Gloucester Rugby’s Tom Seabrook broke the Aviva Premiership Rugby record for the fastest try on debut on Saturday in the Cherry & Whites’ defeat to Saracens.
The England Under-20 winger took just 58 seconds to find the tryline at Allianz Park at the conclusion of a flowing Gloucester move that started in their own 22.
Full-back Jason Woodward made the initial break before offloading to Ben Vellacott who found Andy Symonds who sent Seabrook over in the corner.
The previous fastest debut tries were both scored inside two minutes by Harlequins’ Ricky Nebbett, against London Irish, and Jon Ions for Wasps – both in 1997.
Mike Davies was Gloucester’s previous fastest debut scorer when he scored after just three minutes against Newcastle Falcons in April 1999.
Saracens flanker Michael Rhodes is one of four players to have scored inside five minutes along with Will Carling, Nnamdi Ezulike and Matt Jones.

A new league record📖 for @T_Seabz ! 👏👏👏
His try yesterday for @gloucesterrugby was the quickest scored by a player on debut in the competition’s history💪#GLOvSAR #AvivaPrem
— Premiership Rugby (@premrugby) May 6, 2018

Fastest Debut Tries from The Start of a Match:
58s         Tom Seabrook                   Gloucester at Saracens           5 May 18 (centre)
2’           Ricky Nebbett                   Quins v Irish                           27 Dec 97 (prop)
2’           Jon Ions                             Wasps at Quins                      13 Dec 97 (flanker)
3’           Mike Davies                      Gloucester at Falcons             25 Apr 99 (centre)
4’           Will Carling*                     Quins at Bath                         23 Aug 1997 (centre)
4’           Nnamdi Ezulike                 Tigers v Quins                        5 Sep 98 (wing)
4’           Matt Jones                         Irish at Gloucester                  5 Sep 98 (fly-half)
4’           Michael Rhodes                 Saracens v Sale                       17 Oct 15 (flanker)
* first day of Premiership Rugby
Within seconds of coming on:
Elvis Seveali’i             Bath v Saracens          1 Mar 03 (wing)
Within a minute of coming on:
Janneman Brand         Sale v Wasps   11 Sep 99 (back-row)
Kevin Dalzell              Bath at Sale     23 Feb 02 (scrum-half)

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