Rugby fans miffed as Lions star misses out on nomination for World Player of the Year
Plenty rugby fans are annoyed that the British and Irish Lions star man from their tour to New Zealand has been overlooked for the World Player of the Year nominations.
Following a stellar year for international rugby, the shortlists for the ultimate accolade feature players who have excited and inspired fans around the world with their feats in 2017.
The nominees for World Rugby Men’s Player of the Year in association with Mastercard are: Beauden Barrett (New Zealand), Owen Farrell (England and British and Irish Lions), Israel Folau (Australia), Rieko Ioane (New Zealand) and Maro Itoje (England and Lions).
But fans flocked to social media to share their displeasure that the Lions players of the series, Jonathan Davies, wasn’t at least nominated for the award.
Jonathan Davies a bit unfortunate to miss out on this short list. https://t.co/dsg9wJ9vwq
— Simon Thomas (@simonrug) November 13, 2017
Thought Sean O’Brien and Jonathan Davies may have been nominated for world player of the year but still a very strong list all the same.
— Sean McMahon (@Sean_McMahon89) November 13, 2017
World Player of the Year nominations (Men) –
Jon Davies unlucky not to get on there.
— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) November 13, 2017
No Jon Davies?
— InterestedObserver (@IndecentJuice) November 13, 2017
Not BillyV – too injured this year. But Jonathan Davies very hard done-by https://t.co/Ti7w57DeGD
— owenslotTheTimes (@owenslot) November 13, 2017
No Jon Davies is an absolute shambles, to be honest.
— Josh Gardner (@joshgardner) November 13, 2017
— David Marsh (@daimarsh18) November 13, 2017
Where the shit is Jon fox Davies!
— john lynch (@lynchja73) November 13, 2017