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World Rugby Awards

Awards Voting Panel

World Rugby Awards Voting Panel

World Rugby Awards Voting Panel

The World Rugby Awards panels comprise of international past players and coaches, World Rugby Hall of Fame inductees and rugby media. The following members vote on the respective Awards.

World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year in partnership with Mastercard

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)

World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year in partnership with Mastercard

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)

World Rugby Men's 15s Dream Team of the Year in partnership with Capgemini

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)

World Rugby Women's 15s Dream Team of the Year in partnership with Capgemini

Liza Burgess (WAL)
Lynne Cantwell (IRE)
Fiona Coghlan (IRE)
Stephen Jones (ENG)
Gaelle Mignot (FRA)
Jillion Potter (USA)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Karl Te Nana (NZL)
Danielle Waterman (ENG)

World Rugby Coach of the Year

Maggie Alphonsi (ENG)
Nick Mallett (RSA)
Brian O’Driscoll (IRE)
Clive Woodward (ENG)

World Rugby Referee Award

Head of Match officials
High Performance Sevens Referee Manager
Chairman High Performance Rugby Committee
Chairman Professional Game Committee 

International Rugby Players Try of the Year

Conrad Smith (NZL, Chair)
Rachel Burford (ENG)
Thierry Dusautoir (FRA)
Fiao'o Faamausili (NZL)
Bryan Habana (RSA)
Jamie Heaslip (IRE)

World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year in partnership with Tudor

Felipe Contepomi (ARG)
Fiao'o Faamausili (NZL)
Bryan Habana (RSA)
Jamie Heaslip (IRE)

World Rugby Women's Sevens Player of the Year in partnership with HSBC

Humphrey Kayange (KEN)
Tiana Penitani (AUS)
Karl Te Nana (NZL)
Marika Vunibaka (FIJ)
Danielle Waterman (ENG)

World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year in partnership with HSBC

Humphrey Kayange (KEN)
Tiana Penitani (AUS)
Karl Te Nana (NZL)
Marika Vunibaka (FIJ)
Danielle Waterman (ENG)

Award for Character

Bill Beaumont (World Rugby Chairman)
David Carrigy (World Rugby Head of Development and International Relations)
Alan Gilpin (World Rugby Chief Executive)

Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service

Bill Beaumont (World Rugby Chairman)
David Carrigy (World Rugby Head of Development and International Relations)
Alan Gilpin (World Rugby Chief Executive)

International Rugby Players Special Merit

International Rugby Players representatives