Scotland's Stuart Hogg has been voted the RBS 6 Nations player of the championship.

The award was decided by a combination of an online poll, of which Hogg secured over 30 per cent, and the Royal Bank and NatWest panel of former rugby players.

Hogg, who made his 43rd appearance in a Scottish shirt during the Championship, said: "I'm honoured to receive the RBS player of the championship trophy and join the list of the esteemed players that have won in the past.

"I'm extremely grateful for all the supporters who voted for me."

England's Billy Vunipola came a close second with 27 per cent of the vote, with third place awarded to the tournament's top-try scorer George North and Ireland's scrum-half Conor Murray (below) in fourth.

Hogg returns to club duty this week with Glasgow Warriors where fit-again fellow international Jonny Gray is set to make his 50th appearance against Ulster at a sell-out Scotstoun on Friday night.

The 22-year-old lock has recovered from a pectoral injury suffered during Scotland's Six Nations victory over France.