World Rugby U20 Championship Player of the tournament shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the World Rugby U20 Championship Player of the Tournament has been announced.

Four players are shortlisted for the award, which was formerly known as the IRB Junior World Player of the Year.

England’s James Chisholm, a former captain of Brighton College 1st XV and current Harlequins Academy player, is shortlisted. The number 8 has put in a number of barnstorming performances through the tournament, especially in England’s stunning defeat of South Africa in the semi finals.

Also shortlisted are the New Zealand pair of number 8 Akira Ioane and flying left winger Tevita Li, both of whom have been instrumental to New Zealand’s campaign thus far, and both have extensive Super 15 experience. Li also became New Zealand’s record try scorer at the U20s Championship in their semi final mauling of France, quite an achievement given the players who have gone before him and the sheer number of titles that the Baby Blacks have won.

The final shortlisted player is Australia’s Jonah Placid a full back of prodigious talent. The Wallabies will be playing Wales in the 5th place final on Saturday, having beaten Scotland in their semi final after finishing behind South Africa in their pool.

To vote for the World Rugby U20 Championship Player of the Tournament, just follow the link below where James Chisholm, Akira Ioane, Tevita Li, and Jonah Placid are all listed and hoping for votes.

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