No New Zealanders have made the shortlist for the IRB Junior Rugby Player of the Year Award.
Hosts South Africa have Shaun Adendorff and Jan Serfontein nominated with JJ Hanrahan from Ireland completing the trio.
The shortlist represents the voting of team managers, match officials and media at the tournament.
The winner will be annlunced after Saturday morning's final between New Zealand and South Africa at Newlands.
Julian Savea was the last New Zealander to win the honour in 2010.