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Friday, April 03, 2009

Classic Welsh Tries from 1970 to 2008

Classic Welsh Tries from 1970 to 2008

Weve got a fantastic video for you to get your weekend started with that features classic Welsh tries from the last forty years. While the timing of the video is pretty irrelevant, what it is, is a magnificent showcase of running rugby and superb tries.

For the ardent Welsh fan, or the rugby neutral who simply loves seeing great rugby being played, this is a must watch.

Its an inspirational compilation that will hopefully bring back that feeling of nostalgia that is associated with rugby from the great Welsh era of the seventies, the stand out players of the eighties, some classic tries from the nineties, and then more recently, masterpieces from the current batch of super stars, one in particular.

Great tries from John Bevan and Phil Bennet in the Seventies are mixed in with impressive moments of magic from current tv pundits Jonathan Davies and Ieuan Evans in 1988. In recent years it's been the little maestro Shane Williams who has stood out for Wales, so we see some of his sensational moments too.

All in all, this is the definitive Welsh rugby tries collection. Its 14 minutes of great rugby action that makes it a special collection that will hopefully impress, inspire, and most importantly, be thoroughly enjoyed.

At the end weve included a piece that talks about what its like to play for Wales. It's about the history, culture, and tradition associated with the love for the game in the great rugby nation.

We even hear Richard Burton, the classic actor of yester-year say what he would have given for just one Welsh cap.

Enjoy this superb collection of classic tries, and dont forget to have a look at the related links down below, for two more awesome compilations, namely from France and Ireland.

Time: 13:56
Music: Ashes, Gravity, and Natures Law, all by Embrace.

Posted by Rugbydump at 1:14 pm | View Comments (54)

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adrian April 03, 2009 1:59 pm

great video

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Bupkis April 03, 2009 2:01 pm

These were all great tries, but Jesus, you'd think 90% of Wales had the last name Williams, Jones, or Davies.I think my favorite are the older clips. Just knowing that these guys were amateurs and still that good is amazing....then again, anything by Shane Williams seems to be gold.

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tehsniper April 03, 2009 2:18 pm

Superb tries by a superb team

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lerr April 03, 2009 2:18 pm

How come there are only 5 or 6 family names in Wales? Are you guys all cousins?

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David April 03, 2009 2:44 pm

Brings a tear to my eye.Who says the north can't do running rugby, brilliant welsh tries!

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Anonymous April 03, 2009 3:04 pm

I love the Jonathan Davies try against the All Blacks in 1988. Although Wales got hammered by an amzing AB team, even the All Blacks admitted afterwards that JD had really stood out. He had such tremendous acceleration, and it was that, rather than a really high top speed that set him apart. This was also eveident in the try v. Soctland in 1988 when he got a bad pass from srum halh, chipped through and scored.

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TrinhDuck April 03, 2009 3:24 pm

Goosebumps!!Shane not only scores loads but sets up plenty too, a welsh legend.Fantastic vid.

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Luke April 03, 2009 3:53 pm

WOW. This is one of the best videos I've seen in a long time.

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brian April 03, 2009 3:55 pm

Fantastic compliation, must say shane williams is worth his weight in gold.Any chance on an english completation?;)gooo onnn

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proudwelshman April 03, 2009 4:09 pm

to brian hes worth way more than his weight more like adam jonses weight in goldamzing video we welsh r class

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Anonymous April 03, 2009 5:33 pm

its simply amazing that a country only half the size of Indiana(U.S.) can produce such a prominent rugby team

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JeremyCollins April 03, 2009 5:40 pm

Im an avid all blacks supporter but i must admit that was brilliant. One for each nation would be good, Ohh and Shane Williams is a hell of a good player.

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sean April 03, 2009 5:46 pm

excellent video. great use of music, but more happy that the commentary is still there.

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Simon April 03, 2009 6:25 pm

Just brilliant. My face is sore from smiling for 14 minutes straight. I echo Brian's request for an English compilation (Duckham, Guscott, Underwood).

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Anonymous April 03, 2009 6:27 pm

Wow what a collection, gave me goosebumps and Im not even Welsh.

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Felix April 03, 2009 6:50 pm

I have to say that I think my favourite part of this video is when the commentator has to rapid-fire yell "Rees Williams to Shane Williams to Martyn Williams!" in a mad attempt to try and keep up with the play.Great video, RD. Absolutely fantastic.

