LONDON IRISH went out of the European Challenge Cup this weekend in a fighting display, but the game will be forever remembered for a moment of magic by one of its players.
The Exile's lost 19-18 to Toulon at Stade Mayol in France, but it was Henry Arundell's wonder try in the dying embers of the game that will go down as one of the greatest individual tries in the competition.
A week after announcing himself to the Premiership by sparking the Exiles’ 25-point comeback from the dead against Wasps, the teenager showcased his talents to an international audience.
Irish trailed the French side 19-13, when Arundell took the ball from his own try line and broke through the gap leaving him with acres of space and three remaining defenders ready to stop him.
He dived over in the corner after leaving everyone in his wake to leave it at 19-18.
HENRY ARUNDELL, THAT IS UNREAL! 😱
You won't see a better solo try than this for a very, very long time.
If you hadn’t noticed the youngster before, you certainly will do now 😅#ChallengeCupRugby pic.twitter.com/KV86sxRySf
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) May 8, 2022
London Irish couldn't convert and the final score of the game and it ended with victories to the hosts.
The try received a huge reaction from people on Twitter, with some of Rugby's biggest names giving their plaudits to the 19-year-old wonderkid.
Former England rocket Jason Robinson, who is well known for his use of blistering pace tweeted: Henry Arundell take a bow!!! Outstanding try!!”
London Irish head coach Les Kiss said he was not surprised by the moment of magic
"He makes people make defensive errors. He is a good lad, a level-headed lad.
“We weren’t surprised when that happened, we know what’s possible with him.
London Irish's next game is against Worcester Warriors on the 17th of May in the final of the Premiership Rugby Cup.