Savea up for try of the year award

12:10 pm on 29 October 2015

The contenders for the International Rugby Players' Association (IRPA) Try of the Year have been revealed by World Rugby, with All Blacks winger Julian Savea appearing twice.

All Black winger Julian Savea scores against France RWC2015.

All Black winger Julian Savea scores against France RWC2015. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The other try-scorers on the short list are French prop Vincent Debaty, Welsh flanker Justin Tipuric, Tonga winger Fetu'u Vainikolo and Japan full-back Ayumu Goromaru.

The six tries were selected by the IRPA Try of Year panel of former players in Ireland's Shane Horgan, All Black Christian Cullen, Serge Betsen of France and South Africa's Stefan Terblanche.

Savea's two tries both came against France in the World Cup quarter-finals and were contrasting in style, the first running onto a offload from Daniel Carter and the second as he charged through three defenders to touch down.

All Black Brodie Retallick urges teammate Julian Savea to the scoreline during the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France on 17 October 2015.

All Black Brodie Retallick urges teammate Julian Savea to the scoreline during the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France on 17 October 2015. Photo: SUPPLIED

The winner to be announced at the World Rugby Awards next week.

Nehe Milner-Skudder has been short-listed for the Breakthrough Player of the Year award.

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