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The oldest of the nominees at 32 and the 2017 recipient of this prestigious award, Perry Baker was at his scintillating best in Las Vegas in March, scoring eight tries – six of them in the knockout stages – as USA tasted success on home soil for the first time. The Eagles flyer has always had electric pace and the ability to create something out of nothing, but now has the all-round game to go with his natural speed to make him even more of a lethal finisher. The crowd favourite scored 37 tries in seven events on the 2018 series, missing the finale in Europe due to injury before returning to help USA to sixth place at RWC Sevens in San Francisco.
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The nominations for the World Rugby Awards are in! In the men's category Fiji's Jerry Tuwai, Australia's Ben O' Donnell and USAs Perry Baker are going head-to-head for the precious award. The women's nominations include with Michaela Blyde, Portia Woodman as well as Sarah Goss, three Black Ferns.
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