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19 May 2020 / WRU News

WALES’ GREATEST TRY SCORERS GO HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Welsh Rugby Union wants fans to vote for the ‘Greatest Ever Welsh Try’ in a new social media competition.

Fans selected 16 tries from the 1,607 scored by Wales in their 739 full internationals since 1881 and now the WRU are searching for the public’s favourite.

Some of the greatest players to wear the famous red shirt are included in the list - Sir Gareth Edwards, Shane Williams, Ieuan Evans, Gethin Jenkins, Scott Gibbs, and Phil Bennett.

Former leading try scorer Ieuan Evans has two tries in the list, while current top scorer Shane Williams is also included twice.

All the tries have been paired up and fans will be asked to vote for their favourite. The winning scores from the first round will then move into a quarter-final clash then a semi-final spot beckons before potentially a final shoot-out for the ultimate honour – the ‘Greatest Ever Welsh Try’.

“It’s a great idea that should settle a few long running arguments. Having looked at a number of the scores they are typical of the flair that everyone around the world loves and respects in Welsh rugby,” said Wales head coach Wayne Pivac.

“Seeing Gareth Edwards and Phil Bennett showing off their extraordinary skills once again brought a tingle to the spine. Weren’t they fantastic! I’m just glad they didn’t include the Teddy Morgan one from 1905!

“It’s great that there are tries from recent Grand Slam season’s – 2005, 2012 and 2019 – included and I really enjoyed watching Justin Tipuric running 30 metres to the posts against England earlier this year.

“I’m sure fans will have plenty of fun re-living so many special moments and getting involved in the voting.”

There are players from four Welsh clubs and three Regions included in the 16 scores. Allan Bateman was at Richmond when he scored at Twickenham in 1998, while Josh Adams was a Worcester Warriors player in 2019.

Which team will have the honour of saying their player scored the ‘Greatest Welsh try’ and which player will be the pick of the Welsh fans? Make sure you join in the fun and vote for your favourites.

Click here to view videos and take the chance to select your favourite tries - bit.ly/greatesteverwelshtry  

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