Mike Brown has been named as the RBS Six Nations player of the tournament.

The Harlequins full-back won more than 34 per cent of the public vote, pipping Ireland's winning skipper Brian O'Driscoll with 28 per cent.

Brown has made the England number 15 shirt his own after a scintilating tournament that included four tries and three man of the match awards.

He said: "I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted for me. I’m extremely grateful and proud to win this award, particularly as it’s decided by the supporters.

“It was disappointing not to win the tournament overall but congratulations to Ireland, and I’m sure we’ll come back stronger next season.

“Finally a big thank you to all my team mates, backroom staff, and coaches for all the help they’ve given me through the tournament. I couldn’t perform on the field without them and it’s great to have that support.”

England head coach Stuart Lancaster: "Congratulations to Mike for winning this accolade. He’s been consistently strong for us throughout the competition and put in some outstanding performances.

“I am very proud of what Mike and the whole squad – players, coaches and management – have achieved this RBS Six Nations.

"We are really looking forward to building on this as we head to New Zealand in the summer for our tour.”