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New Zealand wins big at World Rugby Awards

27 November 2017

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

By Ruci Farrell -

Black Fern skipper Fiao'o Fa'amausili wraps up her playing career on a high, after the team was named the World Rugby Team of the Year at the World Rugby Awards in Monaco.

World Rugby Awards in Monaco. Photo/ Getty Images.

The 20-test veteran has been a big part of the Black Ferns five World Cup titles.

The Black Ferns were top point-and-try-scorers in this year's World Cup Championships in Belfast, where they play in the final this weekend.

The All Blacks first-five Beauden Barrett was named Men's Player of the Year for the second year in a row and Portia Woodman won Women's Player of the Year.

Rieko Ioane was named the Best Breakthrough Player and Michaela Blyde won the Women's Sevens Player Award.

Rieko Ioane (third) and Beauden Barrett (fourth) receiving their awards. Photo/ Getty Images.

Portia Woodman (left) with fellow rugby players. Photo/ Getty Images. 

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