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Van der Merwe nominated for Player of the Championship

Scotland winger Duhan van der Merwe has been nominated for the Six Nations' Player of the Championship award after his stellar performances for Gregor Townsend's side.

As well as scoring a historic hat-trick against England, the 28-year-old pulled himself one short of Scotland's all-time trying scoring record - behind Stuart Hogg's 27 - after crossing the white line five times in the tournament.

Van der Merwe faces stiff competition for the award, going up against Ireland's Bundee Aki, England's Ben Earl, and Italy's Tommaso Menoncello.

If he were to win, he'd be the first Scot to claim the award since Hamish Watson in 2021 and just the third Scot to win overall - Hogg won in both 2016 and 2017.