Personally, I would go with any try that Aphiwe Dyanti has scored in a Springbok jersey, but the judges in the International Rugby Players (IRP) Try of the Year 2018 awards see things differently.
It goes without saying that Beauden Barrett appears on the list, given that he wins just about every international rugby award there is. The 2016 and 2017 World Rugby Men’s XVs Player of the Year is in the running to become the first player to win the Try of the Year award twice.
He previously won it in 2013 for this try against France:
This year, the three players nominated alongside Barrett are All Black second-rower Brodie Retallick, Ireland No 8 CJ Stander, and Scotland wing Sean Maitland.
Let’s have a look:
The winner will be announced on 25 November at the #WorldRugbyAwards
Which try do you think should win it? pic.twitter.com/fPgNwl28uF
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) October 30, 2018
Decent efforts, but I’m still going with Aphiwe.
Here’s IRP Chief Executive Omar Hassanein:
“This year’s shortlist features some of the most exciting tries we’ve seen in years. The four tries from CJ Stander, Brodie Retallick, Beauden Barrett and Sean Maitland all feature some fine team efforts in the lead up. Whoever wins this award will do so in the knowledge that it is the collective achievement of many players – in essence, what the International Rugby Players as an organisation is all about.”
The winner to be announced at the World Rugby Awards in Monte Carlo on November 25.
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