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TikTok Women’s Six Nations stars nominated for World Rugby awards

Laure Sansus

Several TikTok Women’s Six Nations stars are up for prestigious individual accolades at the World Rugby Awards.

England’s Alex Matthews and recently retired French scrum-half Laure Sansus are up for the biggest prize of all – World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year.

Simon Middleton’s flanker Matthews had an exceptional TikTok Women’s Six Nations, scoring two tries on the way to winning the Grand Slam and she was an integral part of England’s record-breaking 30-game winning run.

Sansus was named player of the tournament in the TikTok Women’s Six Nations, leading the try-scoring charts with six and the Toulouse playmaker suffered a devastating career-ending knee injury against England in the World Cup pool stages

Two TikTok Women’s Six Nations players are in with a chance of winning the International Rugby Players Women’s Try of the Year award, including Ireland prop Linda Djougang’s effort against Wales.

In March Djougang burst through the Welsh defence after a series of slick passes, while Abby Dow is also in the running with her wonder try in the Rugby World Cup semi-final.

Having broken into the senior England set-up last November, 21-year-old prop Maud Muir has been nominated for World Rugby Women’s 15s Breakthrough Player of the Year in partnership with Tudor.

And Ireland’s Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe has been recognised for her rugby sevens exploits, among four players to be nominated for the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year in partnership with HSBC.

Murphy Crowe has scored four tries in nine appearances for Ireland’s 15s side, and ran in a table-topping 36 in the 2021-22 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.

In the category of World Rugby Coach of the Year, Red Roses head coach Simon Middleton has been nominated alongside Wayne Smith, Fabien Galthié and Andy Farrell.

The Roses fell short in the Rugby World Cup final but Middleton has presided over an imperious run of results that saw his side post a record 30-match winning streak.