Written by Pat Clifton    Tuesday, 16 October 2012 17:48    PDF Print Write e-mail
Video: Isles Burns Tonga, Turns Heads
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IRB 7s World Series debutant Carlin Isles made the IRB's Tries of the Tournament video, shown below, from Gold Coast 7s for one of his scorchers against Tonga. Isles notched three tries, along with fellow debutant Luke Hume, on the weekend.

Following this try, commentator Nigel Starmer-Smith gave Isles high praise: "Give him a yard, and it’s a try…I’ve never seen anyone quicker on a rugby field than that, never ever, 15s or 7s. Don’t think anyone else has, either."

RUGBYMag first profiled the crossover athlete back in July.

"I've been playing rugby for 12 weeks and I'm really enjoying it," said Isles after scoring twice in the States' Shield semi final win against Tonga.

"Being able to play on this stage on the World Series and travel the world is something really special and I want to thank my coach and my team mates. I want to make my speed work for me and for the team and I'm still learning as I go, it's very exciting."