Player Poll: Tries you'll never forget

We are left spellbound by the try-scoring feats of our NRL stars on a weekly basis but which are the ones they have scored in their life in footy that they remember most fondly?

Corey Oates (Broncos)

Scoring in Origin is obviously my favourite try to date, but the one I scored against the Rabbitohs in Round 8 last year was probably the most memorable. I was surprised I even got it down. I don't even know how I did it. The physio was very worried about me because he thought I might have done my shoulder stretching out like that.

 


Cooper Cronk (Storm)

It was against Penrith in 2004. Scott Hill threw me a flick pass and we beat them convincingly at Olympic Park; it might have been my second or third career try.

Sifa Talakai (Rabbitohs)

Mine was back in 2014 playing local footy for Mascot Jets. A lot of my best mates that I'm still really close with now, we played a grand final and I think there was five minutes to go. We had a shape where two people line up on the inside and outside of a certain defender and we just isolate them. Whatever player the defender turns to you have to hit the other player. I was lucky the defender didn't turn on me, he turned on the other attacker. The dummy-half just had to look up and hit the right player. We were down 18-14 and to score then convert the kick, it meant a lot to me just to see my best mates jumping around in joy. That was my favourite footy memory.

Joe Greenwood (Titans)

The Wigan one... The biggest thing about it, to win against Wigan for the first time at Langtree Park, the new home ground, it was the first time we'd beaten the local rivals. For an 18-year-old that was a big thing for me. It was in the new stadium and everyone was just buzzing all around the field, it were unbelievable. They get about 18 or 19,000 in there and it was full, it's always full for games against Wigan. There was that and then obviously the massive try against Newcastle. To get your first try in the NRL was unbelievable.

 


Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Panthers) 

My two older brothers and I were playing in a New Zealand comp in Rotorua and we all combined for a length-of-the-field try going through our three sets of hands. I was only 16 and was supposed to be 18 but I really wanted to play alongside them. My other older brother was out on his Mormon mission so I played under his name... I looked like I was 12.

Tevita Pangai Jnr (Broncos)

I scored the winning try for South Newcastle against Nelson Bay a few years ago. I got a nice little ball from Sione Mata'utia and ran down the other end and scored to win it. It was a great feeling.

Robert Jennings (Rabbitohs)

I scored the winning try in the schoolboy state cup grand final for Patrician Brothers Blacktown against Westfield when I was 16. It was tied, there was a minute left, runaway try. I took a scoot and went up through the ruck then it was just one-on-one with me and the fullback. I thought I could gas him but he got me but I just slipped out and got the try. I remember that because it was probably the only time I scored a match-winning try so it was pretty big to me.

Kane Elgey (Titans)

Mine wasn't a try but I kicked a field goal in golden point paying for Palm Beach Currumbin to beat Keebra Park in the state schoolboys final in 2011. It was a weird one because it was only 20 metres out but it was 10 metres in from the sideline. I dummied to shift and just went for it because there wasn't long left in the first half of golden point and it went over so that was pretty special.

Ligi Sao (Warriors)

The ones at training stand out for me. Any try is a good try, I take it because I don't get many!