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Fri Apr 25 08:59:51 SAST 2014

Carter not on NZ awards shortlist

TEAMtalk Media | 10 December, 2012 13:240 Comments
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All Black Dan Carter sits dejected during the international match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on December 1, 2012 in London, England
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All Blacks pivot Dan Carter has failed to make the shortlist for New Zealand's top rugby award, despite being named IRB Player of the Year last week.

Instead, the three in the running for the accolade are All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw, number eight Kieran Read and centre Conrad Smith.

The winner will be announced in Auckland on Friday.

The award was won by Jerome Kaino in 2011 and Read the year before.

The Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year nominations are All Blacks full-back Israel Dagg, loose forward Liam Messam and scrum-half Aaron Smith. This award was won by All Blacks number nine Piri Weepu in 2011.

New Zealand Rugby Awards nominations:

Kel Tremain Memorial Player of the Year: Richie McCaw, Kieran Read, Conrad Smith

Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year: Israel Dagg, Liam Messam, Aaron Smith

NZRU Women's Player of the Year: Rawinia Everitt, Fiao'o Fa'amausili, Selica Winiata

Super Rugby Player of the Year: Craig Clarke, Aaron Cruden, Conrad Smith

Richard Crawshaw Memorial Sevens Player of the Year: Tomasi Cama, Tim Mikkelson, Lote Raikabula

NZRU Age Grade Player of the Year: Jason Emery, Jordan Taufua, Ofa Tu'ungafasi

ITM Cup Player of the Year: Robbie Fruean, Tim Nanai-Williams, Charles Piutau

Heartland Championship Player of the Year: Ben Coman, Tau Moeke, Peter Rowe;

Coach of the Year: Steve Hansen, Dave Rennie, Gordon Tietjens

Team of the Year: All Blacks, Canterbury, Chiefs

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