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Watch: Louis Rees-Zammit’s stunning 80 yard wonder try

30 Jan 2022 2 minute read
Louis Rees-Zammit bursts through the Newcastle defence (Credit: BT Sport)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s flying winger Louis Rees-Zammit once again showing why he possesses a turn of pace that’s two parts Flash, one part Superman.

The young Wales international already has a highlights reel that is among the best in the business and he’s not long out of his teens.

However, his try for his club Gloucester in their 32-22 victory against the Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park is right up there with the very best.

Speed

In the best possible preparation of Wales’ Six Nations opener his burst of acceleration that left the opposition for dead also looked effortless, as if he was gliding across the pitch without much fuss and effort at all.

His scything run, complete with dazzling body swerves and a devastating speed left rugby fans purring, not least former England international Austin Healy.

It certainly impressed the watching BT Sport commentator, who uttered the words: “That is amazing. That is truly sensational.

“The only problem with this guy is he’s not English.”

“In a game like this, when defence are a little bit more open, he can be so dangerous.

“What an example of how to score in open space and how to create it for himself.

“He runs into cover, then he runs away from it.”

The young Welshman, who this week celebrates his 21st birthday, had come on as a replacement in the 54th minute, but in his 26 minute cameo he proved what a vital part he has to play in the forthcoming Six Nations.

Everything crossed he can replicate his flying try against Ireland in Dublin next weekend.


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Dai Rob
Dai Rob
7 months ago

Shame he’s embarressed to be Welsh and was pressing for our home games to be played in “Twickers!!”

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
7 months ago
Reply to  Dai Rob

Although Ree-Zammit is phenomenal Wales player you are right in what you say. He needs to take a long hard look in the mirror when pressing to bypass Wales Covid rules which are there for a reason to enable crowds at Wales games by moving them to England when all he needed to do was to wait and see if things would improve.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
7 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

He is very young and was playing in front of crowds in Gloucester. I don’t agree with him but can fully understand why he would want to maximise WRU income. It is the only thing that keeps the professional and community game going and this year is incredibly important because Wales have 3 home fixtures after the pandemic.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
7 months ago

I love when Louis Rees-Zammit unearthly Barry John talent is described by the commentator as a problem because he’s not English. 🤣

Quornby
Quornby
7 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

The problem with the commentator is that he IS English.

Malcolmrj
Malcolmrj
7 months ago

You have to be sorry for the comments off the commentator that they have not been able to steal him for England because they only outnumber us in Wales by about 20 to one I bet the lad has been under a lot of pressure too play for England so don’t question is loyalty to Wales

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