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Irish Full-Back Nominated For World Rugby Breakthrough Player Of The Year

Irish Full-Back Nominated For World Rugby Breakthrough Player Of The Year
By Maurice Brosnan Updated

Aphiwe Dyantyi, Karl Tu'inukuafe and Jordan Larmour have been nominated for World Rugby's 2018 'Breakthrough Player of the Year' award.

The award is open to players who have played less than a year of senior international rugby. It is a deserved reward for Leinster full-back Larmour who broke into the Ireland team earlier this year during the Six Nations.

Larmour collected six caps for Ireland this year as well as winning a Pro14 and Champions Cup double with his province. The 21-year-old would become the fourth ever winner should he win the award.

Aphid Dyantyi was superb for South Africa this year, grabbing a try against England. Loosehead prop Tu'inukuafe forced his way into the New Zealand team last summer. He has already collected an impressive 10 caps.

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Former internationals Jamie Heaslip, Felipe Contepomi and Phaidra Knight are set to pick a winner who will receive the award on November 25 at the World Rugby Awards.

SEE ALSO: The Ireland Team Of Players NOT In The November Internationals Squad

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