Fo­lau on short­list

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AUS­TRALIA full­back Is­rael Fo­lau has been nom­i­nated for World Rugby’s Player of the Year award. Fo­lau was on course to break the all-time Test try-scor­ing record had he not opted to take a break from the game this year. The 28-year-old, the sole Aus­tralian on the list, was top scorer in this sea­son’s Rugby Cham­pi­onship. All Blacks pair Beau­den Bar­rett and Rieko Ioane have also been nom­i­nated, along with Eng­land’s Owen Far­rell and Maro Itoje.

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