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Tuilagi's World Cup try voted best of the Decade

Manu Tuilagi's crucial score in the 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-final win over New Zealand in Japan has been voted Try of the Decade by national team supporters.

In an online poll, the Leicester Tigers beat out Owen Farrell, Jonny May and - in the final of the two top voted for scores - Chris Ashton for the tone-setting, second minute try against the All Blacks in last year's World Cup.

Including the best tries from the past decade, Tuilagi topped the polls with more than 60,000 supporters sharing their thoughts across the England Rugby social media channels and thanked the fans for their pick.

“I just want to thank the fans for voting for the try,” said Tuilagi on England.Rugby.com

“It was a great try, a great example of a team working together, forwards and backs combining. The forwards put in the hard yards and gave us backs the space out wide to exploit. The opportunity came and I was lucky enough to be there at the right place at the right time.

“The way we wanted to start that games was to take it right to New Zealand from the off, and we did that. It set us up for the rest of the match. It was a great game, one of the most memorable matches of my career."

The Tigers midfielder also passed on his best wishes to fans, as the country continues to navigate the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Thanks again for the vote, I hope you are all staying safe in isolation and keeping yourself fit and busy. Stay strong," he said.