Friday 23 March 2018

Sean O'Brien nominated for Try of the Year - and here is how you can vote

Sean O'Brien of the British & Irish Lions goes over to score
Sean O'Brien of the British & Irish Lions goes over to score

Sean O'Brien's sensational try for the Lions against New Zealand has been shortlisted for the International Rugby Players' Association (IRPA) Try of the Year award.

There was a bit of magic to set pulses racing in Auckland during the Lions' 30-15 defeat to the All Blacks in June when Liam Williams started with the ball well inside his own 22 before Sean O’Brien crashed over the whitewash to score one of the greatest tries for the tourists.

O'Brien's score has been recognised alongside New Zealand winger Portia Woodman's effort in the Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final, Georgia scrum-half Gela Aprasidze's try in the World Rugby U20 Championship and Argentina full-back Joaquin Tuculet.

The four tries were selected by the IRPA Try of the Year panel of former players: Stefan Terblanche and Andries Pretorius of South Africa, Hale T-Pole of Tonga and Ireland's Isaac Boss.

The winner, though, will be determined by rugby fans on Twitter with the public vote beginning today and ending on 26 November with guests at the awards able to view and cast their votes before the accolade is presented later in the evening.

A specific voting poll is now live on World Rugby’s Twitter page ( where fans are encouraged to visit to cast their vote.


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