DAVID 'Jacko' Jackson is used
to earning membership to exclusive clubs as a modern-day Nottingham
Rugby great, but his latest effort is truly one for the record
versatile back became just one of five players in the
club's 137 year history to score 100 tries when he crossed for
the match-winner against Doncaster in the British and Irish Cup at
Typically, the Green and Whites' most capped player in league
history and triple centurion brought up the milestone achievement
in style - eluding the Knights' defence to cross in the corner for
what was the definitive moment of the game.
Always one to play the hero, the try keeps Nottingham's hopes of
progressing to the next stage of the cross-border competition
Jackson is the first player since winger Steve Holdstock more
than two decades ago to notch up a ton of tries for Nottingham.
Holdstock, with 141 tries from 246 career appearances, sits
second on the all-time list of try scorers behind the most prolific
of all Green and Whites - Arthur Derry.
Between 1922 and 1935 Derry crossed for a staggering 235 tries.
The winger's strike-rate, having lined up 250 times in that 13 year
period, makes it all the more incredible.
Nottingham was blessed with scoring machines during the '50s and
'60s with Mike Brownhill (1959/60-1965/66) and Paul Irons
(1964/65-1974/75) tied third on the try scoring tally with 109.
NOTTINGHAM'S FANTASTIC FIVE
235 tries 1922/23 - 1933/34
tries 1975/76 - 1990/91
109 tries 1959/60 - 1965/66
109 tries 1964/65 - 1974/75
tries 2000/01 - to date