21st April 2020, 09:41 | ourleague
While there has been no live Rugby League action this past weekend, we’ve compiled six fantastic England tries for you to vote from ahead of St George’s Day this Thursday.
There’s a selection of tries from the England Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair sides over the years - brought to you by Dacia - but who gets your vote?
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The 1995 Rugby League World Cup saw England face Australia at Wembley Stadium in the opening game of the tournament and England would pull off a memorable 20-16 victory over the Kangaroos.
Leading 16-10 with just over five minutes remaining, Australia were looking for the crucial score which could draw them level. However, as they shipped the ball wide, England centre Paul Newlove read the play brilliantly snatching the ball out of the air and scoring a wonderful interception try to send Wembley into celebration.
Amy Hardcastle is England Women’s all-time top try-scorer and it isn’t difficult to see why when you watch her tremendous effort against Papua New Guinea from the 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup.
Hardcastle received the ball on her own 10-metre line and managed to spot a gap in the Orchids defence. The Bradford Bulls centre sliced through the line and her pace managed to see her outsprint the PNG defence to finish a remarkable coast-to-coast effort.
England Wheelchair enjoyed a five-star series Down Under last Autumn winning all five outings including an emphatic 2-0 Ashes Series victory over Australia’s Wheelaroos and Captain Jack Brown was the star of the show.
Brown crossed for five tries in England’s first victory over Australia in Liverpool, Sydney and scored a sensational effort straight from kick-off. The Halifax man managed to spin around three Australian defenders before showing his strength by outpacing the chasing pack.
When people talk about dream international debuts it is difficult to look past Wigan Warriors centre Oliver Gildart who ensured an England victory on his international bow with a stunning long-range effort against New Zealand at Hull FC’s KCOM Stadium.
A clever offload from John Bateman - who was holding up three men – gave Gildart space and the centre raced sixty metres rounding full-back Dallin Watene-Zelezniak in the process.
England and St Helens winger Tommy Makinson burst on to the international scene back in 2018 as he was awarded the Golden Boot thanks to his performances for England against New Zealand.
The standout performance came at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium when Makinson would cross for a hat-trick in a memorable victory which sealed the Albert Baskeville Shield for England. His third effort was the pick of the bunch as he cut inside from the touchline and his sheer pace and power took him through the Kiwis line.
Ryan Hall leads the way in the all-time try-scoring charts for the England Men’s side and it seems every time he takes to the field for his country, he’ll grab a try and that was no different in the 2016 Four Nations.
Luke Gale began the move before Gareth Widdop improvised well to tip the ball on backwards above his head with his pass falling into the arms of winger Ryan Hall who managed to bulldoze his way over the line from close-range.