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Cornish Pirates – Awards 2019/20

Posted: April 25, 2020
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Cornish Pirates – Awards 2019/20
Award 11

Try of the Season

This trophy was introduced in 2014, there some terrific tries scored over the years by inevitably gifted players.

Previous winners are: 2014 Kyle Moyle, 2015 Craig Holland, 2016 Kyle Moyle, 2017 Matt Evans, 2018 Tom Lawday, 2019 Alex O’Meara.

For this past season supporters have voted on-line for their favourite try, with the nominations being as follows:

A – Jean-Baptist Bruzulier: Cup Round 2 v Yorkshire Carnegie
B – Maliq Holden: League Round 1 v Ealing Trailfinders
C – Nicolas De Battista: League Round 1 v Ealing Trailfinders
D – Robin Wedlake: League Round 5 v Ampthill
E – Harry Davey: Cup Round 4 v Nottingham
F – Jack Andrew: Cup Round 6 v London Scottish
G – James McRae: Cup Round 5 v Yorkshire Carnegie
H – Jay Tyack: League Round 8 v Yorkshire Carnegie
I – Robin Wedlake (again): League Round 10 v Bedford Blues
J – Antonio Kiri Kiri: Cup quarter-final v Coventry

And the winner? Well, it is ‘D’, the first of the two nominations for outstanding tries scored by wing Robin Wedlake, which was recorded in the 40-11points Greene King IPA Championship league win at home to Ampthill last November.

Congratulations are expressed to Robin and to his playing colleagues who received nominations – plus a big thank-you to supporters for casting your votes.

Commenting with reference to Robin’s ‘winning’ try, Cornish Pirates’ Joint Head Coach Gavin Cattle said:

This try is a classic example of why you would want a rugby player to have a one on one. With the pace and power that Wedlake has got you back him when we get him on the ball. One of our aims is to get our back 3 on the ball and as Robin shows here, he has superb power in such a small space. Not only to steam roll one opponent but to get the fend as well and his pace to finish it off. Outstanding individual try!

Note: The next important 2019/20 award, a penultimate one, will be announced at 7pm this evening.

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