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20-year-old scores EPIC 50-metre try every hooker dreams of

BY Shaywaterworth  ·  Saturday Sep 26, 2020

Young Wellington hooker Tyrone Thompson scored a wonderful 50-metre try in the Mitre 10 Cup against Bay of Plenty on Friday.

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Thompson combined with his open side flanker to pull off a clever lineout play on the half way line and broke clear of the defence.

The front-rower charged down the touchline and threw a lovely dummy to beat the first defender, leaving nothing between him and the try line at the Sky Stadium.

Two Bay of Plenty defenders desperately tried to bring down the big man but Thompson showed enough pace and power to score in the corner on his debut.

This try from Thompson helped Wellington to a 32-10 win in round three of the competition and full match highlights are available below:

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