Two Boks nominated for top IRB award
SPRINGBOK fullback Willie le Roux and eighthman Duane Vermeulen were named among five candidates yesterday for the IRB World Rugby Player of the year. The other nominees were Irish flyhalf Jonathan Sexton, New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick and wing Julian Savea. The winner will be announced later this month. The IRB World Rugby Player of the Year is one of 12 categories of awards, including the World Rugby Coach of the Year, World Rugby Team of the Year, Women’s Player of the Year, Sevens Player of the Year, Women’s Sevens Player of the Year and Junior Player of the Year.