World Rugby Player Of The Year Nominees Revealed

New Zealand's wing Julian Savea runs to score a try  during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and France at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on October 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, NO USE IN LIVE MATCH TRACKING SERVICES, TO BE USED AS NON-SEQUENTIAL STILLS

World Rugby have announced a six man shortlist for the World Player of the Year award.

The list is dominated by World Cup finalists New Zealand and Australia. The All Blacks’ Dan Carter and Julien Savea make the list alongside the Australian back row duo of Michael Hooper and David Pocock. Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw and Wales’ Alun Wyn-Jones also make the list.

Of the six nominees, only Carter has previously won the award. Savea is hoping to also win the try of the year and is nominated twice on that list for his tries in the World Cup quarter final against France.

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