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Monday Aug 17, 2020

Little hooker runs 70 metres to score awesome breakaway try in UK's first grassroots game

Douglas Rugby Club from the Isle of Man scored an incredible try against Guernsey on Saturday in a unique preseason fixture.

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Douglas and Guernsey took advantage of an air bridge between the two British islands to play the first non-professional game in the UK since lockdown.

Although Guernsey were by far the dominant side, it was the visitors who scored one of the standout tries, through a front-rower from deep inside their own half.

Following a Douglas turnover the Manx side generated a counter attack from their own half and a lovely back door offload set up the hooker for a 70-metre dash to the try line.

The front-rower showed an impressive turn of pace to reach the line and get the ball down despite a spirited defensive effort from the hosts.

Guernsey went on to smash Douglas 84-17 but spirits were high as the grassroots game showed the first signs of a return to action. This try from Guernsey was also lovely to watch:

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