If the rugby awards hadn’t been cancelled, who would’ve won?

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If the rugby awards hadn’t been cancelled, who would’ve won?

It’s been decided not enough Test rugby has been played this year to warrant the annual World Rugby ceremony

Sports reporter

Around this time each year, World Rugby readies itself to announce the standout players players, coaches and teams of the year.

This year, however, the sport will not be celebrating its top performers; instead they will throw their weight behind naming a player of the decade, which looks likely to be determined, dubiously I’d say, by public vote.

This year has been wrecked by the pandemic, and it was decided not enough Test rugby had been played to warrant naming a player of the year. It would also have required much ingenuity and persuasion to try to organise a gala dinner with 100s of attendees from across the globe...

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