Ballard won the prize after winning 36% of the public vote, second only to Italian captain and hat-trick Manuela Farlan with 22% of the vote.
Beatrice Rigoni, a member of the Farlan team, received 21% of the vote after the Player of the Match performance in Transalpine’s victory (41-20) against Scotland.
Blue’s best player, Marjorie Maynes, also won 21% of the vote in the match against Ireland.
Boulard’s victory in her debut in the Women’s Curtain Raiser at the Six Nations Tournament against Wales in 2021 is a reflection of her great start to her international career.
On the third day of the trip to Dublin, the Les Blues made eight changes to their starting XV, but Emily Bollard retained her position, justifying the undisputed starting position.
Lord Barlar was decisive from the kickoff on the lawn at Energy Park, lining up two defenders before giving Caroline Bozard the first try of the tricolor.
The French back made an effort to recover a great game at the feet of Lore Sanses. Boulard played a key role throughout, allowing France to advance to the Super Saturday final, where the Les Blues will face defending champions England.
Results of the vote for the best player on the third day of the Six Nations tournament
Emily Bollard (France) – 36%
Manuela Farlan (Italy) – 22%
Beatrice Rigoni (Italy) – 21%
Marjorie Mayans (France) – 21%