25th March 2020, 13:47 | 125

#RFL125 Greatest Try Contender | Jonathan Davies

A belter for Britain

The latest #RFL125 poll is now live and voting is open for the Greatest Try!

There are five classic tries up for selection and next on the list is Jonathan Davies’ effort as the Welsh Wizard worked his magic at Wembley.

The Game

The fixture was the first of the 1994 three-match Ashes Series which was part of the Kangaroos Tour.

Australia – led by Bob Fulton – came into the opening game of the Ashes Series following tour victories against Cumbria, Leeds, Wigan, Castleford and Halifax with Wigan running the Kangaroos closest losing out 20-30. 

Great Britain came into the game under new stewardship with Ellery Hanley taking the role of Head Coach after captaining the side in each of the last two Ashes Series’. 

The game didn’t begin well for Great Britian with captain Shaun Edwards being sent from the field after just 25 minutes for a high tackle on Bradley Clyde.

However, the hosts would complete a memorable 8-4 victory over Australia with Jonathan Davies’ significant in the final result. 

The Try

At 2-0, with half-time fast approaching, Great Britain found themselves in possession on the half-way line looking to maintain their narrow lead before the break.  

The ball was shipped to the left-hand side reaching Dennis Betts, the Wigan forward tipped the ball on to an onrushing Jonathan Davies who threw a neat dummy and sliced his way through the Australian defensive line.

Davies’ pace took him away from the chasing Kangaroos and the Welshman managed to outpace Australian full-back Brett Mullins on the outside and avoid his last-ditch effort at an ankle tap. 

The Commentary 

“Betts to Davies! Davies, he’s got some space, he’s going for the corner, he’s got his head back and the Welshman is in for a magnificent try at the corner!"

 

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