France centre Gabrielle Vernier has been named 2023 TikTok Women's Six Nations Player of the Tournament.
The 25-year-old was nominated alongside England's Holly Aitchison and captain Marlie Packer, and Wales prop Sisilia Tuipulotu, but received nearly half the fan vote herself.
🏆 Elle a réalisé un Tournoi magnifique. Gabrielle Vernier est élue 𝐌𝐄𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐔𝐑𝐄 𝐉𝐎𝐔𝐄𝐔𝐒𝐄 𝐃𝐔 𝐒𝐈𝐗 𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 2023 ! @Womens6Nations
💙🇫🇷 @gabi_vernier#XVdeFrance #NeFaisonsXV pic.twitter.com/wPlRu5qdiJ
— France Rugby (@FranceRugby) May 18, 2023
Vernier was undeniably magnificent: she scored five tries and made two assists in the tournament, playing every minute and scoring in every match except France's 39-14 win over Wales.
Vernier called the award a "huge honour" and said she "would like to congratulate all the players on the shortlist, and there are many more names that could have been added."
The Team of the Tournament was also named, though no Irish players were included after a winless tournament: Chloe Rollie (Scotland); Jessica Breach (England), Marine Menager (France), Gabrielle Vernier (France), Abby Dow (England), Holly Aitchison (England), Pauline Bourdon (France), Hannah Botterman (England), Lana Skeldon (Scotland), Sisilia Tuipulotu (Wales), Zoe Aldcroft (England), Sarah Beckett (England), Sadia Kabeya (England), Marlie Packer (England), and Alex Matthews (England).