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Flying Craig Gilroy has chance to bag try of season double

By Michael Sadlier

Craig Gilroy could net a double success after again making the shortlist for the Guinness PRO12's Try of the Season.

The 25-year-old made off with last year's accolade for his stunning effort against the Scarlets and this time has been nominated for another mesmerising score which saw him outwit five Treviso defenders to weave his way through and dot down at the Kingspan last October.

Ulster's Stuart McCloskey is also on the eight-player shortlist after he impressively touched down from a typical pile-driving run against the Ospreys back in September.

While Gilroy would appear to be in a strong position for another award, he will face some pretty decent opposition including from former Ulster squad member Tommy Seymour who scored for Glasgow Warriors from a spectacular cross-kick against his home province last month at Scotstoun.

Fellow Warrior Stuart Hogg is also up for a solo effort against Treviso while Bundee Aki's dramatic dive to help Connacht see off the threat of Munster is also a contender.

Others in for the award are Edinburgh's Matt Scott, Leinster's Dave Kearney and Connacht's Matt Healy.

Interestingly, no Welsh player has made the Try of the Season shortlist.

Nominated players: Stuart McCloskey (v Ospreys), Craig Gilroy (v Treviso), Bundee Aki (v Munster), Matt Scott (v Glasgow), Dave Kearney (v Ospreys), Matt Healy (v Zebre), Tommy Seymour (v Ulster), Stuart Hogg (v Treviso).

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