It has been quite a season for Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale. The 21-year-old seized his opportunity in green with both hands in November, finding the try line with ease in wins over South Africa and Argentina.
Heading into the Six Nations, there were concerns about his form with Ulster over the Christmas period, but he silenced any doubters by becoming the first player to ever score seven tries in a Five/Six Nations Championship.
Stockdale is now one of the first names on the Irish teamsheet, and has gained a reputation as one of the deadliest finishers in Europe.
Today, the news emerged that he has been voted the Six Nations Player of the Tournament, and few can have many complaints.
Stockdale was back with Ulster, and was surrounded by his provincial teammates when he found out the news. Ulster Rugby have posted a video of the moment Iain Henderson revealed the news to his teammate.
— Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) March 23, 2018
Judging by the trajectory which his career is taking, Stockdale could be in line for plenty more individual accolades in the coming years.