Ford on IRB shortlist

England U20s fly-half facing competition from Whitelock and Cane

Last Updated: 07/07/11 1:54pm

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Ford: Nominated for IRB award

Ford: Nominated for IRB award

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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.

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