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.
Broadcom has offered to pay $105 billion for Qualcomm, potentially creating the world's biggest chip supplier in one transaction. KitGuru Says: It looks like Qualcomm is planning to push this off as best as it can for the time being.
Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. Also, there are 1 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.88 average brokerage recommendation.
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!
A source familiar with the investigation told ESPN that the players could be required to stay in china for up to two weeks. Asked about the case Tuesday, China's foreign ministry said it had no additional comment.
Smartwatches are vital for improving the overall brand image for smartphone vendors looking to enter the premium segment. Estimates from Canalys suggest that unit sales nearly hit 4 million for Apple Watch in the third quarter.
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.
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.
US automaker Tesla Inc hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming its California production plant is a "hotbed for racist behavior". He also claimed he was passed over for promotions because he complained to HR, according to Business Insider.
The company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.10. Grove Bank & Trust increased its holdings in shares of Automatic Data Processing by 16.4% in the 2nd quarter.
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.
US Senate Holds Hearing on President's Nuclear Authority
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.
#MduduziManana pays R100 000 fine for assault in cash
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.
"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.
EPS for Royal Bank of Canada (RY) Expected At $1.52
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.
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.
RCap Q2 net rises 39% to Rs 352 cr on strong profit
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.