Six foot nine Junior Wallabies lock scores contender for solo try of the U20s
Junior Wallabies lock Nick Frost has scored a contender for the individual try of the tournament, showcasing a remarkable athletic ability that belies his giant six foot nine frame.
The Junior Wallabies produced an impressive final 20 minutes to record a big 45-17 win over a 14-man Ireland side, with Frost’s screamer of a try sealing the deal in the pool game in Santa Fe.
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The try won’t surprise those that have been following the young man’s career.
Frost hit the headlines in October 2017 after spurning the chance to join the Waratahs in favour of the Crusaders in a rare move that saw a New Zealand franchise cash in on an Australian teenage prodigy.
Last month Frost was been lured back to his homeland from New Zealand after spending a year-and-a-half with the Crusaders.
The former Australian schools lock has cut short his three-year deal with the Christchurch club to take up an offer with the Brumbies that will see him stay in Canberra for two years as he eyes a spot in the Wallabies squad.
“I learned a lot about structure and about how New Zealanders play rugby,” he said.
“It took me a while to learn, but once I got it, it came easily. It was a very enjoyable time. It certainly suited my style as a player but now I’m excited by the prospects on offer here.”
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar praised the youngster for taking himself outside of his comfort zone to enhance his rugby skills, and had high praise for his athleticism and mobility.
“Nick is a big boy and what strikes most is his athletic ability,” he said.
“He has a background in athletics and moves very well for a big man. We will work closely with Nick on his ongoing development through this year with his arrival now in preparation for the 2020 Brumbies season.”
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