Beauden Barrett, Dane Coles Nominated For World Rugby Player Of The Year

Publish Date
Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 6:59AM
NZ Herald

NZ Herald

All Blacks Beauden Barrett and Dane Coles have been nominated for World Rugby's men's player of the year award.

The Hurricanes duo have a chance to extend New Zealand's dominance of the category to five years running after receiving the nod on their test form this year.

Three England players have been nominated with number eight Billy Vunipola and first five Owen Farrell up alongside breakthrough player of the year nominee Maro Itoje. Ireland vice-captain Jamie Heaslip is the other nominee.

An All Black has won player of the year for the past four years. Last year Dan Carter won player of the year for a record-equalling third time. Richie McCaw also won the award three times

Black Ferns captain Fiao o Fa amausili is one of three nominees for the women's award.

The winners will be named on Monday morning.