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Dusautoir flies flag for northern hemisphere in top IRB award

FRANCE captain Thierry Dusautoir is the only northern hemisphere representative on a shortlist for the IRB player of the year award that includes three New Zealanders and two Australians.

New Zealand scrum-half Piri Weepu, flanker Jerome Kaino and centre Ma'a Nonu were included on the list unveiled by the IRB today.

Australia have flanker David Pocock and scrum-half Will Genia on the list.