28 Oct 2015

Sport: Tonga's Fetu'u Vainikolo up for award

12:19 pm on 28 October 2015

Tongan winger Fetu'u Vainikolo is a finalist for the International Rugby Players' Association Try of the Year award.

The 30 year old is the 'Ikale Tahi's all time leading try scorer.

His effort against the USA during the Pacific Nations Cup started inside the Tongan 22, with Vainikolo collecting a Kurt Morath cross-kick and shrugging off four players to help his team to victory.

Tongan wing Fetu'u Vainikolo.

Tongan wing Fetu'u Vainikolo. Photo: AFP

All Blacks winger Julian Savea has two tries on the shortlist, with French prop Vincent Debaty, Welsh flanker Justin Tipuric and Japan full-back Ayumu Goromaru also in contention.

The winner will be determined by guests at the World Rugby Awards in London this weekend.