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.
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