Ben Smith, Kieran Read and Liam Messam will go head-to-head for the player of the year prize at next month's New Zealand rugby awards.
Smith, the wing-turned centre with 12 tries in 2013, will be the favourite to claim the Kelvin R Tremain trophy, though he will face stiff competition from loose forward duo Read and Messam.
The team of the year category features four teams currently enjoying streaks of success. Repeat Super Rugby winners the Chiefs and six-time ITM Cup champions Canterbury lead the bill, while the All Blacks earned a nomination to cap their currently-undefeated year and the New Zealand sevens side round out the quartet.
Coach of the year will see the mentors of three of those teams do battle, with Steve Hansen, Dave Rennie and Gordon Tietjens all earning nominations for the second straight year.
Smith and Messam have also been tipped for Super Rugby player of the year, along with fellow All Black Sam Whitelock, while Taman's Marty Banks will battle Andy Ellis and Victor Vito for the ITM Cup player of the year prize.
The awards, to be held at the Sky City Auckland Convention Centre on December 5, will for the first time allow fans to hold some sway, with an online vote set up to select the fans' try of the year.
2013 Rugby Awards nominations
Kelvin R Tremain Player of the Year
Team of the Year
All Blacks Sevens
New Zealand Rugby Coach of the Year
Super Rugby Player of the Year
ITM Cup Player of the Year
Richard Crawshaw Memorial Sevens Player of the Year
Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year
Women's Player of the Year
Women's Sevens Player of the Year
Rugby Referee of the Year