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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Air New Zealand Cup - Round 2 Highlights

Air New Zealand Cup - Round 2 Highlights

As Round 3 of the Air New Zealand Cup came to a close today, we take a look back at some of the best tries from Round 2 of New Zealand's main domestic competition.

While the tries scored in Round 2 possibly weren't as good as Round 1, it was an enjoyable few days of rugby. Dan Carter took the spotlight once again, as he put in a performance worthy of an All Black call up against Auckland.

Paul Williams, who later in the game smashed Carter with a suspension worthy shoulder, got on the scoresheet for Auckland with a try that came from some great build up play across the park.

Elsewhere, Northland beat Taranaki with flyhalf Lachie Munroe scoring 24 points, including a classy individual effort, and then later setting up Derek Carpenter for another try.

Tasman beat North Harbour with fullback Robbie Malneek finishing well, and Soseni Anesi scored an impressive individual try as Waikato beat Manawatu in Hamilton.

Tamati Ellison made a nice break for Wellington before setting up Hosea Gear for a nice try in their match against Hawke's Bay in Napier.

Flyer David Smith then finished off well after a wayward kick went straight to him, capping off our short look at the best of Round 2 of the Air New Zealand Cup.

Time: 03:03
Music: All On Our Own by Midnight Youth

Posted by Rugbydump at 10:36 pm | View Comments (10)

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JuiCe August 16, 2009 10:05 pm

Song is a bit crap in beginning but good later. Some good rugby nice to see old Carter back.

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Phil August 16, 2009 10:59 pm

Great chip and chase from the number 10. Brilliant individual effort :)

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Anonymous August 17, 2009 12:24 am

that first try had like, what? ten phases? incredible

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ahyeh August 17, 2009 3:54 am

i like david smiths little goose step as he was running away for that last try.

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Mikee August 17, 2009 4:07 am

ya, that 1st clip took up nearly half the video though, musthave been a very excitin week if thats the case

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Cheis August 17, 2009 8:11 am

that picture above the vid!!

Is he trying to steal the guys mouth-guard?

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pradel August 17, 2009 10:00 am

Does anyone knows who the huge Auckland n9 (actually wearing the number 20) is ?

He looks bigger than BK!

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Charles August 17, 2009 2:05 pm

It's Taniela Moa.

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Anonymous August 17, 2009 7:38 pm


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Brennie August 17, 2009 10:37 pm

Blue no.10 knocks-on before scoring

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