The votes have been counted and Louis Rees-Zammit’s score for Wales against Ireland has been named as the Guinness Six Nations Try of Round 1.
Making his first-ever appearance in the Championship, the 20-year-old prodigy made an immediate impact with a spectacular finish in the corner during a 21-16 win in Cardiff.
Trailing by two points, Wales were piling on the pressure as the game reached the hour mark, with scrum-half Gareth Davies playing the ball from the ruck just metres from the Irish try line.
Quick as a flash, the ball went from Davies, to George North, to Leigh Halfpenny and finally into the hands of Rees-Zammit, with the whitewash at his mercy.
He showed a great burst of acceleration and despite the efforts of Tadhg Furlong on the line, managed to acrobatically ground the ball while keeping himself out of touch, to give Wales a lead they never surrendered.
That athleticism was enough for you to award Rees-Zammit the Try of the Round in a fan vote, as he racked up 35.7% of the total votes cast.
Duhan van der Merwe’s powerful score during Scotland’s Calcutta Cup triumph over England received 26.4% of the vote in coming second, while Luca Sperandio’s majestic chip-and-catch score in Italy’s defeat to France came third (19.7%) ahead of Antoine Dupont’s try (18.2%) in the same game.
Round 2 is now less than a week away, where hopefully another host of impressive tries will be scored.
Guinness Six Nations Try of Round 1 vote result
Louis Rees-Zammit (WALES v Ireland): 35.7% Duhan van der Merwe (England v SCOTLAND): 26.4% Luca Sperandio (ITALY v France): 19.7% Antoine Dupont (Italy v FRANCE): 18.2%