The Southern Hemisphere is well represented in this year's nominations with several players and coaches from the SANZAAR family nominated.
Out-gunned by a passionate Ireland team, the All Blacks were beaten 29-20 in an outstanding Test match in Dublin.
Over the past decade the All Blacks rivalry with Ireland has developed into one of the fiercest and most hotly contested in rugby.
All Blacks smash several points scoring records as they beat Italy 47-9 in Rome.
Coach Ian Foster has made several changes to the All Blacks for the Test against Italy at Stadium Olimpico in Rome, on 6 November.
New Zealand kick off their year-end Europe tour with a comfortable 54-16 win over Wales in Cardiff with Beauden Barrett leading the way.
Fly-half Barrett will be playing his 100th Test and eighth against the Welsh in a career which began back in 2012 and he becomes the All Blacks’ 11th Test centurion.
The All Blacks, on their way to Europe, were way too good for a USA Eagles team in Washington.
Sam Whitelock returns as captain with Finlay Christie making his first run-on start as All Blacks take on USA in Washington
The Springboks ended a three-match losing streak with a thrilling 31-29 Rugby Championship triumph over the All Blacks on the Gold Coast on Saturday.
The All Blacks are seeking a six successive TRC 2021 win and a second consecutive win over the Springboks on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
Jordie Barrett struck a 78th-minute penalty to snatch a 19-17 victory for New Zealand against South Africa in their Rugby Championship clash in Townsville.
The fifth round TRC clash between New Zealand and South Africa represents 100 years and 100 matches between the old enemies.
New Zealand made it three wins from three in the Rugby Championship as they comfortably saw off Argentina 36-13 in Brisbane on Saturday.
A vastly different looking All Blacks line-up will take to the field against the Pumas who also ring the changes for the clash in Brisbane
New Zealand made a statement when they dominated Argentina 39-0 in the Rugby Championship clash on the Gold Coast on Sunday.
The All Blacks and Pumas kick-off the unprecedented double-header action on the Gold Coast and have named their match day squads.
New Zealand were ruthless on attack against a lacklustre Australian outfit in their Rugby Championship clash in Perth on Sunday, winning 38-21.
The teams for the rescheduled TRC match in Perth on Sunday 5 September have been announced by the head coaches Foster and Rennie.
SANZAAR has confirmed the rescheduled Rugby Championship kick-off times while World Rugby has announced the referee appointments.