The World Rugby Awards are the ultimate accolade for excellence in rugby one and off the field. The Awards recognise the players, coaches, teams and match officials who contribute so much to the game and perform at the highest level. It is also an opportunity to honour those off the field, away from the spotlight ho work tirelessly and selflessly to grow the game and inspire from the grass roots.

The World Rugby Awards are an exclusive red carpet event attended by the world's best players, past and present, including the Rugby World Cup 2019 winning team, runner-up and representatives from the bronze final. Also attending will be World Rugby Hall of Fame inductees, World Rugby partners, representatives from World Rugby member unions and the global rugby family.

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The event

World Rugby Awards 2019
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
4 Chome-8-1 Shibakoen, Minato City, Tokyo 105-8563, Japan
Sunday, 3 November
17:00-23.00 (local time)

The Awards

  • World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year, in association with Mastercard 
  • World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year, in association with Mastercard 
  • World Rugby Team of the Year
  • World Rugby Coach of the Year 
  • World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year in association with Tudor
  • World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year in association with HSBC 
  • World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year in association with HSBC 
  • World Rugby Referee Award 
  • Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service 
  • Award for Character in association with Land Rover 
  • IRP Special Merit Award
  • IRP Try of the Year

World Rugby Hall of Fame Induction

Six legends of the game in Richie McCaw (New Zealand), Shiggy Konno (Japan), Os du Randt (South Africa), Peter Fatialofa (Samoa), Graham Henry (New Zealand) and Diego Ormaechea (Uruguay) have been inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2019.

The World Rugby Hall of Fame presented by Tudor recognises those who have made an outstanding contribution to the game of rugby throughout their careers, while also demonstrating rugby's character-building values of integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect.

The voting panels

Every World Rugby Award is voted for by a panel featuring former players, coaches, media or administrators. For more information on the panels for each Award, visit world.rugby/awards/voting-panel.

Nominees

  • World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year in association with Tudor
    • Joe Cokanasiga (ENG)
    • Herschel Jantjies (RSA)
    • Romain Ntamack (FRA)

  • IRP Try of the Year
    • Charles Ollivon (FRA)
    • TJ Perenara (NZL)
    • Sergio Parisse (ITA)
    • Cobus Reinach (RSA)

  • World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year in association with HSBC 
    • Folau Niua (USA)
    • Stephen Tomasin (USA)
    • Jerry Tuwai (FIJ)

  • World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year in association with HSBC 
    • Sarah Hirini (NZL)
    • Tyla Nathan-Wong (NZL)
    • Ruby Tui (NZL)

  • World Rugby Team of the Year
    • England
    • Japan
    • New Zealand
    • South Africa
    • Wales

  • World Rugby Coach of the Year
    • Rassie Erasmus (RSA)
    • Warren Gatland (WAL)
    • Steve Hansen (NZL)
    • Eddie Jones (ENG)
    • Jamie Joseph (JPN)

  • World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year in association with Mastercard
    • Pieter-Steph du Toit (South Africa)
    • Tom Curry (ENG)
    • Alun Wyn Jones (WAL)
    • Cheslin Kolbe (RSA)
    • Ardie Savea (NZL)
    • Joe Taufete’e (USA)

  • World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year in association with Mastercard
    • Sarah Bern (ENG)
    • Pauline Bourdon (FRA)
    • Kendra Cocksedge (NZL)
    • Katy Daley-Mclean (ENG)
    • Emily Scarratt (ENG)