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Monday, March 24, 2008

Lee Blackett scores the fastest ever Guinness Premiership try

Fastest ever Guinness Premiership Try

Leeds Carnegie made history against the Newcastle Falcons on Friday night by scoring the fastest ever Guinness Premiership try.

Try scorer Lee Blackett had to wait 22 matches and four years before scoring his first try for the club, but when it came, it came in style, writing his name into the record books after exactly 8.28 seconds.

The previous best was from Tom Voyce of Wasps, who touched down against Harlequins in 2004 after 9.63 seconds.

Blackett, who picked up the bouncing ball straight from the kick off from flyhalf Alberto Di Bernardo, said "I said to Albie to give me the ball inside the opening minute but I didn't actually mean within the first eight seconds! It was a shock when Newcastle missed the ball from the kick-off and it bounced straight back to me.

"I don't really know how to celebrate tries. Obviously, it was a great start and it was an impressive performance as a whole," he said.

It was a bizarre bounce that wasn't claimed by any of the Newcastle players, and once Blackett had it in his hands they looked almost shell shocked, with Toby Flood in particular not going for a tackle that he probably should have made.

Leeds went on to achieve a famous victory over Newcastle, coming out on top 16-15.

Posted by Rugbydump at 2:25 pm | View Comments (20)

Posted in Great Tries, See it to Believe it

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mo14k March 24, 2008 3:16 pm

YES!!! I have been waiting for this try to be uploaded or broadcasted on this site!! Heard about it on the Tigers vs Wasps day (WE WON, Tigers all the way baby!!) and came to this site, then youtubed, then googled, only found new wrote articles :( ... Anyhow onto the try itself... Flood should have had him down, you can actually see him pull out of the tackle for some reason... Newcastle seriously should have won that game tho! That conversion was just over-ruled by the wind so ridiculously!!

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Nick March 24, 2008 3:39 pm

The luck of the bounce. On another day that could of bounced straight into Newcastle hands.

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everlong March 24, 2008 3:46 pm

Toby Flood... tut tut. Terrible excuse for an attempt at a tackle.

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Eric March 24, 2008 4:49 pm

I wouldn't blame so much flood for the tackle, but the whole team, how come nobody got that ball without the need of it hitting the floor and bouncing in any direction...

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Anonymous March 24, 2008 4:59 pm

wilkos conversion later in the game was hilariuos!!!

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Anonymous March 24, 2008 6:47 pm

Bugger blinked and I missed it.

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James March 24, 2008 7:40 pm

been wanting to see this, who'd have thought leeds of all people could score in 8 seconds?pathetic "tackle" from flood, he just decides halfway through he's not going to touch blackettlooking at the first comment, tigers v wasps highlights would be good

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Anonymous March 24, 2008 11:56 pm

Vamos Leeds carajo!! aguante el Albetito Di Bernardo. Flood se come los mocos!!!!

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PZ March 25, 2008 1:53 pm

Just shows you should never let the ball bounce.

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G-unit March 25, 2008 9:39 pm

hahah! that's funny! that's why your coach tells you not to let the ball bounce!!!

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Don March 26, 2008 12:21 am

Crazy.That's all I can say.

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J March 26, 2008 12:40 am

through the sticks as well, fantastic!

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Anonymous May 08, 2008 7:38 pm

thats why you should never let the ball bounce

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Tim, Leeds June 11, 2008 11:23 pm

I was there. In all honesty, that was the very last thing I expected. A well-fought victory but clinging onto victory. And also, Wilkinson's conversion was awesome... Reminded me of Cotepomi's conversion where the wind blew the ball back through the post.

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Anonymous August 04, 2008 11:12 am

Yeah, i was there supporting newcastle of corse!

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Anonymous October 22, 2008 6:43 am


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slick pass November 02, 2008 10:20 am

never let the ball bounce!!

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SammyLoo November 03, 2008 12:26 pm

awesome to see the mighty Leeds on rugbydump, marching straight back into the prem this season for surequality try. quality club. marching on together...

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Anonymous March 20, 2009 12:16 am

grande betito que bomba de salida nomas!!!

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pete October 27, 2009 8:47 pm

sorry SammyLoo you said quility club?
so how are you bottem of the league then?
the luck of the bounce was in leeds faviour well finished that man.

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