World Rugby confirmed the winners of the World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 Awards. Awards that recognize and celebrate players and teams who excelled at the highest level in the reduced play season.
The World Rugby Sevens Series Awards panel, comprised of former international sevens players and tour commentators, voted and supporters gave their input in determining the nominees and winners in this year’s six men’s and women’s categories. In addition, the trophies were presented to the male and female champions of the World Rugby Sevens Series 2020, in both cases New Zealand.
He male dream team, with the best seven players, was composed of Scott Curry (New Zealand), Tavite Veredamu (France), JC Pretorius (South Africa), Napolioni Bolaca (Fiji), Jordan Conroy (Ireland), Aminiasi Tuimaba (Fiji) and Selvyn Davids ( South Africa). On the f sideemenino the best team It is made up of Brittany Benn (Canada), Sharni Williams (Australia), Ruby Tui (New Zealand), Stacey Fluhler (New Zealand), Ghislaine Landry (Canada), Tyla Nathan-Wong (New Zealand), Kristi Kirshe (USA).
The panel, along with UL executive Mike Galeski, chose a list of nominees from the winners of the UL Mark of the Excellence Award (UL Award of Excellence) during the 2020 season. Among men the winner was Dan Norton (England) for being the first player out of sevens to support 350 tries in the World Rugby Sevens Series, a mark he reached in the tournament played in Sydney. Among women, the winner was Tyla nathan-wong (New Zealand) who became the first player of the Blacks Ferns 7’s – and second in history – to reach a thousand points, also in the Sydney seven.
The award “Play under pressure”The Fijian took it Napolioni Bolaca for the try in the Sydney Sevens final against South Africa, while the French Lina guerin took the award for his try against New Zealand in the Sydney semi-finals. Another striking award was the one that analyzes the teams throughout the series and that they were able to improve throughout the season. There he stood out in the male branch Ireland and among the women the Fijians won.
The awards to scorers they stayed for Jordan Conroy (Ireland) and Stacey Fluhler (New Zealand). Finally, there was an award for “Impact PlayerWhich was based on contact, runs, breaks and tackles. There the winners were the French Tavite Veredamu and Stacey Fluhler kiwifruit.