Josh van der Flier named World Player of the Year

Ireland’s Josh van der Flier has been named World Rugby Player of the Year at the World Rugby Awards in Monaco on Sunday. 

Van der Flier was named the World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year 2022, the third Irish winner after Keith Wood (2001) and Johnny Sexton (2018). He received the award ahead of three other nominees in Lukhanyo Am (South Africa), Antoine Dupont (France) and Johnny Sexton (Ireland). 

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