Josh van der Flier named World Rugby Men’s XVs Player of the Year

25 Nov 2022

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UCD Sport congratulates UCD Rugby / UCD alumni Josh van der Flier on his award following the World Rugby Awards held in Monaco last weekend.

Josh became only the third Irishman to be named the World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year. He adds to his many array of individual awards in 2022 where he has been named EPCR European Player of the Year, Leinster Rugby Players’ Player of the Year, Rugby Players Ireland Players’ Player of the Year and Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year in 2022.

Josh has come a long way from being named the UCD Sports Person of the Year in 2016, sharing the award with UCD GAA’s All-Ireland winner Jack Mcaffrey at the time.

Everyone at UCD Sport sends their best wishes on the wonderful achievement.