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Super League try of the season goes to one of the league’s brightest young talents

With the season well in the rear view mirror and fans starting to look forward to the pre-season friendlies and then 2023 season start it’s easy to forget some of the brilliant rugby from the past season.

The official Betfred Super League Titter account have been asking fans to vote on their try of the season and we finally have a winner.

Castleford Tigers’ Jason Qareqare has won it for his insane 80-metre try in which he beat two or three men to burst free and tiptoe down the touchline to score beating out nine other brilliant tries.

Qareqare is only 18 but has got one hell of a future in the game having scored another great try on his debut as well, but this one was simply spectacular.

What makes the try even more special was that it came against St Helens who boasted the best defence throughout last season and eventually won the Grand Final but the fan voted element is what pleased Qareqare most.

“Wow. First, I want to thank the fans for voting for me. I’m humbled about this and so grateful for everyone that voted for me, my family and my friends for supporting me as well.”

Speaking in the video posted to Twitter by the Super League, Qareqare explained that Tigers had targeted the wide areas and it’s something he exposed brilliantly.

“We looked to shift to the edges, that’s where we knew was a soft spot for St Helens. I was looking to cut back in but Mahe (Fonua) just showed me the hand to go.

“The celebration after as well, I remember watching it back and my mouth just went super wide smiling with pure adrenaline and joy.”

Last year’s winner Mikey Lewis came second for his chip-and-chase effort against Salford Red Devils, whilst in third place also went to Humberside with Hull FC’s Cam Scott putting in another brilliant chip-and-chase try following some smart offloading.

The fact that Qareqare’s effort was fan voted as well will also mean a lot to the youngster who will try and step up and fill the 18 try void left following Derrell Olpherts move to Leeds Rhinos.

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