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Jacko's 100 try salute

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 books.

jacko_100tries_collectionThe 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 the weekend.

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 alive.

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 

1st       Arthur Derry               235 tries     1922/23 - 1933/34

2nd      Steve Holdstock          141 tries     1975/76 - 1990/91

3rd      Mike Brownhill             109 tries     1959/60 - 1965/66

T-3rd   Paul Irons                  109 tries     1964/65 - 1974/75

5th       David Jackson            100 tries     2000/01 - to date

2013-01-14T15:30:00

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