International Rugby
Trio in running for Young Player of the Year award
ESPN Staff
June 20, 2013

England No.8 Jack Clifford, Wales fly-half Sam Davies and New Zealand flanker Ardie Savea have been shortlisted for the International Rugby Board's Junior Player of the Year award.

A panel comprising commentators, official TV production team and analysts selected their top three players from every match across the opening four rounds of the latest battle for Junior World Championship title in France and a shortlist was then provided for the 12 coaches to vote on their top three players. The public now has the chance to vote and the result of that poll will be considered, along with the original votes, when finalising the winner who will be announced following Sunday's title-decider between England and Wales.

"The IRB Junior World Championship is all about building character through a strong team ethic and achieving success through solidarity, discipline, respect, passion and integrity and the class of 2013 have once again demonstrated that the future of our sport is in very good hands," said IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset.

Previous Winners:
2012 - IRB Junior Player of the Year: Jan Serfontein (South Africa)
2011 - IRB Junior Player of the Year: George Ford (England)
2010 - IRB Junior Player of the Year: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
2009 - IRB Junior Player of the Year: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
2008 - IRB Junior Player of the Year: Luke Braid (New Zealand)
2007 - IRB International Under 19 Player of the Year: Robert Fruean (New Zealand)
2006 - IRB International Under 19 Player of the Year: Josh Holmes (Australia)
2006 - IRB International Under 21 Player of the Year: Lionel Beauxis (France)
2005 - IRB International Under 19 Player of the Year: Isaia Toeava (New Zealand)
2005 - IRB International Under 21 Player of the Year: Tatafua Polota-Nau (Australia)
2004 - IRB International Under 19 Player of the Year: Jeremy Thrush (New Zealand)
2004 - IRB International Under 21 Player of the Year: Jerome Kaino (New Zealand)
2003 - IRB Under 19 Player of the Year: Jean Baptiste Payras (France)
2003 - IRB Under 21 Player of the Year: Ben Atiga (New Zealand)
2002 - IRB Under 19 Player of the Year: Luke McAlister (New Zealand)
2002 - IRB Under 21 Player of the Year: Pat Bernard (South Africa)
2001 - IRB Young Player of the Year: Gavin Henson (Wales)

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