TRY OF THE DAY: Scott Gibbs famous try against England at Wembley
Scott Gibbs’ sensational Wembley score to defeat England in 1999 was been voted the best of all-time in Wales Online’s readers’ poll.
Just three minutes remained in the last ever match to be played in the Five Nations. Just three minutes remained until England, leading 31-25, would be crowned Grand Slam champions.
Wales, though, had one final chance at spoiling the party as Wembley reverberated to the sound of a Welsh invasion.
The lineout call was ‘Trifecta’, the target was Chris Wyatt and the midfield was packed with forwards. With the set-piece successfully secured, Wales were on their way.
Scrum-half Rob Howley collected the ball and outside him was the marauding Scott Qunniell, head up, legs charging…England scrambling.
As the defence pounced to haul him down, Quinnell juggled and popped a beautiful ball to the galloping Gibbs 30m out – the home of English football held its collective breath.
Gibbs rode Tim Rodber’s tackle, Neil Back’s attempted ankle tap and Matt Dawson’s lunge before beating Matt Perry and Steve Hanley and diving over the line.
Moments later, Neil Jenkins slotted the conversion. Wales had won 32-31.