Jack Spittle has won the Greene King IPA Championship’s try of the season.
His effort against Yorkshire Carnegie on 31st January in the 59th minute put the Green and Whites 43-3 in front, a game in which Spittle went on to score five tries that game.
The expression “length of the pitch try” was never more true than for Jack’s 4th of the game. A penalty kick to the corner by Carnegie was tapped back into our in goal area by fellow winger Ben Foley & then passed to Jack who didn’t stop until he had touched down at the other end.
During the club’s proud 143-year existence, Jack became only the twelfth player, and third away from home, during that time to score five or more tries in a first-team match, and the first for nearly 32 years.
The 24-year-old is a product of the successful Nottingham Trent University programme, which is ran closely with Nottingham Rugby. Current Head Coach Neil Fowkes brought him to train with the first-team and he signed his first professional contract in 2016.
Since joining Nottingham’s first-team, Spittle has made 36 appearances, scoring 18 tries – ten of those have come in just 14 appearances this season!
The Championship split the voting in to four pools and the Nottingham winger fought off tough competition from Pirates, Bedford, Falcons, Jersey and Hartpury to reach the final.
Spittle overcame Ryan Hutler (Bedford Blues), Jack Stapley (Jersey Reds) and Nicolas De Battista (Cornish Pirates) in the final voting.