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Leigh Halfpenny should be Six Nations player of the tournament, prop Adam Jones says

Last Updated: 19/03/13 1:31pm

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Leigh Halfpenny: Rock solid for Wales in Six Nations

Leigh Halfpenny: Rock solid for Wales in Six Nations

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Wales prop Adam Jones says Leigh Halfpenny should be named Six Nations player of the tournament.

Jones was one of four Wales players nominated for the award, along with full-back Halfpenny, scrum-half Mike Phillips and fly-half Dan Biggar.

Runners-up England had just two nominations - Owen Farrell and Chris Robshaw - whilst France, who managed just one win in the tournament, have three in Nicolas Mas, Mathieu Bastareaud and Louis Picamoles.

Full-back Stuart Hogg was Scotland's only nomination, but Italy, who finished third, have Sergio Parisse, Andrea Masi and Alessandro Zanni up for the gong.

Ireland, like England, have two players in the frame, Brian O'Driscoll and scrum-half Conor Murray.

Jones, who destroyed England prop Joe Marler in Saturday's Six Nations decider, says Halfpenny should be given the award.

He said: "Leigh has been brilliant. He's quite quiet, someone who doesn't say a lot, but he's very assured, a fantastic player, and his goal-kicking is out of this world. He's excellent and he is a shoe-in for the Lions."

The winner will be unveiled at midnight on Wednesday.

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