Wales’s Louis Rees-Zammit is the latest player to win the Mike Pyke Nonchalant Try Scoring Award from The East Terrace. The youngster responded to a critical try for his country, his first ever in the Six Nations, by simply getting up and jogging back for the kick off.
Have we mentioned this guy is 20? ?
— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 7, 2021
In an era where many wingers, upon witnessing a random scrum penalty in their team’s favour, will run cock-a-hoop a good fifty metres to wail, shimmy, strut and frolic among their forward pack as if they have won a World Cup, Rees-Zammit’s nonchalance warms the heart of modest mortals everywhere.
The fleet of foot threequarter joins the likes of Jonny Wilkinson, Julian Savea and, of course, Mike Pyke, in claiming this most prestigious of personal titles. Onwards, young man, to further acts of understated glory!