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Thomas Waldrom joins elite Premiership Rugby club

Thomas Waldrom

Thomas Waldrom’s two tries against Bristol Rugby has propelled him to over 50 scores in the Aviva Premiership Rugby, only the 18th player to do so in the league’s history.

The Exeter Chiefs No.8 dotted down twice on Saturday, one being a match-winning score in the dying minutes, to ensure Exeter stay second in the division.

Waldrom’s double takes him to 51 tries in Aviva Premiership Rugby, the second highest for a forward in the competition’s history.

Only former Leicester Tigers and England flanker Neil Back has more with 59, which he reached in 128 matches.

Back and Waldrom are in a league of their own in that list, with the next highest Aviva Premiership Rugby try-scoring forward being Pat Lam on 29.

Meanwhile, Christian Wade’s try in Wasps’ 32-30 victory over Northampton Saints lifts him to outright sixth in the all-time list, with 67 scores in 99 games.

His next try will see him move into the top five as he currently sits one try behind former Wasps flyer Paul Sackey.

Wade’s former teammate Tom Varndell is the all-time leading try-scorer, with 92 tries.

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