Welsh flanker Dan Lydiate has been named 2012 Six Nations Player of the Tournament, for his performances in helping Wales obtain another Grand Slam.
Lydiate came out on top in the public vote of all those who one man of the match awards during the tournament.
The Welsh number six had been picked as the top performer in his countries victories over France and Scotland after forming a dynamic young backrow partnership with Welsh captain Sam Warburton and Toby Falatau.
The young number six said of the award “I am really surprised to be honest. I am genuinely chuffed to bits,”
“It tops off an amazing competition for me and for Wales. To be part of such a talented Wales team and win the Grand Slam in Cardiff on Saturday was incredible in itself but to then be voted Player of the Tournament is absolutely unbelievable.
“It is a massive honour to win, especially given the quality of the other players up for the award. Thanks to everyone who voted for me, it means a lot.”