WORTHING RAIDERS Rugby Club’s back-row Jamie Redmayne has been awarded the Samsung Try of the Season award.
The try, which was entered into the competiton by Raiders’ Matt Farnes, was a stunning team effort and was rounded off by Redmayne.
It helped the Sussex club to a thrilling 32-27 victory against Dorking at Roundstone Lane five days’ before Christmas, sealing what was one of the stand-out games of the National 2 South campaign.
After scrum-half Calum Waters had sparked the attack from deep, Worthing’s backs and forwards combined superbly to confound the Dorking defence.
Eventually Redmayne hit a devastating line off the final offload, outstripping one would-be tackler before stepping past another to dot down.
Raiders player Farnes was delighted with the award but could not resist a good natured dig at his team mate.
He told EnglandRugby.com: “Jamie gets quite a lot of stick. He’s known to drop a few simple passes and one of his nicknames is ‘Club Hands’ – so the fact that he finished it makes it all quite nice.
“In all serious, though, Jamie is a schoolteacher and he’ll be number one in the classroom for a good while.
“Overall, it’s great to get this recognition for what was a really good team try.
“This has been an absolutely fantastic competition. Some of the entries have been moments of individual brilliance, others have been great team tries. They’ve come from all standards – from little guys right up to big freaks.
“It wasn’t only the people around Worthing, it was a lot of people that got behind our entry. Plenty of others did as well and the boys are really chuffed.”
Worthing beat off entries from Barking RFC and Grammar School at Leeds, who finished second and third respectively. Raiders will now have a training session with two England stars.
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