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Jamie Heaslip's score against Italy shortlisted for Try of the Year

The number eight’s effort is up against tries by Japan’s Kaito Shigeno and New Zealand’s TJ Perenara.

Jamie Heaslip is tackled by Leonardo Sarto in a Six Nations match against Italy in March.
Jamie Heaslip is tackled by Leonardo Sarto in a Six Nations match against Italy in March.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

JAMIE HEASLIP IS one of three nominees for the IRPA Try of the Year award.

The stunning Ireland team effort against Italy in March, which was finished off by the number 8, has been shortlisted as one of the top international scores of 2016.

Conor Murray, Johnny Sexton, Fergus McFadden, Simon Zebo, Jared Payne and Andrew Trimble were involved in the move at the Aviva, which took Ireland from their own 22 to the Italy try line, before Heaslip grounded the ball.

Heaslip’s Six Nations effort is up against a try by Japan’s Kaito Shigeno against Scotland and a score by New Zealand scrum-half TJ Perenara against Argentina.

Source: World Rugby/YouTube

Shortlists for six other awards were also released today, including Coach of the Year and Team of the Year.

World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year
Charlotte Caslick (Australia)
Emily Scarratt (England)
Portial Woodman (New Zealand)

World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year
Osea Kolinisau (Fiji)
Seabelo Senatla (South Africa)
Virimi Vakatawa (France)

World Rugby Team of the Year
England
Fiji Sevens
New Zealand

World Rugby Coach of the Year
Steve Hansen (New Zealand)
Eddie Jones (England)
Ben Ryan (Fiji Sevens)

World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year
Maro Itoje (England)
Anton Lienert-Brown (New Zealand)
Ardie Savea (New Zealand)

Try of the Year
Jamie Heaslip (Ireland, v Italy)
Kaito Shigeno (Japan, v Scotland)
TJ Perenara (New Zealand, v Argentina)

World Rugby Referee Award
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Alhambra Nievas (Spain)
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)

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