Both shortlists were chosen by the star-studded World Rugby awards panel, comprising previous winners Richie McCaw, John Smit, George Gregan, Maggie Alphonsi and former England coach Clive Woodward alongside Brian O'Driscoll, Fabien Galthié and Agustín Pichot.
The panel also chose a shortlist for the Women's Player of the Year, which comprised of New Zealanders Kelly Brazier and Portia Woodman, France duo Romane Menager and Safi N'Diaye, and England's Lydia Thompson.
Along with the panel, the decision will be made by fans, worldwide captains, coaches and media.
The nominees for the 2017 Men's Player of the Year have been selected, and there is a mixture of both northern and southern hemisphere talent on the shortlist.
The victor will be announced at a World Rugby ceremony in Monaco on November 26.
New South Wales' very own Israel Folau is in the running for World Rugby's Men's Player of the Year.
28-year-old Folau's nomination comes on the back of a sensational 2017.
Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2016, the British lock Mario Itoje was also nominated for a second consecutive year.
A European Rugby Champions Cup victor with his club, Saracens, he was deployed at blindside flanker, rather than second-row, throughout England's victorious Six Nations campaign, his performances ensured his place on the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.
The dual-code worldwide took out his third John Eales Medal (most ever) for Australian player of the year in 2017, and also broke fellow rugby league convert Lote Tuqiri's record for most Test tries in a calendar year by an Australian.
He came off the bench in the first test and earned a starting spot in the second-row for the remaining tests.
Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 77,363 shares in the company, valued at $5,788,299.66. The value of the investment in ( GILD ) increased from $256,759,000 to $327,306,000 increasing 27.5% since the last quarter.
The value of the company's investment in Royal Bank of Canada went from $573,000 to $575,000 increasing 0.3% quarter to quarter. The fund owned 85,020 shares of the financial services provider's stock after selling 10,665 shares during the quarter.
A Thursday report in the New York Times detailed explicit allegations of sexual misconduct made against C.K.by five women. Louis C.K. later confirmed the reporting, saying in a statement , "These stories are true...."
The hearing was called by the Republican Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee. Despite rallying 13 co-sponsors in the Senate, the measure has no Republican support and has gained little traction.
There are reports that Stove Top will donate $10,000 of the proceeds to a charity called Feeding America . But I can count on zero hands the number of times I wanted to wear my stuffing-love on my sleeve.
While many are still expecting an influx of RGB gaming chairs, Thermaltake is heading in a different direction all together. Elsewhere the Thermaltake X Comfort Air follows the usual trend for racing-style seats on a five-point castor base.
Callon Petroleum Company has a beta of 2.2, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 5.83M shares or 0.09% of all its holdings.
BMO Capital Markets reiterated an "outperform" rating on shares of Dick's Sporting Goods in a report on Thursday, September 14th. The dividend is payable in cash on December 29, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 8, 2017.
Manana was also ordered to compensate the victims for the medical costs and damages to property they incurred due to the attack. Reddy ruled the former deputy minister would be treated as a first time offender despite two previous convictions of theft.
Along similar lines, Nintendo is set to launch a Netflix-like service for classic retro games on its Switch platform in 2018. GameStop PowerPass isn't quite ready for showtime. "In addition, we will allow them to pick out any Pre-Owned game for free".
Reliance Communications Ltd is now trading at Rs 11.7, down by Rs 0.45 or 3.7% from its previous closing of Rs 12.15 on the BSE. Its overseas bonds also dipped, with RCom's 6.5% bonds due 2020 indicated at 35/37 cents on the dollar.
"Multiple Deaths" in California school shooting
The six-year-old child reportedly had two gunshot wounds and another child was reportedly shot in the leg. Three people have been killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Tehama County Tuesday morning.
Indian exports dip in October at $23 bn, trade deficit up
In October, petroleum, engineering and chemicals exports grew by 14.74 per cent, 11.77 per cent and 22.29 per cent, respectively. Consequently, India's trade deficit widened to $14 billion during the month, as against $11.13 billion in October a year ago .
Iraqi Kurds Pledge to Respect Court Ruling Banning Secession
The statement is seen as the latest efforts by KRG to start a dialogue with Baghdad that can lead to a peaceful breakaway. Reuters, in one of its analysis had also disclosed that U.S. was also supportive of a separate Kurdistan in the region.
Sold 643 Shares Of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)
Morgan Stanley maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ) on Thursday, August 10 with "Underweight" rating. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 16.8% over the last 5 years.
Kate surprises with faux bob on Remembrance Sunday
The Duchess of Cambridge unveiled a new look on Sunday, swapping her trademark Chelsea blow-dry for an equally elegant hairstyle. Pregnant Kate Middleton took her respectful spot alongside the The Queen for Remembrance Day at White Hall's The Cenotaph.
Is Mahira Khan's Verna being banned?
The film is expected to be reviewed by the full board today and the Verna team is hopeful for a decision in the film's favour. And while the makers are doing everything in their power to get the film released on November 17, Twitter is enraged!