Itoje & Farrell nominated for World Rugby award
England players Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje have been nominated for the World Rugby Player of the Year award.
All Blacks Rieko Ioane and Beauden Barrett, and Australia’s Israel Folau, are also on the shortlist.
England wing Lydia Thompson has been nominated for the Women’s Player of the Year award.
Thompson was part of the Red Roses side which came runners-up at the Women’s World Cup in Ireland.
Farrell and Itoje were rested by head coach Eddie Jones for England’s 21-8 autumn international win over Argentina on Sunday.
The awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, 26 November at the Salle des Etoiles, in Monte-Carlo.