After the IRB Player of the Year debacle (where good old BOD was robbed) it's nice that the IRB are gifting the great unwashed of the rugby world the chance to have their say on this relatively meaningless award. Whether this will descend into a purely partisan vote-fest with everyone voting for the player(s) from their own country I don't know, but as there are no Englishmen shortlisted at least some of us will be able to remain objective. Like me for example.
The runners and riders
As an admirer of Rob Kearney (and as an admirer of his skills with a rugby ball) I was so very tempted to vote for the brilliant try he scored for the Lions this summer. However when I saw Cedric Heyman's scintillating try against the All Blacks, the rugby lover in me looked beyond the wonder that is Rob Kearney and I realised that in my opinion there could only be one winner.
If you can't be bothered to click through to the IRB site then you can view Heyman's brilliant try here:
Winner winner chicken dinner
So do you agree that Heymans scored the try of the year? Not that it's really that important.
The closing date for entries is the 31st December and you can click here to visit the IRB site to view the tries and find out how to vote.