New Zealand winger Will Jordan has claimed the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year award for his stellar performances.
The 23-year-old has scored 15 tries in just 11 games in 2021 and has overcome challenges from Andrew Kellaway (Australia), Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales) and Marcus Smith (England) to claim the award.
Jordan is the second-fastest All Blacks player to 15 test tries and has only failed to score in two of his 12 test and played an integral role for New Zealand Under 20 side that went on to clinch the title in 2017.
The voting process was open between 15th to 21st November with the fans having their say on World Rugby Men’s and Women’s 15s and Sevens Players of the Year as well as Men’s and Women’s Try of the Year.
The other six categories including World Rugby Breakthrough, Coach and Referee awards as well as the newly created Men’s and Women’s 15s Dream Teams of 2021 will be decided by the panel comprising of international past players and coaches, World Rugby Hall of Fame inductees and rugby media.