Alun Wyn Jones World Rugby Awards: Pieter-Steph Du Toit & Emily Scarratt named players of the year

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The awards were held in Tokyo, the day after the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama

South Africa’s Pieter-Steph du Toit and England’s Emily Scarratt were named as Players of the Year at the World Rugby Awards in Japan.

Flanker Du Toit was part of the Rugby World Cup final win over England on Saturday. His team also won their first Rugby Championship in August.

Centre Scarratt started four matches in England’s Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam on her return from the sevens.

Team-mates Katy Daley-McLean and Sarah Bern were also on the shortlist.

Du Toit, who made more tackles than any other Springbok in their successful World Cup campaign, beat England’s Tom Curry, Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones, New Zealand’s Ardie Savea, United States hooker Joe Taufetee

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