Hadleigh Parkes nominated for Six Nations Player of the Championship

Menna Isaac News

Scarlets centre Hadleigh Parkes has been rewarded for his outstanding Six Nations by being nominated for the player-of-the-championship award.

Parkes gave Wales the perfect start to their Grand Slam showdown with Ireland, crossing for an early try after latching onto a chip ahead from fly-half Gareth Anscombe.

He then pulled off a stunning try-saving tackle on Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale as Wales took a stranglehold of the Principality Stadium contest, eventually running out impressive 25-7 winners.

Parkes’s performance followed up a man-of-the-match display against Scotland at Murrayfield a week earlier.

He is one of four Welshmen nominated for the award, along with Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones, wing Josh Adams and full-back Liam Williams.

England wing Jonny May and flanker Tom Curry make up the six-man shortlist, which has been selected by a panel of experts from the media.

The award now goes to the fans for voting, which closes at 12 noon on Wednesday.

To cast your vote go to www.sixnationsrugby.com