Maybe I'm being extra harsh because I have a tendency to be with England players (except Corbisiero and Launchbury, who are exceptional), but I don't think either of Vunipola or Morgan particularly deserve nominations. Vunipola is destructive in the carry, but I don't think he has any other traits that are particularly above the average international standard, and some that are perhaps below the average. I suppose it could be argued that carrying is the most important role of an 8 and doing this well stands a player in good stead, however I'm not sure it is enough to be in the running for the best player in the world. Morgan, on the other hand, is losing a selection battle with Gareth Evans at Gloucester. tbf, Evans is having a good season, but the world's best player should probably be at least the obvious first starter for their club. Morgan does play better for country... kind of. He's had a mixed record for England since his debut. As far as this season goes, he's played pretty well for England, but I don't think it has been of a standard to be amongst the best.