Ireland’s golden boy, Jamie Heaslip, has won himself IRPA’s Try of the Year at the annual World Rugby Awards, after topping a public vote online.
The fantastic Irish team try was played against Italy in the Six Nations, and needs to be seen to be believed.
The try itself beat efforts by sensational players from around the world, such as Japan’s Kaito Shigeno and New Zealand’s scrum-half TJ Perenara.
No fewer than six Irish players were involved in the 80-yard break before Heaslip fought off two Italian defenders to bring it home.
Heaslip was also shortlisted for World Rugby Player of the Year, no small feat.
However, the winner of the prestigious title was given to All Black Beauden Barrett just last night.
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) November 13, 2016
A shame, but he’s certainly not in bad company!