Irish rugby player Jamie Heaslip has been nominated for a huge sporting award. The Ireland vice-captain is one of six players in the running for this year’s World Rugby player of the year award.
Others shortlisted for the honour are New Zealand players Beauden Barrett and Dane Coles, and England’s Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola and Maro Itoje.
Deserved nominee Jamie is the most capped of all named players, having reached 94 tests for the Ireland and Lions teams in his tenth season as an international player.
This is the second time the 32-year-old has been nominated for the prestigious award, having lost out to New Zealand player Richie Shaw in 2009.
The awards are set to be presented on the 13th of November.