New Zealander Kenny Eggars described playing in the snow as ‘one of a kind’ as Bury St Edmunds earned promotion to the National League in arctic conditions on Saturday.
The Suffolk side’s star man scored his 24th try of the season to help his side on their way to their 34th consecutive victory — a run stretching back to January 2012.
“The boys have stuck it out since pre-season in July and proved themselves week in, week out,” said Eggars, whose homeland boasted sunshine and temperatures up to 24 degrees Celsius on the same day temperatures were below freezing at a snow-covered Haberden.
“We knew this was going to be the one to put us through to next year, so the boys are all happy.”
The Kiwi centre also showed his unselfish side when handing the ball to fellow countryman Brentan Krammer for a try when Eggars himself was certain to score and enhance his chances of finishing the season as the top try scorer in the entire country.
“I don’t care who scores — a try is a try,” he said.