Rugby’s heroes of COVID-19

Instead of awarding the best of rugby on the field over the past calendar year, we focused the spotlight on members of the rugby family who have showcased solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting their communities and getting involved in relief efforts. READ MORE

A decade of excellence

The annual celebration also looked back on a decade of international rugby across eight categories, six of which were voted on by the fans and two by our expert panel.

Fan Awards

  • Men’s 15s Player of the Decade in partnership with Tudor - Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
  • Women’s 15s Player of the Decade in partnership with Tudor - Jessy Trémoulière (France)
  • Men’s Sevens Player of the Decade in partnership with HSBC - Jerry Tuwai (Fiji)
  • Women’s Sevens Player of the Decade in partnership with HSBC - Portia Woodman (New Zealand)
  • Men’s 15s Try of the Decade in partnership with International Rugby Players - Jamie Heaslip (Ireland)
  • Women’s 15s Try of the Decade in partnership with International Rugby Players - Portia Woodman (New Zealand)

World Rugby Awards Panel Choice

Women’s 15s Team of the Decade in association with Mastercard

  1. Rochelle Clark (ENG)
  2. Fiao’o Faamausili (NZL)
  3. Sophie Hemming (ENG)
  4. Eloise Blackwell (NZL)
  5. Tamara Taylor (ENG)
  6. Linda Itunu (NZL)
  7. Maggie Alphonsi (ENG)
  8. Safi N’Diaye (FRA)
  9. Kendra Cocksedge (NZL)
  10. Katy Daley-Mclean (ENG)
  11. Portia Woodman (NZL)
  12. Kelly Brazier (NZL)
  13. Emily Scarratt (ENG)
  14. Lydia Thompson (ENG)
  15. Danielle Waterman (ENG)

Men’s 15s Team of the Decade in association with Mastercard

  1. Tendai Mtawarira (RSA)
  2. Bismarck du Plessis (RSA)
  3. Owen Franks (NZL)
  4. Brodie Retallick (NZL)
  5. Sam Whitelock (NZL)
  6. David Pocock (AUS)
  7. Richie McCaw (NZL)
  8. Sergio Parisse (ITA)
  9. Conor Murray (IRE)
  10. Dan Carter (NZL)
  11. Bryan Habana (RSA)
  12. Ma’a Nonu (NZL)
  13. Brian O’Driscoll (IRE)
  14. George North (WAL)
  15. Ben Smith (NZL)