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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.

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