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Dombrandt dots down for rapid try at Twickenham but record remains out of touch

Dombrandt dots down for rapid try at Twickenham but record remains out of touch

Alex Dombrandt may have scored the fastest try (from the kick off) in this Gallagher Premiership Rugby season but his 49-second score against Wasps isn’t even in the top 30 in Premiership Rugby history.

The Harlequins flanker set Twickenham alight in the first minute at Big Game 11 but in comparison to some his swift start is almost pedestrian.

The fastest in Premiership Rugby history belongs to Lee Blackett, his score for Leeds Carnegie against Newcastle Falcons in March 2008 clocked at an impressive 8.28s.

That will take some beating, as will Tom Voyce’s for Wasps against Harlequins from November 2004 – which came in at a cool 9.63s.

The quickest in recent seasons came courtesy of Ollie Sleightholme, who crossed just 16 seconds after coming off the replacements bench for Northampton Saints against Wasps earlier this season, while Mel Deale, Tom May and Brett Deacon also feature in the top six.

The top six of all-time are:

8.28s – Lee Blackett: Leeds Carnegie v Newcastle Falcons, 21st March 2008

9.63s – Tom Voyce: Wasps v Harlequins, 5th November 2004

16s – Ollie Sleightholme: Northampton Saints v Wasps, 17th Nov 2018 (as a replacement)

17s – Mel Deane: Harlequins v Saracens, 12th November 2004

20s – Tom May: Newcastle Falcons v Bath Rugby, 27th March 2005

22s – Brett Deacon: Leicester Tigers at Worcester Warriors, 8th March 2008

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