The World Rugby Awards 2017 was an amazing night of rugby celebration in magnificent Monaco. The world of rugby reflected on the year’s highlights and recognise the achievements that made 2017 so memorable for the global game.

Under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco, the World Rugby Awards 2017 announced the following winners.

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World Rugby Men’s Player of the Year in association with Mastercard –  Beauden Barrett, New Zealand

World Rugby Women’s Player of the Year in association with Mastercard –  Portia Woodman, New Zealand

World Rugby Team of the Year  – New Zealand Women's 15s

World Rugby Coach of the Year  – Eddie Jones, England

World Rugby Referee Award  –  Joy Neville, Ireland

IRPA Try of the Year  –  Joaquin Tuculet, Argentina

World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year in association with Tudor – Rieko Ioane, New Zealand

World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year in association with HSBC – Perry Baker, USA

World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year in association with HSBC – Michaella Blyde, New Zealand

IRPA Special Merit Award  – Rachael Burford, England and Richie McCaw, New Zealand

Award for Character - Eduardo "Coco" Oderigo, Argentina

Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service – Marcel Martin, France