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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

Jacques Burger (NAM)
Fiona Coghlan (IRE)
Thierry Dusautoir (FRA)
Richie McCaw (NZL)
Drew Mitchell (AUS)
Ugo Monye (ENG)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Blaine Scully (USA)
John Smit (RSA)

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

Fiona Coghlan (IRE)
Stephen Jones (The Sunday Times)
Cheryl McAfee (AUS)
Gaëlle Mignot (FRA)
Heather Moyse (CAN)
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

Jacques Burger (NAM)
Fiona Coghlan (IRE)
Thierry Dusautoir (FRA)
Drew Mitchell (AUS)
Richie McCaw (NZL)
Ugo Monye (ENG)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Blaine Scully (USA)
John Smit (RSA)

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

Fiona Coghlan (IRE)
Stephen Jones (The Sunday Times)
Cheryl McAfee (AUS)
Gaëlle Mignot (FRA)
Heather Moyse (CAN)
Jillion Potter (USA)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Karl Te Nana (NZL)
Danielle Waterman (ENG)

World Rugby Men's Breakthrough Player of the Year in partnership with Tudor

Jacques Burger (NAM)
Fiona Coghlan (IRE)
Thierry Dusautoir (FRA)
Drew Mitchell (AUS)
Richie McCaw (NZL)
Ugo Monye (ENG)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Blaine Scully (USA)
John Smit (RSA)

World Rugby Women's Breakthrough Player of the Year in partnership with Tudor

Fiona Coghlan (IRE)
Stephen Jones (The Sunday Times)
Cheryl McAfee (AUS)
Gaëlle Mignot (FRA)
Heather Moyse (CAN)
Jillion Potter (USA)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Karl Te Nana (NZL)
Danielle Waterman (ENG)

International Rugby Players Men's Try of the Year

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

International Rugby Players Women's Try of the Year

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

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

Gareth Rees (CAN)
Rikki Swannell (NZL)
Karl Te Nana (NZL)
Rob Vickerman (ENG)
Danielle Waterman (ENG)

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

Gareth Rees (CAN)
Rikki Swannell (NZL)
Karl Te Nana (NZL)
Philippa Tuttiett (WAL)
Rob Vickerman (ENG)
Danielle Waterman (ENG)

World Rugby Coach of the Year

Milton Haig (NZL)
Mario Ledesma (ARG)
Nick Mallett (RSA)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Danielle Waterman (ENG)

World Rugby Referee Award

Fifteens referee selection panel
Sevens referee selection panel 

Award for Character

Sir Bill Beaumont (World Rugby Chairman)
Bernard Laporte (World Rugby Vice-Chairman)
Alan Gilpin (World Rugby Chief Executive)
David Carrigy (World Rugby Chief International Relations and Participation Officer)

Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service

Sir Bill Beaumont (World Rugby Chairman)
Bernard Laporte (World Rugby Vice-Chairman)
Alan Gilpin (World Rugby Chief Executive)
David Carrigy (World Rugby Chief International Relations and Participation Officer)

International Rugby Players Special Merit

International Rugby Players representatives