The World Rugby Awards 2022 will return to Monaco and its prestigious Salle des Étoiles for the first time since the pandemic on Sunday, 20 November to celebrate the best of rugby on and off the pitch over the last calendar year, World Rugby reports.

Rugby’s most prestigious awards will cap a magnificent evening hosted under the High Patronage of HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco. On 20 November, the World Rugby Awards will celebrate the on-field achievements of the calendar year and recognise those who made an outstanding contribution to the sport.

Hosted after the conclusion of Rugby World Cup 2021 and the men’s November internationals, the ceremony will bring together some of the biggest names in world rugby with former and current players all converging on Monte-Carlo.

For the first time, a Women’s Breakthrough Player of the Year category with be presented, bringing the total to 14 awards, recognising the very best of women in rugby. Introduced last year, the popular men’s and women’s 15s Dream Team of the Year, voted by a panel of legends of the game, will remain the fan favourites.

The global rugby family can follow the red carpet and evening of celebration on World Rugby social platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube (@WorldRugby). Fans will also have their say by selecting the winners in the two Try of the Year Award categories via an online vote from 14 to 17 of November.