Jacob Stockdale scores a sensational solo try against the Scarlets 1 year ago

Jacob Stockdale scores a sensational solo try against the Scarlets

Jacob Stockdale is one of the best finishers in world rugby.

The 22-year-old had scored 22 tries in 47 matches for Ulster heading into Friday night and his 23rd was a spectacular effort as he beat two defenders after a great break from outside centre Will Addison.

Rhys Patchell gave the hosts an early lead but Ulster hit back quickly, first through a John Cooney penalty, and then through Addison and Stockdale from the scrum.

The Ireland winger scored a sensational try against New Zealand last month bringing his tally in international rugby to 12 tries in 14 games and he told SportsJOE recently that he got a lot of complimentary messages after the game, despite nearly conceding a try to All Blacks captain Kieran Read only minutes earlier.

"If Kieran Read had caught that ball do you think that would have massively changed the course of your life?" Andrew Trimble asked him on SportsJOE's House of Rugby.

JACOB: “I’d imagine so, yeah. I would imagine so. I’d say I would have got probably the same amount of messages after the game but people being like, ‘I hate you’.

ANDREW: “No way! Were you getting a hard time?”

JACOB: “No, I’m saying, like, if he had’ve caught it, like, do you know what I mean?”

ANDREW: “So you didn’t get any ‘I hate you messages’? Surely…”

JACOB: “No, no, no. No, no, no. They were all very complimentary.”

ANDREW: “Yeah.”

JACOB: “But, I’m saying, you were talking about the Sliding Doors thing, and saying… is it Sliding Doors, is that what it’s called?”

ANDREW: “Sliding Doors.”

JACOB: “Sliding Doors, yeah. Eh like, if he had’ve caught it, like, do you know what I mean? I’d say I would have had as many messages but with people tearing me to shreds, like, so, you know. There was a bit of poo running down the leg at the scrum afterwards, like!”

ANDREW: “Did someone say that you… I don’t know, I read this somewhere… did someone say you shouted ‘DROP IT!’ at him? Is that not right? Did I…”

JACOB: “No. That was taken out of, like, context I suppose. No, I didn’t, like…”

ANDREW: “What, did you shout ‘DON’T DROP IT!’”

JACOB: “CATCH IT!”