PICTURES. The Princely Couple, present for the presentation of the World Rugby Awards in Monaco

Every year since 2001, the World Rugby Awards reward the world of rugby. The 2022 awards ceremony took place in the Principality.

For the first time since the pandemic, the World Rugby Awards were back in Monaco, in the Salle des Étoiles. This Sunday, November 20, the event designated the best of rugby on and off the field. In the presence of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, nine winners were chosen by the World Rugby Awards jury. The 10th winner, that of the IRP trial of the year, was chosen by the rugby community on social networks.

Among the winners, the Irishman Josh Van Der Flier, named Player of the Year, who succeeds Antoine Dupont. Among the women, Ruahei Demant, from New Zealand, won this award.

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It’s a family that finds itself, people from all over the world are there. For the players, it is very rewarding. It’s an opportunity to congratulate the best players, the best teams, the best players in their position and a whole host of other rewards “, commented Bernard Laporte, Vice-President of World Rugby, at the microphone of Monaco Info.

Player Bryan Habana, winner of the International Rugby Players Award of Merit. © Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation

For its part, the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation wished to “ particularly congratulate Bryan Habana, a rugby player from South Africa, for obtaining the “International Rugby Players Award of Merit” at this ceremony., from its Facebook and Instagram pages. The player takes part in particular in various charitable actions granted by the Princess Charlene Foundation and has worked in the associative world of rugby.

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