Jonny Could reminded world rugby simply how prolific and pacey he might be with a devastating attempt in opposition to Eire from his personal 10-metre line.
The Gloucester winger gave England the lead of their Autumn Nations Cup conflict at Twickenham after a courageous take within the air from Owen Farrell’s cross-field kick to the touch down within the nook.
After being largely stifled in opposition to Georgia within the opening fixture of the new-look match, Could burst into life with a second attempt which left viewers at residence utterly surprised.
The strict English defence turned the ball over on the close to aspect, earlier than it was recycled out to the left hand aspect to Could who revved up his engine and received his legs pumping.
Having seen off two challenges, the 30-year-old then chipped forward and raced onto the ball to the touch down to finish a surprising rating.
Could’s unbelievable second rating – his 31st at worldwide stage – made him the joint second highest try-scorer in his nation’s historical past alongside Will Greenwood and Ben Cohen.
And he was lavished with reward on social media – with one fan even evaluating Could to Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane!
Eddie Jones had promised to select his ‘strongest crew doable’ for the go to of the Irish and the unbelievable first half steered the choice selections made by the Australian had been right.
Though Andy Farrell’s crew recorded an ideal win over Wales of their first recreation, Jones’ males seemed too sharp and too highly effective from the very begin.
Having received the Six Nations final month, England shall be hoping to win the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup to cement their place as among the best sides on the earth.