Friday 14 December 2018

WATCH: Andrew Conway scored Toulon wonder try before in his schools days for Blackrock

Andrew Conway scores against Toulon and (inset) celebrates a similar try for Blackrock
Andrew Conway scores against Toulon and (inset) celebrates a similar try for Blackrock

Max Ryan

Fans in attendance at Thomond Park on Saturday were wowed by winger Andrew Conway's spectacular match-winning try against Toulon, but it turns out it was nothing new for the man himself.

Conway fielded Francois Trinh-Duc's wayward kick on the left wing, 45 yards out, before cutting inside and exposing a gap in Toulon's scattered defensive line to book Munster's place in the Champions Cup semi-final.

Footage has since emerged of an almost identical try scored by a 15-year-old Conway while playing for Blackrock College against St Michael's College in the 2007 Leinster Schools Junior Cup Final.

Conway try against Toulon:

He lined out at fullback that day and scored both of Blackrock's tries as they won 13-10 to take home the cup.

Conway try for Blackrock:

But it was the second of those tries which bears such an eerie resemblance to the one he scored on Saturday.

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