Vote: Who Do You Think Should Win World Rugby Player Of The Year?


World Rugby this week revealed a six-man shortlist for World Player Of The Year.

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Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip is among the nominees for the prestigious award and is joined by Beauden Barrett (New Zealand), Dane Coles (New Zealand), Owen Farrell (England) Maro Itoje (England) and Billy Vunipola (England) who all make the cut.

The Ireland vice-captain is the oldest – he turns 33 next month – and most capped of the six nominees, having reached 94 tests for Ireland and the Lions in what is his tenth season as an international player.


It’s the second time Heaslip has been nominated in his career having made the shortlist in 2009 only to be beaten by New Zealand’s Richie McCaw. The awards will be presented on 13 November.

Who do you think deserves to win the prestigious award?