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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Tom Croft 60m winning try vs NZ Maori in the 2007 Churchill Cup

Tom Croft 60m winning try - Churchill Cup

There have been quite a few requests for this 60 meter match winning try by England Saxons replacement lock Tom Croft against the New Zealand Maori in the Churchill Cup.

Croft is a 1.98m youngster who weighs 104kg. He plays lock and can also play as a loose forward, as you can see by the great pace he showed here down the right wing.

It looks like he's coasting but as you can see, he outruns the Maori players.

Posted by Rugbydump at 9:49 am | View Comments (18)

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Anonymous July 03, 2007 11:59 am

Great try, not wanting to rain on his parade though but if you watch carefully, the outside centre chasing him gets cut up by the prop who misses with the tap tackle. Croft scored a similiar try against the Ospreys in the Powergen final too, hopefully that should come up here too.Dan

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Anonymous July 03, 2007 12:07 pm

haha brilliant!!!!

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Anonymous July 03, 2007 12:19 pm


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goodNumber10 July 03, 2007 1:00 pm

it's a good try...The best england try of that game imo though was tom voyces.the best try was the Maori try from their own 22

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Anonymous July 03, 2007 7:27 pm

was at the match and he looked even faster in real life!! serious gas for a 2nd row

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Anonymous July 04, 2007 7:22 am

Definatley faster than the sloth-like Kay!

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Craig July 04, 2007 4:30 pm

um yeh cool, but you do think that someone should have stopped him!!! i suppose its hard to see the pace really, but well done anyway!!!

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Anonymous July 05, 2007 8:12 am

he didnt put the ball down lol

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Anonymous July 05, 2007 8:14 am

ok he did my bad

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Anonymous July 05, 2007 4:54 pm


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Anonymous August 03, 2007 7:37 am

Great try but i have to agree; i THINK the ouside center would have had a better chance of tackling him if he wasn't cut off by the prop. Great try none the less.

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Anonymous August 16, 2007 3:50 pm

The center didnt deserve to make the tackle if a prop cut him off anyways..good try though..i did the same thing back in april at the millfield rugby festival when the usa u17 team play romanias u17 team

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Ruggerboy December 16, 2007 5:30 pm

you went to millfield?? i'm turning 17 in january and i'm trying to make it to the portuguese u17 squad cause we're going to millfield this year... kinda difficult as i'm only 5ft 9 and was the tournament last year?

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nico January 14, 2008 4:04 pm

I agree with comment #12. The prop actually covers back faster than the centre does! So the centre didn't deserve to make the tackle indeed. Good try.

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Anonymous March 18, 2008 11:42 pm

fastest man in world rugby

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Anonymous March 22, 2008 8:33 pm

tom croft plays open side not lock and hes the second fastest man in leicester tigers after tom varndell, whos being touted as faster than habana, so being slower than tom varndells not exactly an insult to a forward

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Anonymous June 24, 2008 5:19 pm

@ Rugger boy, i am currently thirteen and i play rugby in Romania although im an aussie through and through, if you do play Romania im sure you will beat them, i have to train with the u17 and im only 13 and im 5'2 and i weigh 106 pounds

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Anonymous July 04, 2008 3:41 am

yeah we lost to both of them in '07 but killed em this year by 30+ points...

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