The Greatest Welsh Tries Ever

Language: English

ISBN: 9781848517387

Current Publication Date: 2013

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 160

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‘For all the drama of the last-minute kick at goal, there is no sporting theatre as epic as the try in rugby football.’ But of all the great international tries scored by Wales, which is the best?

This is the question which Gerald Davies debates in The Greatest Welsh Tries Ever, thus inviting us to revisit in his company some of the most memorable moments in all sporting history.

Think of a 19-year-old Keith Jarrett collecting a bouncing ball to run half the length of the field to score on his debut against England in 1967; of Gareth Edwards emerging from the mud against Scotland in 1972; of Ieuan Evans sidestepping the whole of Scotland in 1988. And who can forget Scott Gibbs making a corner of Wembley forever Wales in 1999, or Shane Williams twinkling his way to the try line in Pretoria in 2008?

More importantly, how many of the fifteen tries chosen by Gerald are also on your short list?