Hull Kingston Rovers scored what could be the fastest try in top-flight rugby league history this morning.
The rugby league world has been left stunned after Hull Kingston Rovers scored what could be the fastest try in top-flight rugby league history.
It took only seven seconds for Rovers centre Ben Crooks to cross the line against Huddersfield Giants with what was the fastest try in the competition’s history.
The Giants made the regretful decision to let the ball bounce after the opening kick-off from Jordan Abdull and Crooks was quickest to the ball, regathered and crossed the line in a shock start to the match.
While the Rovers got off to a flyer, the match went to the wire when Abdull kicked a 78th-minute field goal to secure a 25-24 win.
The seven-second effort surpassed the previous Super League record of 14 seconds held by St Helen’s Tim Jonkers against Wakefield Trinity in 2002.
It also beat the fastest try in the NRL, scored by Kirisome Auva’a in just 11 seconds for the Eels against the Broncosin 2017.
Auva’a’s 11-second try beat the previous record held by former NRL star Reece Robinson, who scored for the Raiders in 33 seconds against the Panthers back in 2014.
Three other players have recorded 34-second efforts in the NRL.
Clint Gutherson in 2017, Sisa Waqa in 2012 and Albert Torrens back in 2004 all crossed the white line in just over half a minute.