Quinnell tops S4C's Cais i Gymru poll


Craig Quinnell’s try against France in 1999 has topped S4C’s Cais i Gymru (Try for Wales) poll to find the nation’s favourite try.

The former Llanelli RFC and Cardiff Blues lock’s try during Wales’ famous 34-33 victory at Stade de France beat off competition from his uncle, Barry John, as well as Phil Bennett, Gareth Edwards, Adrian Hadley, Ryan Jones and Alex Cuthbert, to receive the most votes from the public.

The poll was held as part of S4C's Chwedlau (Legends) seasons, to celebrate some of the most legendary tries scored for Wales.

The public were asked to vote for their favourite from a shortlist selected by a panel of experts from S4C’s Clwb Rygbi series, which included former Wales captain Gwyn Jones, commentator Gareth Charles and presenter Gareth Rhys Owen.

The result was announced live on air on Saturday, during Clwb Rygbi’s coverage of Wales v New Zealand.

Clwb Rygbi host Gareth Rhys Owen said: “It was a tough one to call, looking at the list of unforgettable tries scored by some of Wales' most legendary players.

"But there’s no questioning the quality of Craig Quinnell's try during a period where positive play and results were in short supply from a Welsh perspective.”

Each try is still available to watch on the S4C website,

Clwb Rygbi will have live coverage of Wales’ final Autumn International match on Saturday, against South Africa, with coverage getting underway at 2.00.

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