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Watch: Welsh rugby star Jasmine Joyce destroys USA with outrageous skills

20 Sep 2021 2 minutes Read
Jasmine Joyce’s outrageous sidestep (Credit: World Rugby Sevens) / Jasmine at Tokyo Olympics (Credit: WRU)

Welsh rugby player Jasmine Joyce has been proclaimed a ‘superstar’ after starring in the final of the World Rugby Sevens in Canada.

Playing for Great Britain’s she put on an extraordinary show in the 34-12 win over the USA.

Not only did she score a hat-trick of tries, but she also won the Player of the Final award for an outrageous demonstration of sublime skills, that included tenacious tackling, brilliant ball handling and a sidestep that sent two USA players crashing into each other. In addition to her blistering pace, of course.

The day before, the speedster had demonstrated just why she’s considered one of the fastest players in world rugby with an incredible covering tackle in a group game against the USA.

Meeting the USA team again, this time in the final of the World Rugby Sevens Fast Four tournament in Vancouver, the Pembrokeshire-born flyer was unstoppable.

Rocket

That was a fact acknowledged by the commentators who amusingly described her as ‘a cheat code’ and ‘a silent assassin’ after pulling off an astonishing side step move that sent two USA players comically running into each other.

As the game kicked off the Welsh woman was like a rocket on the launchpad at the moment of take off, scoring  tries in the first and second minutes, and grabbing a third on eight minutes in a comprehensive victory for Great Britain.

You can watch all Jasmine Joyce’s tries and highlights of the final HERE

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