Boks involved in RWC's 'Best Match Moment'

2015-11-02 11:00
Japan celebrate Karne Hesketh's winning try against South Africa (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Japan’s shock win over the Springboks has been voted as the Rugby World Cup’s ‘Best Match Moment’.

This was announced at a star-studded World Rugby Awards ceremony at Battersea Evolution in London on Sunday night.

With more than five million people engaged by this new award - a partnership between World Rugby and Facebook - the winner was Japan’s upset over the former champions on the opening weekend, with Karne Hesketh’s try securing a 34-32 win for the Brave Blossoms.

Other moments on the shortlist for the award was New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu (v England, RWC 1995), France (v New Zealand, RWC 1999) and England's Jonny Wilkinson (v Australia, RWC 2003).

Other award winners:

World Player of the Year - Dan Carter, New Zealand

World Team of the Year - New Zealand

World Coach of the Year - Michael Cheika, Australia

World Women's Player of the Year - Kendra Cocksedge, New Zealand

World Breakthrough Player of the Year - Nehe Milner-Skudder, New Zealand

World Sevens Player of the Year - Werner Kok, South Africa

World Women's Sevens Player of the Year - Portia Woodman, New Zealand

World Referee Award - Nigel Owens

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