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World Rugby Awards 2021

Welcome to the World Rugby Awards 2021 results page.

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World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year

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World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year Voted on by fans from the four nominees shortlisted by the panel: Maggie Alphonsi (ENG), Fiona Coghlan (IRE), Thierry Dusautoir (FRA), George Gregan (AUS), Richie McCaw (NZL), Brian O’Driscoll (IRE), Melodie Robinson (NZL), John Smit (RSA), Clive Woodward (ENG).

Nominees: Antoine Dupont (FRA), Michael Hooper (AUS), Maro Itoje (ENG), Samu Kerevi (AUS)
Antoine Dupont
(FRA) Winner

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World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year

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World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year Voted on by fans from the four nominees shortlisted by the panel: Liza Burgess (WAL), Lynne Cantwell (IRE), Fiona Coghlan (IRE), Stephen Jones (The Sunday Times), Gaëlle Mignot (FRA), Jillion Potter (USA), Melodie Robinson (NZL), Karl Te Nana (NZL), Danielle Waterman (ENG).

Nominees: Zoe Aldcroft (ENG), Caroline Boujard (FRA), Poppy Cleall (ENG), Laure Sansus (FRA)
Zoe Aldcroft
(ENG) Winner

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World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year

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World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year Voted on by fans from the four nominees shortlisted by the panel: Humphrey Kayange (KEN), Tiana Penitani (AUS), Karl Te Nana (NZL), Marika Vunibaka (FIJ), Danielle Waterman (ENG).

Nominees: Anne-Cécile Ciofani (FRA), Sarah Hirini (NZL), Alowesi Nakoci (FJI), Reapi Ulunisau (FJI)
Anne-Cécile Ciofani
(FRA) Winner

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World Rugby Women's 15s Dream Team of the Year

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World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year Voted on by fans from the four nominees shortlisted by the panel: Humphrey Kayange (KEN), Tiana Penitani (AUS), Karl Te Nana (NZL), Marika Vunibaka (FIJ), Danielle Waterman (ENG).

Nominees: Napolioni Bolaca (FJI), Scott Curry (NZL), Marcos Moneta (ARG), Jiuta Wainiqolo (FJI)
Marcos Moneta
(ARG) Winner
In association with
World Rugby Women's 15s Dream Team of the Year As voted by the panel for this award: Liza Burgess (WAL), Lynne Cantwell (IRE), Fiona Coghlan (IRE), Stephen Jones (The Sunday Times), Gaëlle Mignot (FRA), Jillion Potter (USA), Melodie Robinson (NZL), Karl Te Nana (NZL), Danielle Waterman (ENG)
1 - Annaëlle
Deshayes
2 - Agathe
Sochat
3 - Sarah
Bern
4 - Safi
N'Diaye
5 - Abbie
Ward
6 - Zoe
Aldcroft
7 - Karen
Paquin
8 - Poppy
Cleall
9 - Laure
Sansus
10 - Caroline
Drouin
11 - Abby
Dow
12 - Beatrice
Rigoni
13 - Stacey
Fluhler
14 - Caroline
Boujard
15 - Jasmine
Joyce
In association with
World Rugby Men's 15s Dream Team of the Year As voted by the panel for this award: Maggie Alphonsi (ENG), Fiona Coghlan (IRE), Thierry Dusautoir (FRA), George Gregan (AUS), Richie McCaw (NZL), Brian O’Driscoll (IRE), Melodie Robinson (NZL), John Smit (RSA), Clive Woodward (ENG)
1 - Wyn
Jones
2 - Malcolm
Marx
3 - Tadhg
Furlong
4 - Maro
Itoje
5 - Eben
Etzebeth
6 - Siya
Kolisi
7 - Michael
Hooper
8 - Ardie
Savea
9 - Antoine
Dupont
10 - Beauden
Barrett
11 - Makazole
Mapimpi
12 - Samu
Kerevi
13 - Lukhanyo
Am
14 - Will
Jordan
15 - Stuart
Hogg

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World Rugby Coach of the Year

Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service The Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service honours an individual, Union or group, male or female, who has given outstanding service to their country and contributed to the International Game in as many as possible of the following areas: Playing, Coaching, Management, Training, Administration, Media & Broadcast.
Jacques Laurans
(FRA) Winner

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World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year

World Rugby Coach of the Year As voted by the panel for this award: Maggie Alphonsi (ENG), Nick Mallett (RSA), Brian O’Driscoll (IRE), Clive Woodward (ENG)

Nominees: Allan Bunting/Cory Sweeney (New Zealand Women's Sevens), Ian Foster (New Zealand Men), Simon Middleton (England women), Dave Rennie (Australia Men)
Simon Middleton
(ENG) Winner

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International Rugby Players Men's Try of the Year

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World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year As voted by the panel for this award: Felipe Contepomi (ARG), Fiao'o Faamausili (NZL), Bryan Habana (RSA), Jamie Heaslip (IRE).

Nominees: Will Jordan (NZL), Andrew Kellaway (AUS), Louis Rees-Zammit (WAL), Marcus Smith (ENG)
Will Jordan
(NZL) Winner

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IRP Women's Try of the Year

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International Rugby Players Men's Try of the Year Voted on by fans from the four nominees shortlisted by the IRP panel: Conrad Smith (NZL, Chair), Rachel Burford (ENG), Thierry Dusautoir (FRA), Fiao'o Faamausili (NZL), Bryan Habana (RSA), Jamie Heaslip (IRE).

Tries nominated: Pierre-Louis Barassi (FRA) - July intls Australia v France, Damian Penaud (FRA) - Six Nations, Luke Jacobson (NZL)- Rugby Championship, Lukhanyo Am (RSA) - B&I Lions Tour

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World Rugby Referee Award

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International Rugby Players Women's Try of the Year Voted on by fans from the four nominees shortlisted by the IRP panel: Conrad Smith (NZL, Chair), Rachel Burford (ENG), Thierry Dusautoir (FRA), Fiao'o Faamausili (NZL), Bryan Habana (RSA), Jamie Heaslip (IRE).

Tries nominated: Emilie Boulard (FRA) - women's Six Nations ; Romane Menager (FRA) - Women's Six Nations ; Abby Dow (ENG) England v France ; Sara Barattin (ITA) - RWC 2021 Qualifiers

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World Rugby Referee Award This award honours distinguished long-term service to the game and refereeing.
Andrew Cole
(AUS) Winner
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