Jump to main content


Wafer Nominated For Player Of The Championship Award

Aoife Wafer makes a break 13/4/2024

Aoife Wafer has been nominated for three awards this year ©INPHO/Ben Brady

Ireland’s Aoife Wafer is one of four standout players from this year’s Guinness Women’s Six Nations Championship who are up for the 2024 Guinness Player of the Championship award.

Italy winger Alyssa D’Incà, Grand Slam-winning England full-back Ellie Kildunne, and back rowers Romane Menager (France) and Wafer are the nominees for the individual accolade – voting for which is now open.

Click here to vote now

The 22-year-old D’Incà scored three tries in this year’s Championship, and her all-round game saw her feature in the Fantasy Team of the Week on four occasions (one of only two players to do so – the other being Kildunne).

Kildunne (24) scored a minimum of two tries all the way up to Super Saturday, ultimately crossing the whitewash on nine occasions as John Mitchell’s England side sought to make their backs as potent a weapon as their forwards.

Menager was at the forefront of les Bleues’ unbeaten charge to the Super Saturday decider with England. The 27-year-old ranked sixth for metres carried (404.4, gaining 262.8) and joint-third for offloads (six),

Ireland’s improved performances in 2024 were epitomised by the emergence of Wafer as a force to be reckoned with. The 21-year-old Ballygarrett native carried for 417 metres (gaining 264.8), scored two tries, and ranked fourth for linebreaks (six).

Voting closes at 10pm on Tuesday, May 7. The four nominees have been selected on the basis of the number of fan votes each received for the Team of the Championship – from which a maximum of one nominee from any nation was able to be selected.

Click here to vote now