France wins first two World Rugby Awards 2021 – .

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France wins first two World Rugby Awards 2021 – .


The winner of the International Rugby Players’ Try-on of the Year award has been revealed.
Damian Penaud’s try for France against Scotland (March 26) in this year’s Six Nations won the fan vote.

The other nominees for the award were Lukhanyo Am (South Africa A, v British and Irish Lions on July 14), Pierre-Louis Barassi (France, v Australia on July 17) and Luke Jacobson (New Zealand, v Argentina on September 12).

Going from one 22 to the other, France shaped a score for the ages in this match against Scotland at the Stade de France.

Taking a quick slap on a marked kick, back Brice Dulin embarked on an electrifying race before finding Romain Ntamack and Arthur Vincent as reinforcements.

Antoine Dupont quickly transferred the ball away from the blackout and Virimi Vakatawa drew up the defense before unloading on Damian Penaud whose football skills – including chip, chase and dribbling – took him to the corner for a magnificent essay.

Meanwhile, the winner of the Women’s Try-on of the Year award for international rugby players is Frenchwoman Emilie Boulard.

Trailing 0-43 with less than three minutes to go, Wales managed to clear their lines, but only halfway through where treble-scorer Caroline Boujard lined up the shot and immediately found Jessy Trémouliere .

France gave the ball to Emilie Boulard on the left wing, with the debutant full-back finding Maëlle Filopon in the loop to play in the Welsh 22. The cross went inside Camille Imart, who caught the defense before coming back to Boulard to get around the corner.

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