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Monday, November 24, 2008

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 10

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 10

After another hectic weekend of rugby action, we're starting off today with some footage from the Top 14 in France, and more specifically, the top tries from round 10 of this facinating league.

As always, it's a mixed bag with tries from all across the country, and by players from all over the world. Many of those players have been given a lifeline in France, with a chance to make a name for themselves when they perhaps haven't quite made it in their own country.

Others are there because they've been brought over on big money deals. Mark Gasnier for example, is one who was a sensational signing for Stade Francais, and we see him scoring a nice try here against Montpellier.

The top try though, which was from the same match, comes from young French international Julien Tomas who had a great dart down the right wing, before dummying to beat two defenders.

There's plenty of others to enjoy too, so once again, here are the best tries from round 10 of the Top 14.


Time: 04:08

Posted at 11:27 am | 17 comments

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Eric November 24, 2008 3:15 pm

As usual, great hands for great tries.

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Frenchy November 24, 2008 3:26 pm

Good example of what french rugby is all about: passing

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bobeto November 24, 2008 3:37 pm

frenchy:a pity we can't translate that to the national side, where our tactic of choice is running into the arms of opposition back rows or booting the ball away

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Nathan November 24, 2008 7:29 pm

nice tries.i love the ref's comment on n.4 : "oh s'il vous plait, on est pas au football hein !" (> "come on, we're not playing football here").

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tehsniper November 24, 2008 7:33 pm

nothing especially great in that video you see billions of tries like that in the S14...

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Feargal November 24, 2008 7:40 pm

my god! billions of tries? most have very poor defence in the super 14. or maybe youre being a twit....

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Foitor November 24, 2008 9:04 pm

I can't see any great hands in n.7, only a lucky bounce on the head ;)

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Frenchy November 24, 2008 9:07 pm

@ bobetoI know. Lievremont really needs to institute a passing game. It was really sad to see them run into huge pacific islanders. They would get shut down immediately. lol

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francois November 24, 2008 11:45 pm

nah you can't compare S14, with a mere 13 games per seasons (unless you make it to the semis) it's plenty of time for a good creatine workout and big guys all around the place...either are good to watch though (from your tv, coz if we're talking about the stadium, top14 is way above of S14's league :)

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V99 November 25, 2008 12:11 am

#1 actually was that good. That was just poor defense.I'd have to say was it #9? Where it came off his head? That was brilliant.

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Anonymous November 25, 2008 1:02 am

That try from Julien Tomas was awesome.where the hell was Stade's defense??

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Anonymous November 25, 2008 12:23 pm

the top 14 should have the best tries its got the highest paid players all put together to form super teams. super 14 is predominantly people from each region. and for the record, the french teams have some of the softest tackling backs in the world. its difficult to score tries in super 14 because the backs can tackle.

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opfazonk November 25, 2008 2:53 pm

is it just me or are those top 14 tries getting better with every week? :)

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Rich November 25, 2008 3:16 pm

sur la tete indeed

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Cheyanqu November 25, 2008 5:38 pm

Assuming that the try scorer was in front of his teammate, #7 is actually not a try.Should have been accidental offsides, or a offside w/ penalty.Per Law 11's Definitions:"In general play a player is offside if the player is in front of a team mate who is carrying the ball, or in front of a team mate who last played the ball.""Played" is defined as "The ball is played when it is touched by a player."Since it bounced off the teammate's head, it was played.The referee's judgement could have come into play here on several levels. However, he could have referred it to the TMO if he really wanted.It's hard to tell from the video clip if the try scorer was indeed ahead of his teammate.

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Anonymous November 25, 2008 9:21 pm

Excellent videos as usual!Only one suggestion to uploaders: instead of youtube use megavideo, wuapi, or vimeo; as they provide much higher quality!

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Anonymous November 26, 2008 7:12 am

Response of the uploader : thanx, I'll seriously think about it. But you can go on my youtube page to see this vid on "higher" quality. (I know quality is a still a concept for Youtube).

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