Steyn can only laugh as teammate cruelly robs him of his first Six Nations try
By Rugby Onslaught

Steyn can only laugh as teammate cruelly robs him of his first Six Nations try

Scotland winger Kyle Steyn’s eyes would have lit up when he saw a pass sailing towards him from Finn Russell with the try line in sight against Italy on Saturday.

Following a break from George Turner and Ali Price on the right hand side of the field, there were acres of space on the left, and the South African born winger Steyn would have surely thought he had his first Six Nations try in his fourth cap. Every person watching the match would have thought so too, but with the ball just centimetres from Steyn’s hands, his teammate Sam Johnson came out of nowhere and plucked the ball out of the air. The centre went in to score the first try of the match, and Steyn could only laugh as he was diving over the line in the corner.

Yes, of course, everyone bangs on about teamwork and teammates, but there is no doubt Steyn wanted to score that try, and even though he was at a standing start (whereas Johnson was running at pace), he probably would have scored his fifth Test try to add to his four he scored against Tonga in the autumn.

Take a look at the teams:

Italy XV
15 Edoardo Padovani
14 Pierre Bruno
13 Juan Ignacio Brex
12 Leonardo Marin
11 Monty Ioane
10 Paolo Garbisi
9 Callum Braley
1 Danilo Fischetti
2 Giacomo Nicotera
3 Pietro Ceccarelli
4 Niccolo Cannone
5 Federico Ruzza
6 Giovanni Pettinelli
7 Michele Lamaro
8 Toa Halafihi

16 Luca Bigi
17 Ivan Nemer
18 Tiziano Pasquali
19 David Sisi
20 Braam Steyn
21 Alessandro Fusco
22 Marco Zanon
23 Ange Capuozzo

Scotland XV
15 Stuart Hogg
14 Darcy Graham
13 Chris Harris
12 Sam Johnson
11 Kyle Steyn
10 Finn Russell
9 Ali Price
1 Pierre Schoeman
2 George Turner
3 Zander Fagerson
4 Sam Skinner
5 Grant Gilchrist
6 Rory Darge
7 Hamish Watson
8 Matt Fagerson

16 Stuart McInally
17 Allan Dell
18 WP Nel
19 Jamie Hodgson
20 Magnus Bradbury
21 Ben Vellacott
22 Adam Hastings
23 Sione Tuipulotu

Take a look at the try: