Try of the year? High school star fends off nine defenders

Publish Date
Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 7:39AM

Otago Boys High First XV star Semisi Taeiloa has scored one of the most sensational tries you'll see all season.

Playing at No 8 for Otago Boys against John McGlashan College on Saturday, Taeiloa picked up the ball from a scrum and incredibly fended off nine defenders on a barnstorming 50 metre run to the line.

Despite one commenter joking that Taeiloa was playing "in the wrong age group", such was the ease at which he palmed off would-be tacklers - this was no mismatch, as the try was a pivotal one in Otago Boys' eventual 29-21 victory.

King's High School leads the Otago Premier Schools competition along with the unbeaten Southland Boys' High School.

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