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Abs7 April 03, 2009 7:34 pm

Very emotional for me to watch, Richard Burton on this video was spot on.... basically every welshman would die to play for wales. Thanks rugby dump you've brought back so many happy memmories for me personally. My Father used to breathe rugby until he passed away from cancer 2 days after the scottland game this year. We always used to argue who is better gerald davies or shane williams?? it would be interesting to find out what others think!!Thank you again for the video. cymru am byth

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doos April 03, 2009 8:11 pm

dont much care for Wales...

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Anonymous April 03, 2009 9:15 pm

doos > Let Wales embrace you like your parents never did. We can work through this together.

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Matt April 03, 2009 9:20 pm

To Doos.If you dont care much for wales why bother watching the video and commenting?Absolutly amazing video!only 17 and never seen some of these tries before.Class:) Hopefully the current team can provide a compilation as good as that in years to come:)Would be great to see an english one too i must agree:)Any National team produces some amazing moments:)Thanks very much RD!

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Anonymous April 03, 2009 9:48 pm

cant quite put my finger on it but theres something about this video thats just so moving. fantastic.

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mise April 03, 2009 10:24 pm

i think one part of that special something is the diminutive size of so many of them. Serious steppin and acceleration, with v quick and comprehensive vision - seeing what to do, where and when really fast.For example, check the iian evans try where he uses the ref to cross!Its also the wholeness of the story of Welsh rugby - it being part of the way of life.

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Anonymous April 04, 2009 12:08 am

"These were all great tries, but Jesus, you'd think 90% of Wales had the last name Williams, Jones, or Davies."Or Thomas

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eating is cheating April 04, 2009 1:23 am

shane williams..........i know its a bold statement because there have been so many legends before him but i do belive he will go down as the best player to ever pull on the red top!!

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Anonymous April 04, 2009 2:19 am

Did I just watched gareth thomas with hair!!??BTW Awesome video

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granite April 04, 2009 5:30 am

I agree that this was a stirring clip. The "je ne sais quoi" of the clip for me is the crowd reaction, especially in the old clips. On some of the kick ahead tries the entire crowd ooh'd when the chip went over, gasped when the players chased the ball, roared when the ball was kicked on then cheered as the try was scored. I can't imagine what it would be like to be in a crowd like that.I haven't seen it in a while, but I thought at least 1 of the tries from the Wales vs Fiji RWC '07 deserved to be in this compilation. Anyone else agree?

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Shaft April 04, 2009 8:29 am

I don't think we need to nitpick granite - everything about this was fantastic as is. I've watched it a few times now.. all 14 mins worth. As someone who's not welsh, that says a lot. Great vid, great tries, special moments. To be respected no matter where you come from.

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Anonymous April 04, 2009 9:13 am

oh, diolch yn fawr!i think it would be biased to say that i think it's the best compilation on this great site, but i must.. No one knows what it's like to be Welsh, it's an undiscribable passion that we all share.

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hickie April 04, 2009 9:50 am

My favorite players are Jones, Thomas and Williams lol

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rrack April 04, 2009 9:51 am

Being welsh is a passion for alcoholism and Tom Jones above all

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YankyTom April 04, 2009 10:03 am

absolutely breathtaking, this should be shown to anyone who doesnt play rugby!

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Anonymous April 04, 2009 12:56 pm

love welsh rugby

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geraint April 04, 2009 1:02 pm

Best try for me is at 5 mins, bennett against scotland. All brilliant tries but theres something about that one. My favourite try of all time. Cheers for the clip Rugby DumpDiolch

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QUINS!! April 04, 2009 6:58 pm

Great vid, shane williams must surely go down as one of thee greatest welsh players ever. Any chance of an england one?

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Tom April 04, 2009 9:35 pm

One word for that: epic

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Anonymous April 05, 2009 12:18 am

love that try by the scrummy, juggling the ball for a few metres, great control.

