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Watch: 18yo Max Jorgensen scores incredible try vs Hurricanes

By Finn Morton
(Photo by Pete Dovgan/Speed Media/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Rising star Max Jorgensen may have scored one of the tries of the season during a thrilling first half against the Hurricanes on Friday.

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Jorgensen managed to keep himself in the field of play – somehow – as he grounded the ball in the left corner. It has to be seen to be believed, but even then you’ll find yourself doubting your eyes.

It was that good.

There’s a reason that 18-year-old Max Jorgensen was included in Eddie Jones’ first draft for a potential Wallabies squad. The teenager has a skillset that is simply beyond this years.

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After scoring three tries in his first two Super Rugby starts on the wing, Jorgensen didn’t feature for the Waratahs against the Rebels in round three – but he’s back, and hasn’t skipped a beat.

Jorgensen was named to start at fullback for the Waratahs, and held his own during the opening 40 minutes at Wellington Sky Stadium.

In fact, the teenager stole the show with his incredible try-scoring effort midway through the first half.

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Hurricanes halfback Cameron Roigard attempted to take the Tahs’ utility back into touch, and had seemingly done enough before the referee decided to go upstairs.

But Jorgensen found a way to keep his arm and leg in the field of play, and ground the ball in the in-goal. The try-scoring effort with inch perfect.

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The try saw the visitors level the scores at 10-all in Wellington, before flyhalf Ben Donaldson kicked a stunning sideline conversion to give the Tahs a two-point advantage.

But winger Kini Naholo was able to strike back for the hosts on his Hurricanes debut shortly after, and they held on to their lead throughout the remainder of the half.

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At half-time, the Hurricanes went into the sheds with a tense 17-12 lead.

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