The Wallabies who can make world rugby history

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Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper and prima centre Samu Kerevi volition anticipation to make past arsenic World Rugby announces its men's 15s subordinate of the twelvemonth grant time (AEDT).

Hooper and Kerevi are up against France halfback Antoine Dupont and England fastener Maro Itoje for the prestigious gong, which has been handed retired since 2001.

In that clip 13 Wallabies person been shortlisted but an Australian subordinate is yet to triumph the grant - which volition beryllium decided by a instrumentality ballot for the archetypal time.

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Hooper and Kerevi were the lone 2 Wallabies to beryllium picked successful World Rugby's imagination squad for 2021.

That squad included 5 Springboks, 3 All Blacks and 1 subordinate apiece from England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Hooper enjoyed career-best signifier aft returning refreshed from a stint successful Japan, portion Kerevi transformed Australia's backline successful the Rugby Championship.

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Two different Wallabies finalists person already missed retired connected large prizes arsenic World Rugby staggers its announcements passim the week.

Dave Rennie was beaten by England's Simon Middleton, who created past by becoming the archetypal manager of a women's squad to triumph that award.

The England women completed a 2nd consecutive calendar twelvemonth unbeaten and are riding a winning streak of 18 Tests.

Meanwhile, Wallabies extracurricular backmost Andrew Kellaway missed retired to All Blacks speedster Will Jordan successful the breakthrough subordinate of the twelvemonth award.

Jordan scored a grounds 15 tries successful 11 Tests this year.

France dominated the women's imagination squad for 2021.

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