England Under-20s flyer Henry Arundell’s standing in the rugby world rocketed even further after he scored a blistering length-of-the-field try for London Irish against Toulon.
Full-back Arundell, 19, picked up the ball just in front of his own line late on in the EPCR Challenge Cup quarter-final and showed a remarkable turn of pace to dash past several Toulon defenders before searing into the corner.
The try brought Irish back to within one point, but Paddy Jackson’s missed conversion meant Toulon progressed 19-18 and will play Saracens in the semi-final.
OH MYYYYY 🤩@henry_arundell take a bow 👏👏👏
— EPCR Challenge Cup (@ChallengeCup_) May 8, 2022
Arundell’s try has caused quite a stir with former England icon Jason Robinson commenting: “Henry Arundell take a bow!!! Outstanding try!!”
It is not the first time Arundell has scored from nearly 100 metres after he went the distance for a superb score against Scotland in England’s 41-24 victory in Round 1 of the Six Nations Under-20s in February.
The teenager also went over for a stunning solo score against France in Perpignan in Round 5 but was unable to prevent his side going down 26-22 in Round 5.
Arundell has had a breakthrough season with the Exiles with his wonder tries not limited solely to the international stage, one chip and chase effort against Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership will live long in the memory.