles but were denied a Grand Slam by Ireland in Dublin in their final fixture. 

The winner will be chosen by a public vote with voting set to close at noon on Tuesday, 21 March. You can vote by tweeting @SixNationsRugby with your reason or by visiting the RBS 6 Nations website here. 

Player of the Championship Shortlist 
1 Louis Picamoles France
2 CJ Stander Ireland
3 Finn Russell Scotland
4 Camille Lopez France
5 Maro Itoje England
6 Owen Farrell England
7 Joe Launchbury England
8 Stuart Hogg Scotland
9 Conor Murray Ireland
10 Sergio Parisse Italy
11 Rhys Webb Wales
12 Ken Owens Wales