World Rugby Awards

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The World Rugby Awards are given out annually by World Rugby (until November 2014, known as the International Rugby Board), the worldwide governing body for rugby union, for major achievement in the sport. They were first awarded in 2001. The International Rugby Players' Association also gives out two awards, for Try of the Year and Special Merit, as a part of the programme.


Note: Some of the awards for this year were presented before 19 November, when the International Rugby Board changed its name to the current World Rugby.












  • IRB International Player of the Year: Jonny Wilkinson  England
  • IRB International Team of the Year:  England
  • IRB International Coach of the Year: Sir Clive Woodward  England
  • IRB International U19 Player of the Year: Jean Baptiste Payras  France
  • IRB International U21 Player of the Year: Ben Atiga  New Zealand
  • IRB International Sevens Team of the Year:  New Zealand
  • IRB Spirit of Rugby Award: Michael & Linda Collinson  Swaziland
  • IRB Award for Distinguished Service: Bob Stuart  Australia
  • IRB Referee Distinguished Service Award: Derek Bevan  Wales
  • IRB International Women's Personality of the Year: Kathy Flores  United States
  • IRB Development Award: Tan Theany & Philippe Monnin
  • IRB Chairman's Award: Vernon Pugh  Wales



  • IRB Player of the Year: Keith Wood Ireland
  • IRB International Team of the Year:  Australia
  • IRB International Coach of the Year: Rod Macqueen  Australia
  • IRB International Young Player of the Year: Gavin Henson  Wales
  • IRB International Women's Player of the Year: Shelley Rae  England
  • IRB Referee Award for Distinguished Service: Ed Morrison  England
  • IRB Spirit of Rugby Award: Tim Grandadge  India
  • IRB Distinguished Service Award: Tom Kiernan (Ireland)
  • IRB Development Award: Jorge Brasceras  Uruguay
  • IRB Chairman's Awards: Kath McLean, Sir Terry McLean, Albert Ferrasse, John Eales

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