Jamie Elliott breaks away to score against Gloucester © Getty Images
Rugby News Elliott score short-listed for Premiership Try of the Season
Jamie Elliott's stunning score against Gloucester in September has been short-listed for the Premiership Try of the Season award.
Elliott finished off an end-to-end move begun by George North, who sidestepped and outpaced three Gloucester defenders to turn defence into attack. Ben Foden and Calum Clark kept the ball alive before Elliott sprinted in from 40 metres.
There is some stiff competition, however, with five other outstanding tries short-listed with the home-grown youngster's.
The winning score will be chosen by a panel of experts, with the announcement made at the Premiership Rugby Awards Dinner on May 15th.
All six tries can be seen on the YouTube video below.
"Stunning one man finishes and tries that travelled through a dozen pair of hands stand side by side on this so I know how hard it was to decide on the winner,” said Phil Winstanley, Premiership Rugby's rugby director. "Looking at them, any of the top six would be a worthy winner.”
THE SHOR-TLISTED TRIES ARE
- Christian Wade v Gloucester Rugby
- Nick Abendanon v Exeter Chiefs
- Kelly Brown v Northampton Saints
- Jamie Elliott v Gloucester Rugby
- Logo Mulipola v Exeter Chiefs
- Dean Mumm v Worcester Warriors
The shortlist was compiled by a panel of media professionals – Stephen Jones (Sunday Times), Chris Hewett (The Independent), Nick Mullins (BT Sport), Ben Coles (Planet Rugby), Mick Cleary (Daily Telegraph), Jill Douglas (ITV Sport), Duncan Bech (Press Association), Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport) and David Rogers (Getty Images). They were joined by Phil Winstanley (Rugby Director at Premiership Rugby) and Paul Morgan (Premiership Rugby's Communication Director) who chaired the panel.