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Sexton and O'Brien nominated for World awards

JONATHAN SEXTON and Sean O'Brien are the only two Ireland players nominated in a short list of 45 players from which the World XV of the Year and World Player of the Year will be chosen by fans from around the globe.

New Zealand has the most entries with 15 players, followed by Wales (8), South Africa (6), France (4), Argentina, Samoa (3), Australia, Ireland (2), England, Italy, Fiji (1).

Anyone can vote. All you need to do is go to www.ultimaterugby.com, download the mobile app and follow the voting instructions.