Dream Debut for Aussie Wing Wright
Although it took some time for Australian wing Tom Wright to get his Test debut under new Wallaby head coach Dave Rennie, he made the most of it with the opening try in just the second minute of the match against the All Blacks on Saturday!
The 23 year old wing had been visualizing how his debut would go in the days leading up to the match at Suncorp Stadium but there was no way he could have dreamed his debut would get off to such a wondrous start so early in the game.
A set play off the Aussie lineout had flyhalf Reece Hodge place a little dink perfectly in space and in the path of Tom Banks who deftly collected it and immediately put Wright in space with an accurate pass out wide to the flying wing.
Wright then completely wrong footed All Black wing Sevu Reece and with what was literally his first touch in Test rugby cantered over the line to score a perfectly executed try.
“Obviously that’s pretty much what dreams are made of,” Wright said.
“When it gets put on a platter for you like that, it doesn’t get much better.”
The Brumbies wing was determined to savour the game, especially his dream opening and not even being bashed in the face by a Tu’ungafasi shoulder to the jaw could deter him.
He was quickly back on his feet after the incident, which ultimately saw the All Black prop being red carded and proceeded to harass the New Zealand defence with a number of impressive carries throughout the rest of the match.
Wright, who had been overlooked by Rennie for the first three Bledisloe Cup clashes was overjoyed to play a large part in his Brumbies team mate James Slipper’s, 100th test in his home state of Queensland.
“Representing your country is extremely special for me … and I’m just so pleased to win for someone like Slip,” he said.
Wright will be hoping to earn his second cap in the match against Argentina in the next Tri-Nations clash in Newcastle on November 21st.