Thursday, August 27, 2009
The French Top 14 is back in full swing as we've seen two rounds of action already, with some great tries scored around the country in this brilliant championship of rugby that features top players from around the globe.
We've got a short clip for you today that was thrown together to cover some of the better tries scored in the first round of the tournament, in case you weren't able to see them.
Obviously all the focus so far has been on the hype surrounding the big signings, as it is every year, so players like Jonny Wilkinson and Sebastien Chabal were a significant draw card as the league kicked off.
It was one of the star performers from last season though, Fijian Napolioni Nalaga, who got off to another cracking start for Clermont, scoring two tries in their victory over Bourgoin.
For Castres, former Toulon winger Marc Andreu scored two sensational tries against Biarritz that showed the lethal finishing ability of the young flyer.
Toulouse scored a nice try against Montauban that was created by new recruit Yann David, then finished by Yves Donguy.
For Racing Metro against Albi, Sebastien Chabal came on for the last twenty minutes, but didn't feature too prominently, besides one or two nice charges. The lone try of the match was scored by Englishman Dan Scarborough after a brilliant break by their flyhalf and right wing.
We'll have the best of round two's action soon.
Music: Honey by Lovers Electric (Sam La More remix)
Note: The music is there as the original commentary wasn't available.