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Minozzi magic named Try of the Round for Round 1!

Minozzi magic named Try of the Round for Round 1!

Minozzi magic named Try of the Round for Round 1!

Matteo Minozzi’s scintillating score for Italy during their clash with Scotland has been named as the inaugural Try of the Round in the Autumn Nations Cup.

Minozzi won the Round 1 contest by a landslide as the try tallied a huge 66.2% of the public vote to comfortably see off the other three tries in contention.

Duhan van der Merwe was denied a Player of the Round-Try of the Round double, although his powerful score against Italy finished second in the voting with 12.4%, while James Lowe’s late try (12.1%) and Elliot Daly finishing off Jonathan Joseph’s scything run (9.4%) came third and fourth respectively.

The result is no more than the Minozzi try deserved after some brilliant work by the Italian backs led to a score that lit up the opening weekend of the Autumn Nations Cup.

Marco Zanon made a powerful initial break, bouncing off one tackle, handing off another defender and keeping the play alive with a pass to Marcello Violi.

Violi spun in a tackle and flicked the ball to Mattia Bellini, who somehow produced a one-handed offload to the supporting Minozzi to go over in the corner.

Hopefully the three matches in Round 2 this weekend will produce some scores that are just as stunning.

Try of the Round for Round 1 results
Matteo Minozzi – ITALY v Scotland: 66.2%
Duhan van der Merwe – SCOTLAND v Italy: 12.4%
James Lowe – IRELAND v Wales: 12.1%
Elliot Daly – ENGLAND v Georgia: 9.4%

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