World Rugby has unveiled the shortlists for the
Males’s and Ladies’s Sevens Gamers of the 12 months 2019 awards in
affiliation with HSBC, which shall be offered on the World Rugby
Awards at The Prince Park Tower in Tokyo, Japan, on three November.
A primary-time winner of every award is assured, though some
of the nominees aren’t any strangers to being nominated for the celebrated accolade with New Zealand captain Sarah Hirini and
Fiji playmaker Jerry Tuwai nominated for the fourth and third
occasions respectively. New Zealand’s Ruby Tui is the one different
participant on the 2 shortlists with a earlier nomination, again in
2017.
The nominees for the World Rugby Males’s Sevens Participant of
the 12 months 2019 in affiliation with HSBC are: Folau Niua (USA),
Stephen Tomasin (USA) and Jerry Tuwai (Fiji).
The nominees for the World Rugby Ladies’s Sevens
Participant of the 12 months 2019 in affiliation with HSBC are: Sarah Hirini
(New Zealand), Tyla Nathan-Wong (New Zealand) and Ruby Tui (New
Zealand).
Each shortlists have been chosen by a mixture of votes forged by
gamers (30 per cent) and an skilled panel (70 per cent) that includes
former sevens stars Humphrey Kayange, Jen Kish, Tiana Penitani,
Karl Tenana, Danielle Waterman and Marika Vunibaka.
WORLD RUGBY MEN’S
SEVENS PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
FOLAU NIUA (USA)
A
mainstay of the USA group, Folau Niua grew to become his nation’s
most-capped participant within the historical past of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens
Collection together with his 63rd event in Sydney in February. The
34-year-old playmaker, who can kick off each ft, was a key
issue within the USA’s dominant restart that was on the coronary heart of
their most profitable season ever, hitting an all-time excessive of 45
per cent. Niua featured within the USA’s profitable title defence in
Las Vegas and was named within the HSBC Dream Staff for the 2019
collection.

STEPHEN TOMASIN (USA)
The youngest of all six
nominees at 24, Tomasin (pictured) is an equally essential cog within the USA
Sevens group that have been the one ones to succeed in the Cup semi-finals
of all 10 occasions on the 2019 collection. A robust participant with a lot
of tempo, Tomasin can also be somebody who thrives on strain
conditions as he confirmed together with his match-winning strive with the final
play towards Australia at Twickenham. He scored 29 tries final
season, a determine bettered solely within the USA squad by speedster
Carlin Isles.
JERRY TUWAI (FIJI)
Fijian playmaker Jerry
Tuwai earns a nomination for the third yr operating after as soon as
once more carving open defences at will together with his imaginative and prescient and step,
profiting from his diminutive body to dart by gaps to
create alternatives for himself or these round him. He could no
longer have the captain’s armband however he’s nonetheless the heartbeat of
the Fijian aspect, serving to them win titles in Cape City, Hamilton,
Hong Kong, London and Paris and a 3rd collection title for himself.
The 30-year-old additionally featured within the HSBC Dream Staff for the third
yr in a row.
WORLD RUGBY WOMEN’S
SEVENS PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
SARAH
HIRINI (NEW ZEALAND)
The inspirational captain of the Black
Ferns Sevens for the final 5 years, Sarah Hirini led her group to
Cup titles in Glendale, Dubai and Sydney en path to profitable a
fifth HSBC World Rugby Sevens Collection title in 2019. The season
additionally noticed New Zealand equal their file of 37 wins in a row on the
collection and the 26-year-old change into the primary feminine to play in 200
matches on the worldwide circuit. Nominated for the fourth time in
six years, Hirini has a tireless work ethic which, mixed with
dogged defence and imaginative and prescient, permits her to unlock defence for
herself – as her 17 tries in 2019 exhibits – and others.
TYLA
NATHAN-WONG (NEW ZEALAND)
The highest factors scorer on the 2019
collection with 207, Tyla Nathan-Wong is a crucial piece within the success
story that’s the Black Ferns Sevens. As playmaker, the
25-year-old is blessed with the imaginative and prescient, the talent set and tempo to
give defending groups loads of complications as she confirmed along with her
two HSBC Participant of the Last accolades in Dubai – scoring two
tries towards Canada – and Langford. Nathan-Wong could have ended
the yr as the highest aim kicker with 79, however she additionally crossed for
11 tries as New Zealand confirmed their dominance to say a fifth
collection crown.
RUBY TUI (NEW ZEALAND)
A robust
runner and tireless employee on the breakdown, Ruby Tui is certainly one of
the primary names down on coach Allan Bunting’s group sheet and
somebody who by no means offers lower than 100 per cent for the Black Ferns
Sevens’ trigger. The 27-year-old, like her fellow nominees, was
named within the HSBC Dream Staff for the 2019 collection, having began
each match and scored 15 tries of their title-winning season. A
New Zealand group with out Tui in it’s not as scary a prospect for
groups, not just for her physicality however the way in which she evokes
others round her along with her performances.
World Rugby Chairman Sir Invoice Beaumont stated,
“These gamers are glorious position fashions for our sport and embody
the values and attributes that rugby sevens stands for, each on
and off the sphere of play. The talent and character that
they reveal has undoubtedly performed a component within the ongoing
success story of rugby sevens. Final season we noticed new information set
from a efficiency perspective, but additionally by way of fan
engagement with greater than 198 million views throughout our video
content material which we hope will encourage much more folks to take up
enjoying or supporting rugby sevens.”
These awards are two
of 12 classes of awards, together with the World Rugby Males’s and
Ladies’s 15s Gamers of the 12 months, World Rugby Staff of the 12 months,
World Rugby Breakthrough Participant of the 12 months and Award for
Character.
Earlier World Rugby Males’s Sevens Participant of the 12 months award
winners:2018 – Perry Baker (USA)2017 – Perry Baker
(USA)2016 – Seabelo Senatla (South Africa)2015 – Werner
Kok (South Africa)2014 – Samisoni Viriviri (Fiji)2013 –
Tim Mikkelson (New Zealand)2012 – Tomasi Cama (New Zealand)2011 – Cecil Afrika (South Africa)2010 – Mikaele Pesamino
(Samoa)2009 – Ollie Phillips (England)2008 – DJ Forbes
(New Zealand)2007 – Afeleke Pelenise (New Zealand)2006 –
Uale Mai (Samoa)2005 – Orene Ai’i (New Zealand)2004 –
Simon Amor (England)
Earlier World Rugby Ladies’s Sevens Participant of
the 12 months award winners:
2018 – Michaela Blyde (New Zealand)2017 – Michaela Blyde (New Zealand)2016 – Charlotte Caslick
(Australia)2015 – Portia Woodman (New Zealand)2014 –
Emilee Cherry (Australia)2013 – Kayla McAlister (New Zealand)

Rugby photos:
Photos from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Kong Sevens,

Photos from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,

Photos from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,

Photos from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Kong Sevens,

Photos of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,

Photos of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Video games Qualifier in Hong
Kong,

Photos of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,

Photos from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,

Photos of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,

Photos of Hong Kong Sevens 2013,
Photos
of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Photos of
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.

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