Reigning World Rugby Player of the Year Beauden Barrett has been nominated for the award once again. He's up against Owen Farrell, Israel Folau, Rieko Ioane and Maro Itoje. Kelly Brazier, Romane Menager, Safi N’Diaye, Lydia Thompson and Portia Woodman are up for the women's gong.

Martyn Thomas, Rugby Editor