Eben Etzebeth was the sole player from the Springboks to be honoured during World Rugby’s awards evening in Paris on Sunday night.
An Argentinian has been named as World Rugby’s Sevens Player of the Year for 2021.
All Black wing Will Jordan has been voted as World Rugby’s Breakthrough Player of the Year for 2021.
World Rugby has unveiled the winners in three of its awards categories including Try of the Year and Referee of the Year.
The selection of nominees for the 2021 World Rugby Awards was made after the Rugby Championship.
Two Springboks have been nominated for the men’s 15s try of the decade ahead of a special edition of the World Rugby Awards in 2020, with fans being invited to vote for their favourite try.
Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off a sensational season when he was named World Rugby Player of the Year, writes CLINTON VAN DER BERG.
The Springboks and coach Rassie Erasmus had their 2019 achievements recognised by being named Team and Coach of the Year at the World Rugby Awards on Sunday.
Pieter-Steph du Toit had his excellent season recognised as he was named Player of the Year for 2019 at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on Sunday.
All Blacks scrumhalf TJ Perenara’s try against Namibia was named as the best try of 2019 at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on Sunday.