Four Kiwi rugby players in Teams of the Year

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A total of 4 New Zealand rugby players have been included in World Rugby’s teams of the year.

Three All Blacks made World Rugby’s Men’s team of the year, while just one Black Fern made the women’s team.

Number eight Ardie Savea, first five Beauden Barrett and wing Will Jordan were part of the team which was announced as a part of this week’s World Rugby Awards.

Five Springboks have been selected and two from Australia.

Meanwhile centre Stacey Fluhler is the only New Zealander in the women’s fifteen which includes six players from France and five from England.

Men’s team of the year:

15 Stuart Hogg (Scotland), 14 Will Jordan (New Zealand), 13 Lukhanyo Am (South Africa), 12 Samu Kerevi (Australia), 11 Makazole Mapimpi (South Africa), 10 Beauden Barrett (New Zealand), 9 Antoine Dupont (France), 8 Ardie Savea (New Zealand), 7 Michael Hooper (Australia), 6 Siya Kolisi (South Africa), 5 Eben Etzebeth (South Africa), 4 Maro Itoje (England), 3 Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), 2 Malcolm Marx (South Africa), 1 Wyn Jones (Wales).

Women’s team of the year:

15 Jasmine Joyce (Wales), 14 Caroline Boujard (France), 13 Stacey Fluhler (New Zealand), 12 Beatrice Rigoni (Italy), 11 Abby Dow (England), 10 Caroline Drouin (France), 9 Laure Sansus (France), 8 Poppy Cleall (England), 7 Karen Paquin (Canada), 6 Zoe Aldcroft (England), 5 Abbie Ward (England), 4 Safi N’Diaye (France), 3 Sarah Bern (England), 2 Agathe Sochat (France), 1 Annaëlle Deshayes (France).

Yesterday Will Jordan was named Breakthrough player of the year.

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