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World Rugby Awards: Eire’s Josh van der Flier named males’s Participant of 12 months, England’s Abby Dow wins girls’s Attempt of the 12 months | Rugby Union Information

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Josh van der Flier follows within the footsteps of Keith Wooden and Johnny Sexton to be named as World Rugby Males’s 15s Participant of the 12 months

Eire’s Josh van der Flier was named as World Rugby Males’s 15s Participant of the 12 months on Sunday night time with England’s Abby Dow securing the World Rugby Ladies’s Attempt of the 12 months on the 2022 World Rugby Awards.

Van der Flier got here out on prime of a robust record of nominees for the distinguished males’s award, a listing that included his team-mate and captain Johnny Sexton.

Former winner Antoine Dupont was additionally nominated alongside South Africa’s Lukhanyo Am.

Van der Flier and Sexton had been a part of the Irish staff that claimed a historic sequence win towards the All Blacks in New Zealand. This autumn, the aspect has produced a clear sweep of victories over South Africa, Fiji and Australia.

The person award for Van der Flier provides to the 2022 EPCR European Participant of the 12 months award he gained earlier this yr.

“I have been extremely lucky to have nice team-mates and coaches which have actually pushed me on. As nicely, my spouse and my household have supported me an enormous quantity,” Van der Flier stated.

“I am fortunate to have some very skilled and top-quality gamers in our staff and in my place as nicely, each in Eire and at Leinster.

“I’ve all the time felt that I’ve wanted to have been enjoying at my finest the entire time in any other case I would not be enjoying and that is actually pushed me on.”

15. Freddie Steward (England), 14. Will Jordan (New Zealand), 13. Lukhanyo Am (South Africa), 12. Damian de Allende (South Africa), 11. Marika Koroibete (Australia), 10. Johnny Sexton (Eire ), 9. Antoine Dupont (France), 1. Ellis Genge (England) 2. Malcolm Marx (South Africa) 3. Tadhg Furlong (Eire) 4. Tadhg Beirne (Eire) 5. Sam Whitelock (New Zealand) 6. Pablo Matera (Argentina) 7. Josh van der Flier (Eire) 8. Gregory Alldritt (France).

Eire’s head coach Andy Farrell was on the record of nominees for the World Rugby Coach of the yr however missed out on the award to Wayne Smith, the Black Ferns’ World Cup-winning head coach.

Smith led the Black Ferns to a sixth Rugby World Cup triumph and first on residence soil, beating England within the remaining. He duly turned the primary man to win each the female and male World Cup competitions as a coach.

New Zealand co-captain Ruahei Demant was named because the World Rugby Ladies’s 15s Participant of the 12 months 2022 and Demant is somebody Smith referred to as “the most effective leaders I’ve ever had in a staff”.

Eire’s Terry Kennedy took residence the award for World Rugby Males’s Sevens Participant of the 12 months.

Kennedy scored 50 tries in the course of the 2022 World Rugby Sevens Sequence and signed off from a exceptional sevens profession by serving to his Eire to victory within the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 bronze remaining.

Van der Flier: Group success on the World Cup is what you need on the finish of the day

Van der Flier, 29, began all 11 of his nation’s Exams in 2022, scoring 4 tries, as they claimed a Six Nations Triple Crown, clinched a historic tour success in New Zealand, defeated world champions South Africa and took prime spot within the international rankings.

He shared a desk with ex-Springboks star Bryan Habana and former All Blacks duo Dan Carter and Conrad Smith on the awards ceremony in Monaco, an expertise which has fueled his starvation.

“Though I knew I used to be nominated, actually it hasn’t actually sunk in, however (I am) feeling very honoured,” he stated of the award, in response to the Irish Rugby Soccer Union web site.

“I used to be sitting at a desk with the likes of Dan Carter, Bryan Habana, Conrad Smith, all these greats of the sport.

“Chatting to them, it undoubtedly drives you on to type of not make it a once-off season that goes very well. You have a look at the legends of the sport like them which have performed to that prime stage for 15 years or so.

Van der Flier scored the opening try as Ireland beat South Africa earlier this month

Van der Flier scored the opening attempt as Eire beat South Africa earlier this month

“So, that is actually going to drive me on. Little question the way in which we have been pushed by the coaches in Eire to carry out and to try to enhance, I feel you’ve got most likely seen that within the particular person performances in addition to the staff efficiency.”

