Rugby: All Blacks standout Will Jordan named World Rugby's Breakthrough Player of Year

Standout All Blacks winger Will Jordan has won World Rugby's Breakthrough Player of the Year award.

Jordan edged Wallabies counterpart Andrew Kellaway, Wales' Louis Reed-Zammit and England's exciting new playmaker Marcus Smith.

The 23-year-old flyers scored a record 15 tries in 11 tests this year for the All Blacks, failing to cross the line in just two of those.

Jordan scored five tries against Tonga and a hat-trick against USA in Maryland and is second-fastest All Black to 15 tries.

The Crusaders star is the third All Black to claim the award after Nehe Milner-Skudder in 2015 and Rieko Ioane in 2017.

Ian Foster missed out on World Rugby Coach of the Year as did sevens pair Allan Bunting and Cory Sweeney, while Luke Jacobson's stunning try against Argentina in September was pipped by Damian Penaud's Six Nations try for France against Scotland.

More awards will be announced later this week including men's and women's XVs player of the year.