Jack Willis scores first try for Toulouse
Jack Willis’ life in Toulouse has got off to a good start as he registered his first try for the European giants on his home debut at the Stade Ernest-Wallon against Perpignan on Saturday.
Having made his debut the week before in a loss against Lyon, things improved sharply on Saturday as Toulouse won 34-13. The flanker was on the scoresheet as well in the second half, after finishing off a break from second row Emmanuel Meafou. It might be a good idea of Willis’ to often be as near as he can to the 6ft 8in, 145kg Australian as he could find himself scoring plenty more tries this season as a result.
Take a look at the try:
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Willis featured twice for England over the autumn, both from the bench, all while not being attached to a club after Wasps’ suspension from the Gallagher Premiership. His move to Toulouse was confirmed just before England’s final match against South Africa, which he was not selected for, allowing him to make his debut last week. The move will last until the end of the season.
Toulouse released this statement on their website read after Willis signed: “Jack Willis is now a Stadiste. As an additional player, the English international joins Stade Toulousain until the end of this 2022/2023 season. 25-year-old Jack Willis is a back row who has played over 80 games for his former club, Wasps. With his high-level experience acquired with England (five selections), he will strengthen the red and black pack with his power and dynamism. Welcome to Stade Toulousain, Jack!”
President Didier Lacroix added: “We are very happy to welcome a player like Jack Willis to our squad. We know his qualities as a rugby player and appreciate that he shows us his confidence. The whole club welcomes him to Toulouse.”