Prop scores his first Prem try and it’s the greatest in rugby history
Before last night Harlequins tighthead Will Collier had never scored in the Premiership despite playing 134 matches and now he has scored the greatest in the history of the sport.
As BT Sport say: “He loses three defenders, runs 100m” which is accurate.
While progressing through the Harlequins Academy, the former Cranleigh School pupil represented his country at U16 and U18 level, before helping England U20s to the IRB Junior World Cup final in 2011.
He was named in England’s squad to play the Barbarians at Twickenham in 2014 and was on standby for England’s three Test tour to New Zealand.
In June 2017, after hitting the 100-appearance milestone with Harlequins earlier that season, the 2013 LV= Cup winner made his England debut against Argentina in San Juan. In his second Test appearance he scored a try in the win over Los Pumas, helping England to secure a series win.
CREDIT: BT Sport
Before tonight, @William_Collier had never scored in the Premiership despite playing 134 matches…
He loses three defenders, runs 100m and scores for @Harlequins! 🤯
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 8, 2021
Upon re-signing for Harlequins last year, Collier said: “This club means so much to me, and after speaking to Gussy it was an easy decision to stay at the club I’ve supported since I was a kid.
“I have complete belief that we can go on to fulfil our potential with the team culture we are building, the great group of lads we have and the outstanding coaches and staff supporting us.”
Former Harleqins’ Head of Rugby, Paul Gustard speaking at the time said: “We’re delighted that Will has committed his future to Harlequins; a club he has lived and breathed for so long, playing over 150 times here.
“He is widely regarded as one of the finest scrummagers of his generation and continues to improve under the guidance of Bomb. Will’s wish is to make the step up to regular international football, which will require dedication and sacrifice, and we want to help him achieve his ambition and add to his international caps. The nuts and bolts of a tighthead prop is accurate and dominant set piece and Will does those things very well. Allied to that, he has soft hands for a big man and has improved his defensive stopping power in keeping with the modern day demands of a prop.