17 Year old James O’Connor scores his first Super 14 try

first_imgSaturday May 17, 2008 17 Year old James O’Connor scores his first Super 14 try On Friday night in Perth young James O’Connor sparked one of the most amazing comebacks you’ll see as he got on the score sheet for his very first Super rugby try, remarkably at the age of just 17.ADVERTISEMENTThe away team the Brumbies were leading the Force by 22-0 at one stage, and it looked as though one more try from them would surely see the floodgates open.But through teenager James O’Connor they scored the try that began the comeback of all comebacks, seeing them come out eventual winners 29-22.O’Connor’s try itself was regulation quality finishing, but extraordinary simply for the fact that the boy is barely out of nappies and playing professional rugby, last week getting smashed by Ma’a Nonu and this week being up against Wallaby legend Stirling Mortlock.He’s already being tipped as the next Matt Giteau, being compared to Tim Horan, and is in the unique situation of being eligible to represent each of rugby’s three southern-hemisphere powerhouses in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.His father Warren, born in Auckland, and grandfather both played high-level rugby in New Zealand. O’Connor’s mother is South African and his great-grandfather went close to representing the Springboks.There’s also talk of League teams snapping him up, with him having played it until three years ago when he gave it up for rugby union. While his preference is to represent the Wallabies, the teenager is keeping his international options open.ADVERTISEMENT“I’m eligible to play for the big rugby nations,” said O’Connor.“I’d like to play for the Wallabies, but I’m not ruling out anything, so we’ll see what happens.” Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more