Leinster and Ireland back Jordan Larmour is one of three players nominated for the World Rugby 'Breakthrough Player of the Year' 2018.

The 21-year-old wing/full-back made his Ireland debut against Italy in the Six Nations earlier this year and also featured against Scotland and in the Grand Slam win over England. He went on to play in all three games in Ireland's test series win in Australia in June.

Larmour also won a Champions Cup and Pro14 double after turning professional with Leinster in January, scored a spectacular try in the Pro14 final victory over Scarlets.

The other nominees for the prestigious award, now in its fourth year, are South Africa winger Aphiwe Dyantyi and New Zealand prop Karl Tu'inukuafe.

Previous winners include New Zealand's RWC 2015 winner Nehe Milner-Skudder, England forward Maro Itoje and All Blacks winger Rieko Ioane.

To be eligible for this award, players must have played less than one year of senior international rugby, with former internationals Jamie Heaslip, Felipe Contepomi and Phaidra Knight sitting alongside members of the media on the panel that selects the shortlist.

The winner will be revealed at the World Rugby Awards, which take place at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo on 25 November.