Van Der Flier, who gained his forty fifth worldwide cap in Saturday’s 13-10 win over Australia, has ambitions of emulating the achievements of Habana, Carter and Smith by lifting the Webb Ellis Cup with Eire subsequent yr.

“Group success is what you need on the finish of the day,” stated the Leinster openside.

“I am very grateful for the staff that I have been lucky to be part of and the way nicely we have accomplished this yr.

“They confirmed a highlights reel for the nominees, all my tries had been arrange by another person or they had been maul tries the place everybody else did all the opposite work and I simply put the ball down.

“It has been a type of seasons the place I’ve received on the top of some, the bounce of the ball went my means.

“It was fairly cool to be even nominated alongside Lukhanyo, Antoine and Johnny as nicely. It was a really particular second to be introduced because the winner.”

Dow wins Ladies’s World Rugby Attempt of 12 months

Abby Dow was also named as part of the World Rugby Women’s 15s Dream Team of the Year

Abby Dow was additionally named as a part of the World Rugby Ladies’s 15s Dream Group of the 12 months

England’s Dow gained the World Rugby Worldwide Rugby Gamers Ladies’s Attempt of the 12 months for a surprising English effort that began from behind their very own attempt line towards Canada.

“I simply need to ship out all my because of World Rugby and to England for having the ability to help me and the staff so we will put out performances like that,” she stated on the awards ceremony.

“It was end-to-end rugby; it got here from the forwards to the backs, and everybody simply did their jobs to one of the best of their skills. It was unbelievable.

“The entire of England has been behind us, we felt it earlier than we went (to the World Cup) and we felt it since we have been again. It has been unbelievable to be part of it.”

Dow was additionally one in all six Crimson Roses to be included within the World Rugby Ladies’s 15s Dream Group of the 12 months.

15. Abby Dow (England), 14. Portia Woodman (New Zealand), 13. Emily Scarratt (England), 12. Theresa Fitzpatrick (New Zealand), 11. Ruby Tui (New Zealand), 10. Ruahei Demant (New Zealand ), 9. Laure Sansus (France), 1. Hope Rogers (USA) 2. Emily Tuttosi (Canada) 3. Sarah Bern (England) 4. Abbie Ward (England) 5. Madoussou Fall (France) 6. Alex Matthews ( England) 7. Marlie Packer (England) 8. Sophie de Goede (Canada).

Ruby Tui was named as World Rugby Ladies’s 15s Breakthrough Participant of the 12 months.

Tui additionally obtained a brand new Rugby World Cup winners’ medal on the awards ceremony in Monaco, after giving her personal away to a younger fan who had recovered from Leukemia the day of the World Cup remaining.

“It is superb to be right here, it is a whirlwind,” Tui stated on the awards. “I am so pleased with New Zealand. It is such an honor to win this award, at 27-and-a-half years previous, I feel I’ve set the report for oldest rookie in 15s, however hey I am going to take en.”

Italy’s Ange Capuozzo, who famously made an end-to-end break to make sure the Azzurri ended their 36-match shedding run within the Six Nations and scored twice towards Australia this autumn was named as the lads’s 15s breakthrough participant.

2022 World Rugby Awards Winners

  • Ruby Tui (New Zealand) – World Rugby Ladies’s 15s Breakthrough Participant of the 12 months
  • Ange Capuozzo (Italy) – World Rugby Males’s 15s Breakthrough Participant of the 12 months
  • Wayne Smith, New Zealand Ladies’s 15s – World Rugby Coach of the 12 months
  • Phases Henning (South Africa) – World Rugby Referee Award
  • Dr Farah Palmer (New Zealand) – Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service
  • Bryan Habana (South Africa) – Worldwide Rugby Gamers Particular Advantage Award
  • Abby Dow (England vs Canada) – Worldwide Rugby Gamers Ladies’s Attempt of the 12 months
  • Rodrigo Fernandez (Chile vs US) – Worldwide Rugby Gamers Males’s Attempt of the 12 months
  • Charlotte Caslick (Australia) – World Rugby Ladies’s Sevens Participant of the 12 months
  • Terry Kennedy (Eire) – World Rugby Males’s Sevens Participant of the 12 months
  • Josh van der Flier (Eire) – World Rugby Males’s 15s Participant of the 12 months
  • Ruahei Demant (New Zealand) – World Rugby Ladies’s 15s Participant of the 12 months

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