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Anonymous April 05, 2009 1:12 am

Some great tries by williams and davies there, few good ones from jones also. good hands from jones to jones and good support from willaims, davies is a hell of a player, i would say those three would be my top 6 welsh players, although its tight, as jones and williams are pushing into that top 6 welsh players too

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Anonymous April 05, 2009 1:28 am

Amazing stuff

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Anonymous April 05, 2009 1:30 am

hmm, williams is good, but i feel because of his size he gets over rated, if he was a normal size he wouldnt have as much media hype, i dont dispute he is good, i just dont think he is as good as the media hype him up to be.BTW well done wales for a good finish in the 6 nations this year.....oh"We didnt diserve where we came in the end".......typical wales assuming they should win everything by turning up. I thought England were the only team who belive all their own hype in the media, it seems wales have caught the same bug from the english

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tebz April 05, 2009 3:05 am

Way to stay on topic anonymous above me. Any thoughts on the actual vid? gtfo prick

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David April 05, 2009 8:19 am

What on earth are you on about Anonymous? Henson was gutted because we came 4th, and as well he should be! since gatland picked the second team vs italy we had a really bad points difference, and it all rested on the Ireland game. A gamble that didn't pay off.Anyways, god willing ickle Shane can last until the 2011 world cup. One of a kind!

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David April 05, 2009 8:21 am

Edit: Woop Woop, my dad used to play with Clive Rhys, called him Billy Whizz back in the day :D

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Anonymous April 05, 2009 10:54 am

and yet again someone finds a way to slag gavin henson off... there's a new one.Loved the video, as a welshman this made me so proud. Thanks a lot RD :)

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Pete April 05, 2009 12:14 pm

Amazing vid... Think it was originally broadcast on the BBC, but its a work of artLove the Richard Burton quoteDiolch yn fawrCymru am byth!

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00jepps71 April 05, 2009 1:58 pm

great video, great heritage and awesome tries. but all that did for me was some up how poor they were in the 6nations, that bit at the end bout what it means. feels like a lot of players and teams these days are goin the same way as football. Its becoming a profession not a vocation. When it came down to it the taffs just didnt want it enough this year. just look at people like henson or byrne, if they had the same love and commitment as people like jpr then theyd spend a heck of lot less time on their hair and doing publicity, and a lot more time on the field

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Bealy April 05, 2009 2:07 pm

TO Anon "England were the only team to believe their own hype" uummmm Irish Grand slam? forgot that did you? one minute england are terrible and shameful one game and your world beaters. This is not me saying this its your own press! 3 grand slams in four years come on the magners league!Amazing vid btw one of the best i've seen, emotional stuff with us welsh

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Anonymous April 05, 2009 3:36 pm

Ignore the petty comments from the bitter people higher up, this video is supreme, Passion, flair, speed, incredible hands, great tries, and there are tries in there from all eras and against all nations. Good stuff.

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Anonymous April 05, 2009 3:37 pm

Video and rugby from god, minority of comments courtesty of football type thickos.

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Ern April 07, 2009 8:47 am

I am a hard core All Blacks fan, but I loved watching every second of that vid. It reminded me that Rugby is a better game when Wales are doing well.

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Fire in the belly, i April 07, 2009 7:13 pm

Edwards and Bennett have got to be the best half back partnership of all time. Yes youv got Gregan and Larkham, Carter and Kelleher, Dawson and Wilkinson, but who can make magic like those two?

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Anonymous May 16, 2010 11:49 pm

Im not even welsh, im an englishman through and through. But you cant deny that some of the rugby there was absolutely outstanding - for such a small nation to produce that quantity of talent is amazing.

They never seem to be a big team, just the awareness and raw skill and intrinsic knowledge of the game youve just got to say hats off to them.

As others have said - get one done for england (but it pains me to say it i dont think we play as "sexy" rugby as they do so wont have as many amazing tries)

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mariano May 18, 2010 10:50 pm

What a great video, I love rugby, I think the best sport in the whole world, I dont know any other game that teachs you the way rugby does, the fellowship that most of the times ends on a lifetime friendship, things like this makes me love it even more. Anyway like I read it on other comments, it gaves you goosebumps to watch it and I take my hat off before this Welsh players.

Im not Welsh, I'm from Argentina. But you cant deny that some of the rugby there was absolutely outstanding no matter where you are from.

Cheers to all the people who feels and love the rugby the way most of who had the great pleasure to play it does.

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Tom May 30, 2010 1:59 pm

at 9:20
rhys williams, its rhys williams to shane williams, shane williams running, passes the ball to martin williams. martin williams scores!

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