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Vote for your Autumn Nations Series Try of the Week – Round One

Vote for your Autumn Nations Series Try of the Week – Round One

ANS Try of the Round

The opening weekend of the Autumn Nations Series did not disappoint as two barnstorming contests produced several worthy contenders for Try of the Week.

Now it’s up to you, the fans, to decide which score deserves that crown.

Scotland scored ten tries alone as they defeated Tonga 60-14 at BT Murrayfield before New Zealand produced a scintillating display of their own to beat Wales 54-16 in Cardiff.

You can make your selection for which score is most deserving at the bottom of the page but first, a reminder of what the four tries in contention looked like.

Rufus McLean 2nd try (SCOTLAND v Tonga)

Debutant Rufus McLean announced himself on the international stage in style with a superb first-half brace against Tonga and his second try saw him go viral on social media.

A lineout move provided the platform before crisp passing from the backs ended with Blair Kinghorn finding McLean, who side-stepped James Faiva brilliantly to race over the whitewash.

Kyle Steyn 3rd try (SCOTLAND v Tonga)

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While McLean got the Scotland try-fest underway, it was Kyle Steyn who stole the headlines in the end as the winger made history by scoring four tries in a Player of the Match display.

And his third was the pick of the bunch, with McLean racing clear from his own 22 before finding Darcy Graham as the two made 60 metres before the ball was recycled.

Tighthead prop David Lolohea found himself covering the backfield and when Kinghorn put in the cross-kick, Steyn was easily fastest to it to complete his hat-trick before the break.

Will Jordan (NEW ZEALAND v Wales)

The All Blacks ran in seven tries against Wales on Saturday as they returned to No.1 in the world rankings and Will Jordan’s second-half effort was a moment of individual brilliance.

The winger received the ball from a kick, sprinted through a gap and chipped and chased over a helpless Tomos Williams, taking his tally to 16 tries in 11 Test matches.

Sevu Reece (NEW ZEALAND v Wales)

Wales were right in the game with 61 minutes played, trailing by just 12 points, but the All Blacks showed their ruthless edge in the final quarter to pull away from the hosts.

It included a magical team try, finished by Sevu Reece. Jordie Barrett started it off with a delicate chip that allowed replacement winger Reece to latch on to the bouncing ball.

Reece kept the ball alive with a pass from the floor to Rieko Ioane, who returned the favour before Reece traded passes with Ardie Savea to complete an outstanding team effort.

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