Cross Keys RFC believe that they could be in contention for a World Record for the fastest rugby union try.
Last Friday, Carwyn Penny, on permit from Dragons for this match, touched down after around seven seconds in the 21-18 defeat to Cardiff in Ystrad Mynach.
We believe the current fastest record rugby union try was by Dafydd Howells for Wales U20 v Fiji in 2014.
Ian Golden from our official data supplier, Sporting Records Online, was at the ground on Friday and he was first to report on this try.
Is the fastest ever @welshpremrugby @PrincipalityPRM @WelshRugbyUnion try? Reporting from @crosskeysrfc v @Cardiff_RFC at @CSEYstradMynach and we think it was a try on EIGHT SECONDS for @PennyCarwyn that gave Keys the lead. Cold, windy and wet here so good to see an early score. pic.twitter.com/SPlrKUXiUP
— Sporting Records Online Ltd (@sportingrecs) February 8, 2019
The Dragons then placed Penny’s try as an inset to Howells’ and this was the result…
And here they are inset… we can’t call it! 🤔 You decide! 😁 pic.twitter.com/aUNYNBONAw
— Dragons 🏉 (@dragonsrugby) February 11, 2019
Ian at Sporting Records then had a further look at the try this morning and came to this result…
— Sporting Records Online Ltd (@sportingrecs) February 13, 2019
It’s still a very tough call isn’t it? Here’s a picture from the point where we believe that Penny touches down and Howells is still in the air.