FORMER Cinder- ford RFC flyer Josh Adams scored yet again in Wales’ narrow semi-final defeat on Sunday, and is leading the race to be named the tournament’s top try scorer.
Wales suffered an agonising last-gasp 19-16 loss to the Springboks after the winger’s try and Leigh Halfpenny’s conversion had brought the sides level again with just over 10 minutes to play.
Only three years ago, the 24-year-old was turning out for The Foresters after being loaned out by Worcester.
And after scoring his sixth try in Japan, he is on the brink of writing his name into Rugby World Cup history.
And if picked for Friday’s bronze medal match against the All Blacks in Tokyo, he could add to his total, with only the Springbok wing Makazole Mapimpi likely to challenge him to an honour won by such legends of the game as new Zealnad’s Jonah Lomu and South Africa’s Brian Habana.
Springbok Map-impi, who is sure to play against England in Sunday’s World Cup final in Yokohama, has scored five tries to date.
Adams scored 25 points while on loan at Cinderford from Worcester Warriors in 2016, playing nine times for the Dockham Road club.
He will be returning to a new side when he flies home from Japan when he links up with Pro14 region Cardiff Blues.
Former Monmouth School for Boys’ head boy Hallam Amos, who featured in the Wales pool stage win over Uruguay, is also in the running to feature in Friday’s third and fourth-place play-off.
Wales winger George North suffered a hamstring injury in the semi-final and is a doubt.
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