Rees-Zammit scores 100 metre-plus try in first game after schooling Springboks
By Rugby Onslaught

Rees-Zammit scores 100 metre-plus try in first game after schooling Springboks

Gloucester winger Louis Rees-Zammit picked up where he left off with Wales in the summer against South Africa by scoring a sensational solo effort against Wasps in the first round of the Gallagher Premiership this weekend.

With his side trailing 21-0 at half time at Kingsholm, the 2021 British & Irish Lion kickstarted his side’s comeback as they eventually came back to win 27-21. And as far as tries go to inspire your teammates, they don’t get much more impressive than the 21-year-old’s.

Rees-Zammit received the ball about seven metres from his own line, just in front of the posts, and began a mazing run which eventually resulted in him dotting down in the corner. It was easily over 100 metres that he ran, but credit has to be given to Wasps’ Ali Crossdale, who not only matched the Welshman for pace despite starting further behind, but almost caught him in the corner. The Wales star is regarded as one of the fastest players in the game, so this shows that the Wasps man has some serious wheels as well. Though he was not able to prevent the try, he was able to reduce the try to five points rather than seven by forcing Rees-Zammit into the corner.

Take a look at the try:

Gloucester head coach George Skivington praised Rees-Zammit after the match, saying: “I back him all day long if he has got the ball in space.

“He knows the importance that, when those moments are created for him, he is there to finish them off.

“We’ve seen a few of those moments. Anything that puts him in space, you don’t have to cross your fingers that he is going to get there, because you expect him to.

“He has got those moments in him – he’s special and he can produce something like that, and sometimes you need that.”