Nice try – 5 great Twickenham scores from England players

Jonny May scored a stunning try against Ireland on Saturday.

Nice try – 5 great Twickenham scores from England players

England wing Jonny May conjured one of most electric tries witnessed at Twickenham as Ireland were swept aside 18-7 in the Autumn Nations Cup.

Here the PA news agency examines five of the best touchdowns score by an Englishman at their home ground.

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An attack that swept from wing to wing started with Lawrence Dallaglio and Matt Perry galloping down the blindside and just as the move was about to break down in midfield, hard rucking revived the situation as Luger was released by Neil Back to beat three Fijian defenders and touch down.

Ben Cohen v Ireland, 2002

Ben Cohen scored a superb try against Ireland in 2000
Ben Cohen scored a superb try against Ireland in 2002 (Tom Hevezi/PA)

Jonny Wilkinson v New Zealand, 2002

Jonny Wilkinson dotted down a fine try against New Zealand
Jonny Wilkinson dotted down a fine try against New Zealand (David Davies/PA)

Chris Ashton v Australia, 2010

Chris Ashton scored a memorable try against Australia
Chris Ashton scored a memorable try against Australia (Clive Gee/PA)

Jonny May v New Zealand, 2014

May’s first try for England came on his eighth appearance – and it was worth the wait. Taking Brad Barritt’s long pass in midfield, he made veteran All Black centre Conrad Smith look like a turning oil tanker as he sped clear on his outside before easily rounding Israel Dagg for a sensational try.

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