Cape Town - The contenders for the International Rugby Players’ Association
(IRPA) Try of the Year 2017 have been revealed, with the winner to be
announced at the World Rugby Awards in Monte Carlo on November 26.
According to the World Rugby website, two solo tries are shortlisted with New Zealand wing Portia
Woodman’s score in the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 semi-final and
Georgia scrumhalf Gela Aprasidze’s effort in the World Rugby Under-20
Championship joined by tries finished off by Argentina fullback Joaquin
Tuculet and British and Irish Lions flank Sean O’Brien.
The four tries were selected by the IRPA Try of the Year panel of
former players: Stefan Terblanche and Andries Pretorius of South Africa,
Hale T-Pole of Tonga and Ireland’s Isaac Boss.
The winner, though, will be determined by rugby fans on Twitter with
the public vote, ending on November 26 with guests at
the awards able to view and cast their votes before the accolade is
presented later in the evening.
A specific voting poll is now live on World Rugby’s Twitter page which fans are encouraged to visit to cast their vote.