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Watch: Awesome try wins Norfolk teen Leicester Tigers’ try-of-the-season award

PUBLISHED: 14:27 07 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:44 07 June 2018

Leicester Tigers academy prospect Andre Dunn. Picture: Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers academy prospect Andre Dunn. Picture: Leicester Tigers

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Norfolk teen Andre Dunn has won Leicester Tigers’ try-of-the-season award.

Leicester Tigers academy media day - Norfolk players, from left, Luke Phoenix, Thom Smith, Freddie Steward, Max Otis, Ollie Ashworth and Andre Dunn. Picture: Leicester Tigers Leicester Tigers academy media day - Norfolk players, from left, Luke Phoenix, Thom Smith, Freddie Steward, Max Otis, Ollie Ashworth and Andre Dunn. Picture: Leicester Tigers

The 18-year-old’s mixture of power and skill to score during Tigers’ Under-18 Academy League Grand Final claimed 45 percent of the votes from fans in an online poll.

The Langley School first XV co-captain, a former West Norfolk RFC junior who was born in New Zealand, scored during the 43-21 win over Gloucester at Allianz Park in March which saw Tigers finish the U18 league season as the only undefeated side in the country.

Dunn shares the Langley captaincy with Thetford-raised forward Thom Smith, leading the Holt school to victory in the U18 Schools’ Vase at Twickenham this season as well.

MORE: Langley School rampant at Twickenham as they clinch U18 Schools Vase victory

The centre’s Grand Final try earned him a Premiership A League debut against Wasps a fortnight later as the Auckland-born prospect’s fine season continued. He is among a group of Norfolk lads in the Tigers academy hoping to follow in the footsteps of the Youngs brothers at Leicester.

Another of those young hopefuls to make significant progress this season was Harry Simmons, who won the Aviva Premiership club’s Players’ Young Player of the Year award.

MORE: Norfolk youngster earns acclaim of Leicester team-mates after breakthrough season

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