World Rugby has unveiled the shortlists for seven top awards, including the men's and women's sevens players of the year, to be presented at the World Rugby Awards 2016 dinner in London on 13 November.
New Zealand has won its last 16 Test matches and other than the aim of recording a clean sweep in this year’s Rugby Championship it will also be aiming to equal the record for consecutive Test wins by a Tier One Nation.
Georgia will host the tournament for the first time. The pool stages will be played on 31 May, 4 and 8 June, with the semi-finals on 13 June and the final at the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium in Tbilisi on 18 June.
The third round of The Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend and by Sunday morning we’ll have hit the halfway mark of the tournament. Each team faces a tough challenge in the run home towards the top of the table, but each also has their own unique brand of rugby with which they hope to attain the trophy.