Beauden Barrett (New Zealand) Faf de Klerk (South Africa) Rieko Ioane (New Zealand) Malcolm Marx (South Africa) Johnny Sexton (Ireland) Furlong and Murray probably have reason to be ****** off for not getting the nod from an Irish perspective, especially when a front row and a 9 from a less successful side did*. Has to be Johnny for me, 9/10 for the relevant matches, 9/9 when he started, that drop goal, Wales, Argentina, England, SA and the two Aus tests he was pretty much flawless apart from a few missed kicks. It might restore my faith in the award to after BOD wuz ROBBED in 09! The others are obviously all good options but SA we're pretty dismal last Autumn, which counts, and did lose two tests at home, while Reiko and Barrett didn't seem as vital to NZ as Johnny for Ireland. *I know team success doesn't mean too much for an individual award but it's not like those two aren't integral to Ireland's success. No Furlong is just a bit baffling in all honesty.