24 Mar 2011

Italian voted Player of the Six Nations tournament

8:16 am on 24 March 2011

The utility back Andrea Masi has become the first Italian rugby player to win the Six Nations player of the tournament award.

Masi picked up 30 percent of the 17-and-a-half thousand public votes cast, and his team-mate Fabio Semenzato came second.

29-year-old Masi was nominated for the award after his man-of-the-match performance in the shock 22-21 win over France.