BC’s Sophie de Goede has been nominated for World Rugby’s 2022 Women’s XVs Player of the Year.
Victoria’s De Goede (Castaway Wanderers RFC) recently helped steer Canada’s Senior Women’s National team to a fourth-place finish at the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand (played in 2022).
De Goede is an exceptional Rugby player and leader for Canada, and has inspired many with her achievements over the past year.
We are thrilled to announce Sophie de Goede has been nominated for World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year! 🌟 Sophie has inspired many with her achievements over the past year.
Congratulations, Sophie! 👏❤️
— Rugby Canada (@RugbyCanada) November 14, 2022
ABOUT THE WORLD RUGBY AWARDS
Following a stellar year for international Rugby culminating in a record-breaking Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand, nominees for the sport’s ultimate accolade feature players, Coaches and unsung heroes who have made their mark on 2022 both on and off the field.
Selected by the star-studded World Rugby Awards panels, nominees in nine categories have been announced. The other categories to be awarded on Sunday are the World Rugby Referee Award, World Rugby Coach of the Year, Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service and the popular World Rugby Men’s and Women’s 15s Dream Teams of the Year in partnership with Capgemini.
Fans can cast their vote on social media and select their winners for the two International Rugby Players Men’s and Women’s Try of the Year categories until Thursday, 17 November at 23:59 GMT.
Twelve countries are represented among the nominees in Australia, Canada, Chile, England, Fiji, France, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Wales, with Ireland having the most representatives with eight. Australia are also rewarded for their performances on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and at Rugby World Cup Sevens this year with five nominees in the Men’s and Women’s Sevens Player of the Year categories.
Returning to a physical format for the first time since the pandemic, the 22nd World Rugby Awards will be handed to their recipients on 20 November from 19:30 CET. Stars and legends from XVs and Sevens will gather in the iconic Salle des Étoiles for a magnificent ceremony under the High Patronage of HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco. The global Rugby family can follow the red carpet and evening of celebration on World Rugby social platforms (@WorldRugby).
Click here to view the full list of nominations in each category.