Seven surprising players who haven’t scored a Premiership try so far this season
Josh Adams has a scored 12 Premiership tries for Worcester so far this season, but there are still some players in the top flight of English rugby who still haven’t scored their first of the campaign!
1. Ben Te’o, Worcester Warriors
The powerhouse was excellent for the Lions in the summer but as a result, missed the start of this years Premiership campaign before suffering another setback against Newcastle. Having said that, Te’o has played over 470 minutes for the Warriors so far this year —but hasn’t scored a try. A very poor return.
2. Simon Hammersley, Newcastle Falcons
The free running fullback has shown previously he can certainly be an attacking force in the Premiership — but he just hasn’t done it this season in his 14 appearances. Despite playing over 1000 minutes for the Falcons and always looking like a menace, he’s still waiting for his first try of the season.
3. Duncan Taylor, Saracens
A versatile and dynamic outside back, Duncan Taylor is an all-action player who has excelled at both club and international level. However, the Scotland international has failed to score this season with the centre only playing 332 minutes due to a number of injuries.
4. Joe Launchbury, Wasps
Despite being a second-row, Joe Launchbury has certainly found a way to get his name on the scoresheet over the years, and thus it comes as somewhat of a surprise that the England international hasn’t done so yet in his nine appearances and 480 minutes this season. With the depth of talent that the black and golds have in their backline, however, maybe it’s a good thing that Launchbury isn’t taking up the goal scoring for the Coventry club.