Louis Rees-Zammit says he relishes the big stage after scoring two tries and inspiring Wales to a famous 25-24 Guinness Six Nations win at Scotland.
The 20-year-old winger scored the winning try ten minutes from time by chasing down his own chip after a lung-bursting sprint down the right to maintain Wales’ 100 per cent start to the campaign.
That made awarding the Guinness Six Nations Player of the Match a simple task, with Rees-Zammit taking home the honour.
Rees-Zammit inspires Wales to memorable comeback at 14-man Scotland
His afternoon started badly as Scotland raced out of the traps to take a 17-3 lead through tries from Darcy Graham and Stuart Hogg.
But Rees-Zammit reduced the gap at half-time with his first try of the day, finishing off a flat Nick Tompkins pass in the right corner by cutting back inside a defender.
The game then flipped on its head in the second half, with Rees-Zammit playing a delightful pass to set up Liam Williams’ try, before Scotland had Zander Fagerson sent off.
Wyn Jones burrowed over for Wales but Hogg regained the lead for Scotland 15 minutes from the end.
However, Rees-Zammit had the last word with his third try of the Championship and fourth for Wales, winning a thrilling game.
“We’ve come a long way from the last Six Nations campaign and worked so hard in training,” he said.
“I’m thoroughly enjoying it, the whole team have helped me settle in and I’m loving playing on this sort of stage.”