- Gallagher Premiership
Gloucester winger Louis Rees-Zammit picked up where he left off with Wales this summer against South Africa by scoring a sensational solo effort against Wasps in the first round of the Gallagher Premiership this weekend.
With their side trailing 21-0 at half-time at Kingsholm, the 2021 British and Irish Lion kickstarted their side’s comeback as they eventually came back to win 27-21. And when it comes to attempts to inspire your teammates, they don’t get much more impressive than the 21-year-old’s.
Rees-Zammit received the ball about seven yards from his own line, just past the posts, and started a stunning run that eventually saw him point into the corner. It was easily over 100 meters that he ran, but you have to give credit to Wasps’ Ali Crossdale, who not only matched the Welshman for pace despite starting further back, but almost caught him in the corner . The Wales star is considered one of the fastest players in the game, which shows the Wasps man has some serious wheels too. Although he was unable to prevent the try, he managed to reduce the try to five points instead of seven by forcing Rees-Zammit into the corner.
Take a look at the test:
New season. Same @LouisReesZammit.#GallagherPrem pic.twitter.com/B6ePBNWj2X
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) September 11, 2022
Gloucester head coach George Skivington praised Rees-Zammit after the game, saying: “I support him all day if he has the ball in space.
“He knows how much, when those moments are created for him, he’s there to end them.
“We saw some of those moments. Anything that puts it in space, you don’t have to cross your fingers that it gets there, because you expect it to.
“He has those moments in him – he’s special and he can produce something like that, and sometimes you need that.”