Ford on IRB shortlist
England U20s fly-half facing competition from Whitelock and Cane
Last Updated: 07/07/11 1:54pm
Ford: Nominated for IRB award
England Under-20 fly-half George Ford has been nominated for the IRB's junior player of the year award.
The 18-year-old, who plays for Leicester, was the youngest player at the Junior World Championships and played a key role in England's run to the final in Italy.
New Zealand, who beat England in the final, provide the other two shortlisted candidates in captain Luke Whitelock and loose-forward Sam Cane.
The winner will be announced at the IRB Awards in Auckland on October 24.