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Sunday, August 05, 2007

John Kirwan's great solo try vs Italy - RWC 1987

John Kirwan 1987

At the inaugral Rugby World Cup in 1987, John Kirwan completely carved up the opposition with some breathtaking displays of speed and agility.

Great balance, strength, and speed make him one of the legendary wingers of the game.

This highlights clip includes possibly the greatest ever solo try, scored against Italy. 

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Will Topps August 06, 2007 4:02 pm

Class!

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Will Topps August 06, 2007 4:06 pm

Best bit = The break by the halfie vs France.

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backin15 August 06, 2007 10:57 pm

20 years ago, hard to believe really. Kirwan was a magnificent Wing - first of the modern Wings that had pace and size.

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Anonymous August 07, 2007 6:10 am

Legend.

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No.7 August 07, 2007 4:17 pm

that scrum half took a hard tackle in his break!! awesome break too!!!

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Anonymous August 07, 2007 4:47 pm

Great Player, but no way thats the best try ever. Very nice one, but seems like he was playing alone, those italians wouldn`t tackle anyone.

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fishboy August 08, 2007 3:01 am

Lovely work. But the most amazing thing in that compilation I reckon is seeing Griz Wylie crack a smile! Scary...

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Anonymous March 14, 2008 3:24 pm

I'd happily call it the greatest solo try ever. but i gotta say, no disrespect the Italians, but the defense was poor. the last "tackle" if you want to call it that was pathetic. i know John's an amazing winger but he didn't even have to evade it. the Italian "missed" lol.

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