Jonah Lomu’s rampaging try against England in 1995 has been voted the best World Cup try ever
When Jonah Lomu made the New Zealand squad for the 1995 World Cup, little was known of the giant winger. Having just two caps to his name, he was unleashed against Ireland in the pool stage, scoring two tries. Although he did not score again until the quarter final against Scotland, England had plenty of notice of Lomu’s pace and power.
Nonetheless he would shock England, and the world, by the manner in which he destroyed the English defence that day, scoring four tries. The first of which has now been voted the best try to have ever been scored at a World Cup.
Picking up a lose pass, Lomu handed off Will Carling, beat Tony Underwood’s attempted ankle tap and ran over the top of Mike Catt, before touching down.
Although the try has become part of rugby folklore, after the game a bitter Will Carling stated, ‘He is a freak and the sooner he goes away the better’.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena