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Friday, August 31, 2007

Phil Bennett's classic try against Scotland in 1977

Phil Bennett's classic try against Scotland in 1977

This is one of those tries that you can watch over and over again. Sheer brilliance by the Welsh against the Scots at Murrayfield in 1977.

The Bill Mclaren commentary says it all, but some brilliant stepping to start it, and right at the end incredible hands, followed by one of the steps of the century that leaves the Scottish defenders lying on the floor helpless.

Phil Bennett scores under the posts to finish off what is commonly known and voted for as one of the best tries of all time.

No replays and not amazing quality, but nevertheless, enjoy this remarkable bit of classic stepping and passing from the team that dominated in the seventies.

Note: As with all videos featured on here, if anyone has a better quality version of this, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thanks.

Posted by Rugbydump at 9:12 am | View Comments (27)

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Anonymous August 31, 2007 10:01 pm

long live the 70's

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Anonymous September 01, 2007 12:57 am

one of the passes is completely forward.

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C September 01, 2007 1:16 am

From the angle it might seem that way, but you are obviously dumb. The ref would have called it.

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Anonymous September 01, 2007 5:51 am

his don't dumb his right and the ref is wrong it was forwardThe welsh were good in the 70's? HA! - what happend lol

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Craig September 01, 2007 8:21 am

"C" you are obviously the "dumb" one, just because it isnt called doesnt mean its not forward....check out all the videos on this site!! just cause the ref doesnt call a punch doesnt mean it is ok! ever noticed the ref is one man with 1 pair of eyes he cant see everything!

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Rugbydump Admin September 01, 2007 8:27 am

It's a great try regardless of whether you think it was forward or not, and it was pretty lateral anyway. I've seen worse passes ignored.I think you're missing the point.

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Anonymous September 02, 2007 5:50 pm

Bring back Bill McClaren!

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fishboy September 03, 2007 3:25 am

I agree with Admin there - what is with so many commenters on this site completely ignoring class and sweet play to focus on imagined negatives? There is something wrong with you if you can't appreciate good rugby unless it comes from your own team.Oh, and to the anonymouses ou there - pick a name fer gods sake. Y'know, you were probably even born with one.

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Craig September 06, 2007 9:57 am

Nope, i saw the point of this whole video, and it is a classic try!! i was just commenting on someone elses comment rather than the video!

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fishboy September 11, 2007 11:49 am

That wasn't aimed at you Craig since a) you have a name, and b) you were actually saying something something constructive. Both of which put you in the enlightened minority around here! Keep it up :)

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Cruze September 18, 2007 2:06 am

if you want to see steps then watch william ryder from fiji. he's a one to watch!

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richard October 17, 2007 9:17 am

who cares what you think about forwards, backwards,upsidedown, inside out...phil and the boys back then were and still are rugby legends, and no one since has matched their skill or determination! not bad for bunch of parttime welshmen was it..and i'm not welsh!! and as for the guy who said what happend to the'll live to eat those words one day buddie...then we'll have plenty of ha ha ha ha's

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geraint December 13, 2007 8:56 pm

To the little kid who posted "welsh were good in the 70's? HA! What happened!?" Yes the Welsh were good in the 70's, were also very good in the 50's and 60's, if you didn't know this then you probably don't know a lot about rugby so if you're going to try and take the p*ss then at least know a bit about the sport before making comments like that. At one time Wales were one of, if not the best team in the world. We're obviously far from that now, welsh rugby has been in a mess for a long time and it's still years and years from being sorted out. Hopefuly though one day we'll see Wales challenging the top nations again.

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Chris P January 01, 2008 8:11 pm

what an amazing try, beauty moves that left the defenders lookin aroundand its alot for me to say that on this video, i hate the welsh but you cant ignore amazing rugby like that

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Portuguese Fan January 02, 2008 10:43 am

Wales have a long tradition of outstanding backs. I hope they come back with a great side, with avarage fowards, just to get the ball to their backs, and unleash all the danger of excelent players, such as Dwayne Peel, Tom Shanklin, Shane Williams and that other guy from the Ospreys... James Hook.

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Anonymous January 02, 2008 4:31 pm

that is quite possibly the best try i have seen. What happened to the welsh? they're rubbish now.

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Anonymous January 02, 2008 5:23 pm

The best center this game have ever seen was welsh too: Prince Gwyn. A true legend.

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Anonymous January 04, 2008 11:26 am

wow thanks for that last comment about us welsh mate. we had so many fantastic players back then. tiny little phil bennett, JPR, Gerald. "the king" Barry John. the list goes on. i hope we can return to our best one day

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geraint March 12, 2008 12:13 pm

Looks like we improved quicker than we thought we would. One of the best tries ever.

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angus March 28, 2008 10:48 pm

As for the best try ever, take a look at the barbarians v the all blacks, gareth edwards classic.

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RuckOff August 14, 2008 4:34 pm

A truly marvelous try but they were let down by some truly naff dives over the line weren't they? Look at Shane Williams's dives these days, he's in orbit at one point, I'm sure....

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Anonymous August 16, 2008 2:53 pm

Brilliant try! =)

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slick pass November 03, 2008 11:36 am

anon said: 'The welsh were good in the 70's? HA! - what happend lol'they won the 6nations lastyear...and im irishquality team

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BarryT July 09, 2012 7:56 pm

immaculate hands for that last pass before the final step, he must have thrown that knowing his team mate was there without even looking!

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Canadian content July 13, 2012 9:22 pm

"Gerald Davies, what's he doing there?"

2 crazy side steps, a vicious stiff arm and tremendous offload, that's what. Man I wish rugby was still played like this. Fun to watch, must have been fantastic to play.

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Canadian content July 13, 2012 9:24 pm

PS; seen this a few times, on first glance the pass does look forward and perhaps was, but i think the ref gave the benefit of the doubt to the attacking team which I'll take anyday.

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John Lloyd March 02, 2014 8:33 pm

When are we going to get these games released on DVD so that fans of the sport can enjoy the games in there entirety. It is time the games from the early 1960's and 1970's were released, especially the one featuring John Taylor's famous kick. Come on get these released.

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