Poll: Who was Ireland's best rugby player in 2017?

We’ve narrowed the shortlist down to five.

We want to know who stood out for you in 2017?
We want to know who stood out for you in 2017?
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

THERE HAVE BEEN some stand out performances on the rugby field both from an international and provincial standpoint in 2017.

With the end of the year in sight, we thought now would be a good time to reflect on which player just had the edge as the best of 2017.

After an exhaustive internal debate — which saw a couple of players narrowly miss out — we’ve come up with a short-list of five to choose from.

Vote now:

Poll Results:

Conor Murray (3803)
Tadhg Furlong (2752)
Peter O'Mahony (598)
Other (274)
Keith Earls (215)
Cian Healy (74)

Let us know why you’ve made your choice in the comments section below. 

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