Teen sensation Jada Taylor will live forever on the highlight reels after scoring a miraculous try that will go down in Origin folklore.
Jada Taylor was the star of the show on Thursday night, scoring two tries as the NSW Under-19 women’s team defeated Queensland 22-6 in their clash at State of Origin.
Early in the second half of the match at Leichhardt Oval, Queensland were on the attack in the opposition red zone and ran through a grubber to try and pin the Blues at their own end.
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The kick was perfectly weighted, ricocheting into in-goal and causing Taylor to back up to regain possession, facing a situation where 99 percent of the time she would see her tackled without getting back on the field of play and forcing a knockdown. of line outside.
But she had other ideas.
Taylor got past two defenders in in-goal alone, took a step with his left foot to get past two more Maroons, and then hit the afterburners.
Queensland’s staggered kick-and-chase defensive line was ruthlessly exposed by the young gun, who broke away 15m from his own line and kept running.
Looking around as she ran, anticipating the visitors’ covering defense, Taylor couldn’t be stopped. She ran the length of the field, keeping up with her breakneck pace to score an astonishing four points and put the result beyond question.
NRLW’s official social media account called it an “incredible” attempt, while CODE sports reporter Lachlan McKirdy tweeted, “Absolutely crazy areas of Jada Taylor.”
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The Roosters fullback was named player of the match for her dazzling all-around performance, culminating in the miraculous effort in the 54th minute.
“I think it’s important to get out here and put on a good show for our state and our families,” Taylor said. “It is very important and special to receive this award, but I won it thanks to the hard work of my team.”
The Blues’ dominance continued after the women’s match, as the men’s Under-19 Origin clash also ended in a comprehensive NSW victory.
Running back Jonah Pezet pulled the strings in his team’s 32-4 win over Queensland, setting up three first-half tries in a six-minute stretch to open the game.
“I thought young Pezet was outstanding,” said Fox Sports commentator Mick Ennis. “He finished with four assist attempts and controlled the game brilliantly. He is a player of the future, without a doubt.”
Originally published as NSW star Jada Taylor gets an ‘absolutely crazy’ score. Proof of origin for ages.