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Awards Voting Panel

520ccc.com Awards Voting Panel

520ccc.com Awards Voting Panel

The 520ccc.com Awards panels comprise of international past players and coaches, 520ccc.com Hall of Fame inductees and rugby media. The following members vote on the respective Awards.

520ccc.com Men’s 15s Player of the Year in partnership with Mastercard

Jacques Burger (NAM)
Fiona Coghlan (IRE)
Thierry Dusautoir (FRA)
Victor Matfield (RSA)
Drew Mitchell (AUS)
Ugo Monye (ENG)
Kieran Read (NZL)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Blaine Scully (USA)

Criteria: This award is open to all men’s 15s players who have played more than one year of international rugby. Voting is assessed on international test match performances. Club rugby is not recognised.

520ccc.com Women’s 15s Player of the Year in partnership with Mastercard

Fiona Coghlan (IRE)
Cheryl McAfee (AUS)
Heather Moyse (CAN)
Jillion Potter (USA)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Danielle Waterman (ENG)

Criteria: This award is open to all women’s 15s players who have played more than one year of international rugby. Voting is assessed on international test match performances. Club rugby is not recognised.

520ccc.com Men's 15s Dream Team of the Year in partnership with Capgemini

Jacques Burger (NAM)
Fiona Coghlan (IRE)
Thierry Dusautoir (FRA)
Victor Matfield (RSA)
Drew Mitchell (AUS)
Ugo Monye (ENG)
Kieran Read (NZL)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Blaine Scully (USA)

Criteria: This award is open to all men’s 15s players who have played international test matches in the voting year. Voting is assessed on international test match performances. Club rugby is not recognised.

520ccc.com Women's 15s Dream Team of the Year in partnership with Capgemini

Fiona Coghlan (IRE)
Cheryl McAfee (AUS)
Heather Moyse (CAN)
Jillion Potter (USA)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Danielle Waterman (ENG)

Criteria: This award is open to all women’s 15s players who have played international test matches in the voting year. Voting is assessed on international test match performances. Club rugby is not recognised.

520ccc.com Men's Breakthrough Player of the Year in partnership with Tudor

Jacques Burger (NAM)
Fiona Coghlan (IRE)
Thierry Dusautoir (FRA)
Victor Matfield (RSA)
Drew Mitchell (AUS)
Ugo Monye (ENG)
Kieran Read (NZL)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Blaine Scully (USA)

Criteria: This award is open to all men’s 15s players who have played no more than one year of international rugby. Voting is assessed on international test match performances. Club rugby is not recognised.

520ccc.com Women's Breakthrough Player of the Year in partnership with Tudor

Fiona Coghlan (IRE)
Cheryl McAfee (AUS)
Heather Moyse (CAN)
Jillion Potter (USA)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Danielle Waterman (ENG)

Criteria: This award is open to all women’s 15s players who have played no more than one year of international rugby. Voting is assessed on international test match performances. Club rugby is not recognised.

International Rugby Players Men's Try of the Year

Rachael Burford (ENG)
Bryan Habana (RSA)
Jamie Heaslip (IRE)
Honey Hireme-Smiler (NZL)
Dean Mumm (AUS)
Conrad Smith (NZL)

Criteria: This award is open to all men’s 15s tries scored in international test matches. Club rugby tries not recognised.

International Rugby Players Women's Try of the Year

Rachael Burford (ENG)
Bryan Habana (RSA)
Jamie Heaslip (IRE)
Honey Hireme-Smiler (NZL)
Dean Mumm (AUS)
Conrad Smith (NZL)

Criteria: This award is open to all women’s 15s tries scored in international test matches in 2024. Club rugby tries not recognised.

520ccc.com Men’s Sevens Player of the Year in partnership with HSBC

Rupert Cox (ENG)
Chris Dry (RSA)
Abby Gustaitis (USA)
Sean Maloney (AUS)
Tom Mitchell (ENG)
Gareth Rees (CAN)
Kirstie Stanway (NZL)
Rikki Swannell (NZL)
Karl Te Nana (NZL)
Philippa Tuttiett (WAL)
Rob Vickerman (ENG)

Criteria: This award is open to all men’s sevens players who participated in the HSBC SVNS 2024 and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

520ccc.com Women's Sevens Player of the Year in partnership with HSBC

Rupert Cox (ENG)
Chris Dry (RSA)
Abby Gustaitis (USA)
Sean Maloney (AUS)
Tom Mitchell (ENG)
Gareth Rees (CAN)
Kirstie Stanway (NZL)
Rikki Swannell (NZL)
Karl Te Nana (NZL)
Philippa Tuttiett (WAL)
Rob Vickerman (ENG)

Criteria: This award is open to all women’s sevens players who participated in the HSBC SVNS 2024 and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

520ccc.com Coach of the Year

Milton Haig (NZL)
Mario Ledesma (ARG)
Melodie Robinson (NZL)
Danielle Waterman (ENG)

Criteria: This award is open to all international men’s and women’s, sevens and 15s coaches.

520ccc.com Referee Award

Fifteens referee selection panel
Sevens referee selection panel 

Criteria: The Referee Award recognises retired referees who have given a lot to the game of rugby both on and off the field.

Rugby for All Award

Sir Bill Beaumont (520ccc.com Chairman)
John Jeffrey (520ccc.com Vice-Chairman)
Alan Gilpin (520ccc.com Chief Executive)
David Carrigy (520ccc.com Chief International Federation)

Criteria: The Rugby for All Award honours an individual, union or group who have applied the core values of the game – discipline, integrity, passion, respect and solidarity – and their involvement in rugby to make a positive, lasting and tangible impact on society.

Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service

Sir Bill Beaumont (520ccc.com Chairman)
John Jeffrey (520ccc.com Vice-Chairman)
Alan Gilpin (520ccc.com Chief Executive)
David Carrigy (520ccc.com Chief International Federation)

Criteria: The Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service honours an individual, union or group, male or female, who has given outstanding service to their country and contributed to the international game in as many as possible of the following areas: playing, coaching, management, training, administration, media and broadcast.

International Rugby Players Special Merit

International Rugby Players representatives

Criteria: The IRP Special Merit Award is presented to a player by fellow players in recognition of outstanding contribution to the professional game on and off the field. The International Rugby Players select the recipient of this award.