Thursday, 31 October 2019 11:32

As the world looks ahead to what promises to be an exciting finale to Rugby World Cup 2019, the nominees for the World Rugby Team and Coach of the Year 2019 accolades have been revealed.

All four teams and their coaches that reached the Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-finals have all made the shortlists, along with host nation Japan who, under the guidance of Jamie Joseph, inspired a nation and captured hearts around the world on the way to a first ever quarter-final appearance.

The shortlists were selected by a panel comprising former international players Maggie Alphonsi, Brian O’Driscoll and Agustín Pichot, alongside former coaches Nick Mallett and Clive Woodward, the World Rugby Coach of the Year in 2003 after guiding England to Rugby World Cup glory in Sydney.

The winners will be announced at the World Rugby Awards at The Prince Park Tower in Tokyo, Japan, on 3 November.

 

Previous World Rugby Team of the Year Award winners: 

2018 – Ireland
2017 – New Zealand Women’s 15s
2016 – New Zealand 
2015 – New Zealand
2014 – New Zealand 
2013 – New Zealand 
2012 – New Zealand 
2011 – New Zealand 
2010 – New Zealand
2009 – South Africa 
2008 – New Zealand
2007 – South Africa 
2006 – New Zealand
2005 – New Zealand 
2004 – South Africa
2003 – England 
2002 – France
2001 – Australia

Previous World Rugby Coach of the Year Award winners: 

2018 – Joe Schmidt (Ireland)
2017 – Eddie Jones (England)
2016 – Steve Hansen (New Zealand)
2015 – Michael Cheika (Australia) 
2014 – Steve Hansen (New Zealand)
2013 – Steve Hansen (New Zealand)
2012 – Steve Hansen (New Zealand) 
2011 – Graham Henry (New Zealand)
2010 – Graham Henry (New Zealand)
2009 – Declan Kidney (Ireland)
2008 – Graham Henry (New Zealand)
2007 – Jake White (South Africa)
2006 – Graham Henry (New Zealand)
2005 – Graham Henry (New Zealand)
2004 – Jake White (South Africa)
2003 – Clive Woodward (England)
2002 – Bernard Laporte (France)
2001 – Rod Macqueen (Australia)