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LANDRY FROM CANADA

World Rugby declared the three finalists for the 2017 Women's and Men's Sevens Player of the Year, in association with HSBC, the sponsor of the ten-nation circuit. The winners will be announced on November 26 in Monte Carlo.

Women

MICHAELA BLYDE (NEW ZEALAND)
Blyde ended the season as the top try scorer with forty. She continues the scoring tradition of teammates Portia Woodman and Kayla McAlister, two previous winners of the award.

GHISLAINE LANDRY (CANADA)

The new captain achieved the all-time leading point scorer, scored her 100th try in a season where the Canadian side finished third in the overall standings.

RUBY TUI (NEW ZEALAND)

A dominant and savvy sevens prop,  Tui made the dream team in four of the six 2017 events, assisting New Zealand win its fifth title. 

Men

PERRY BAKER (USA)

Along with countryman Carlin Isles, Baker's sprinter speed created a new dynamic to seven's play. He led the 2017 event with 57 tries and 285 points.

ROSKO SPECMAN (SOUTH AFRICA)
Specman became the dominant go-to starter for the Springboks. He could go outside or inside for tries, and was one of the main reasons for South Africa's first title since 2008.

JERRY TUWAI (FIJI)

Tuwai carried on the tradition of great Fiji sevens players. Twice, he was named Player of the Final at Las Vegas and Dubai in 2015.

Prior Winners - Women

2016 – Charlotte Caslick (Australia)
2015 – Portia Woodman (New Zealand)
2014 – Emilee Cherry (Australia)
2013 – Kayla McAlister (New Zealand)

Prior Winners - Men

2016 – Seabelo Senatla (South Africa)
2015 – Werner Kok (South Africa)
2014 – Samisoni Viriviri (Fiji)
2013 – Tim Mikkelson (New Zealand)
2012 – Tomasi Cama (New Zealand)
2011 – Cecil Afrika (South Africa)
2010 – Mikaele Pesamino (Samoa)
2009 – Ollie Phillips (England)
2008 – DJ Forbes (New Zealand)
2007 – Afeleke Pelenise (New Zealand)
2006 – Uale Mai (Samoa)
2005 – Orene Ai’i (New Zealand)
2004 – Simon Amor (England)