Sunday, July 1, 2012

Jebb Sinclair scores first Super Rugby Try

Sinclair scores vs the Lions
Fresh from playing the June internationals at home, Canadian test forward Jebb Sinclair is back in South Africa seeing out the remainder of his contract with South African side, the Stormers. The 25 year old from Red Deer, Alberta is playing Super Rugby after having been loaned to the Cape town based side from Aviva Premiership side London Irish during the off-season. Having this past week returned from Canada Sinclair came off the bench for the Stormers in the sides home match at Newlands vs the Lions on Saturday afternoon. He entered play in the 68th minute and did well to score his first try two minutes latter. It was one of three tries scored by the Stormers who completed a 27-17 victory. The win keeps the Stormers in first place of the South African conference and second overall behind New Zealand side, the Chiefs.

In scoring, Sinclair made history by becoming the first Canadian to score a try in the history of Super Rugby. He joins USA captain, Todd Clever as a try scorer in Super Rugby. Clever played for the Lions for two years before moving to play in Japan in 2010. Sinclair and Clever played each other recently in Canada´s 28-25 win over the USA Eagles in Kingston, Ontario. Sinclair has plaed 23 times for Canada while Clever has played 42 tests for the USA. 

1 comment:

  1. Best Canadian backrower by a mile.

    I can't believe how much O'Toole was overrated because of a few "good" performances in the Churchill Cup. Sinclair has proven himself at Premiership and now Super rugby level.