In a stunning debut performance, England Rugby sensation Henry Arundell made an indelible mark on the French Top 14 stage, scoring three tries for Racing 92 in their thrilling encounter against Toulon this past weekend.
The 21-year-old winger, who recently made the switch from the English Premiership to join Racing 92, showcased his incredible skill and athleticism, leaving spectators and opponents alike in awe of his abilities on the field. Arundell’s debut hat trick propelled Racing 92 to a convincing victory and signalled his seamless transition into the fast-paced and highly competitive world of French rugby.
HE’S OFF THE MARK ON DEBUT!
— RugbyInsideLine (@RugbyInsideLine) November 12, 2023
From the opening whistle, Arundell demonstrated an impressive blend of speed, agility, and rugby IQ that highlighted why Racing were so keen to secure his signature. His first try came in the 35th minute as he expertly exploited a gap in Toulon’s defence, leaving defenders trailing in his wake.
The Englishman’s second and third tries further underscored his versatility and adaptability on the pitch. Whether it was his clever positioning to receive a precisegrubber kick or his acceleration to exploit a counter-attack opportunity, Arundell’s performance hinted at a promising future in Paris.
Here was Henry Arundell’s second try last night.
Yes England, he can kick chase too!ADVERTISEMENT
And a forward roll just for good measure…
Arundell has the potential to be one of rugby’s biggest stars. Needs to be seen everywhere. pic.twitter.com/36PfT8dnTl
— RugbyInsideLine (@RugbyInsideLine) November 13, 2023
Arundell’s hat-trick is a personal triumph and a testament to the global nature of rugby and the talent exchange that defines modern professional leagues. The Top 14 has become a melting pot of international stars, and Arundell’s successful debut adds another layer of excitement to the league.
As fans and pundits alike laud Henry Arundell’s exceptional debut, Racing 92 supporters can’t help but anticipate the electrifying moments and try-scoring prowess he will bring to the team in the upcoming matches. The English rugby star has well and truly announced his arrival on the French rugby scene and will reignite the debate in English Rugby surrounding the selection of foreign based players.