World Rugby Junior Player of the Year

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The World Rugby Junior Player of the Year is an accolade awarded annually by the World Rugby. It is awarded to the player of the tournament in that year's World Rugby Under 20 Championship. It replaces the now defunct U21 Player of the Year and the U19 Player of the Year. From 2008 until 2013, it was the IRB Junior Player of the Year. Since 2014, following the International Rugby Board becoming World Rugby, the award has been titled the World Rugby Junior Player of the Year.

List of Winners and Nominees[edit]

Year Winner Other nominees Ref
2008 Luke Braid ( New Zealand)
2009 Aaron Cruden ( New Zealand) New Zealand Winston Stanley
England Carl Fearns
Australia Richard Kingi
2010 Julian Savea ( New Zealand) New Zealand Tyler Bleyendaal
Australia Robbie Coleman
Argentina Ignacio Rodriguez Muedra
2011 George Ford ( England) New Zealand Luke Whitelock
New Zealand Sam Cane
2012 Jan Serfontein ( South Africa) Ireland JJ Hanrahan
South Africa Shaun Adendorff
2013 Sam Davies ( Wales) New Zealand Ardie Savea
England Jack Clifford
2014 Handré Pollard ( South Africa) Ireland Garry Ringrose
New Zealand Tevita Li
England Nathan Earle
2015 James Chisholm ( England) New Zealand Akira Ioane
New Zealand Tevita Li
Australia Jonah Placid
2016 Max Deegan ( Ireland) England Harry Mallinder
New Zealand Shaun Stevenson
Japan Ataata Moeakiola
South Africa Curwin Bosch
2017 Juarno Augustus ( South Africa) England Zach Mercer
New Zealand Will Jordan
New Zealand Tiaan Falcon
England Gabriel Ibitoye

Other IRB Awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Cruden named IRB Junior Player of the Year". IRB. 21 June 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Savea named IRB Junior Player of the Year". IRB. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pollard named Junior World Player of the Year". ESPN Scrum. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 

External links[edit]