Pollard nominated for IRB award

Junior Springboks flyhalf and captain Handré Pollard has been named as one of four nominations for the 2014 IRB Junior Player of the Year award.

The winner is set to be announced following the Junior World Championship final at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday.

Finalists South Africa and England each have a player nominated in Pollard and wing Nathan Earle respectively, with Ireland centre Garry Ringrose and New Zealand wing Tevita Li completing the quartet of players.

The management of the 12 Junior World Championship teams voted on their top three players after each round with votes tallied to provide the shortlist of nominees.

The public now has the chance to vote on this shortlist on the official Facebook page www.facebook.com/irbjuniors. The results of the public poll will be considered, along with the original votes, when finalising the winner.

Also vote on the SARugbymag.co.za poll below.

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Simon Borchardt