Cambridge score voted Samsung Try of the Season

  • Cambridge RUFC's try is voted the Samsung Try of the Season
  • The club have won a coaching session with England coaches Paul Gustard and Steve Borthwick

Cambridge RUFC's outstanding team try, finished by Albert Portsmouth, has won the Samsung Try of the Season following a public vote. 

The winning try, named the Samsung Try of the Month in November, was one of seven nominees for the prize with this year's selection featuring individual efforts to superb team efforts, ranging from an U12s team all the way to National League One.


The club will now receive an elite training session from England coaches Paul Gustard and Steve Borthwick. 

The try was scored by outside centre Albert Portsmouth who was playing his 100th game for Cambridge that day.

Portsmouth went on to score 31 tries during the season, making him the league's top try scorer. 

"We were down to thirteen men at the time and I was filling in at flanker despite being a centre," says Portsmouth.

"I was lucky enough to get on the end of it but it was a total team effort from our own try line. We always try and play an open game and that try summed up our approach to rugby."

Cambridge finished top of National Two South this season, winning promotion to National One and Portsmouth says having Gustard and Borthwick leading a training session will be of huge value to the side.

"As a semi-professional team the players here work incredibly hard and we all want to play at the highest level that we can and so we can't wait to learn some lessons from Gustard and Borthwick," says Portsmouth.

"They are the top coaches in the country and so we will be listening to every tip they give us to make sure that we thrive in National One."

Director of Rugby Ross Stewart said the prize topped off a great season for the club.

"I think both the players and coaches can learn a huge amount from the England coaches. It will be a fantastic opportunity for us and it's a well deserved prize for the players after what was a brilliant try."