Cape Town - The contenders for the International Rugby Players (IRP) Try of the
Year 2018 have been revealed, with the winner to be announced at the
World Rugby Awards in Monte Carlo on Sunday, November 25.
According to the World Rugby website, two of the tries shortlisted began with turnovers deep in their
team’s own half with New Zealand second-rower Brodie Retallick and
flyhalf Beauden Barrett the finishers, with the others scored by
Ireland No 8 CJ Stander and Scotland wing Sean Maitland.
Barrett, the 2016 and 2017 World Rugby Men’s XVs Player of the Year,
is bidding to become the first player to win the Try of the Year award
twice after receiving it in 2013 for his try against France.
The four tries were selected by the IRP Try of the Year panel of
former players: New Zealand’s Melodie Robinson, Ireland’s Ronan O’Gara,
Italy’s Marco Bortolami and Wales’ Shane Williams.
This new-look panel will select the winner of the 2018 award.