The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
The shortlist also includes French captain Thierry Dusautoir and his team-mate Maxime Medard, Sam Warburton and James Hook for Wales and Fabio Semenzato and Andrea Masi for Italy.
Finally Sean O’Brian and Ronan O’Gara, for Ireland who will be looking to retain the award won by their team mate Tommy Bowe in 2010.
In a change from previous years, where a panel of experts selected the shortlist, all players awarded as RBS Man of the Match during the first four weekends of the Championship were automatically placed in contention for the prestigious award.
The winner will be chosen by rugby fans from across the six nations who are being asked to vote for their RBS Player of the Championship, based on performance, form and achievement.
Fans can vote for the 2011 RBS Player of the Championship at www.rbs6nations.com and voting will remain open until midnight on Sunday 20th March.
Once the votes have been counted and verified, the announcement of the official RBS Player of the Championship will be published on www.rbs6nations.com.