With the rugby season coming towards an end, talk has already turned to the world player of the year, with a number of candidates emerging during this summer’s Lions tour and Rugby Championship.
But who are the frontrunners as things stand? We’ve taken a look at five candidates for the prize.
#1. Siya Kolisi (South Africa)
Look up the meaning of the word ‘inspiration’ in a dictionary and there’s a reasonable chance you’ll encounter a picture of this guy.