Recap from Highlanders' historic win

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Toulon play the France '98 FIFA WC squad

Jerry Collins appearance for club 2nd XV

Some of the greatest amateur rugby hits

Andrew Trimble big hit leads to try

Matt Talaese red carded at fulltime

Pass Around The World with Allianz

Jerry Collins Haka the day before crash

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 4

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 4

Round 4 of the Top 14 took place on Wednesday last week. Some great tries were scored around French rugby hotspots, so weve got the best of the lot here in this Best Tries of the Top 14 compilation for Round 4.

Toulouse won narrowly against Bourgoin, but Freddie Michalak had a blotch on his performance card as he tossed a gift to Lionel Mazars, who sprinted away for the try.

Pretty-in-pink Stade Francais continued their poor run of form, as they lost 40-35 to Montauban. Jean-Emmanuel Cassion finished off an awesome team try for Montauban on the way to their win.

Stade coaches Ewen Mackenzie and Christophe Dominici have both since been fired.

For Bourgoin, Albert Vulivuli finished off a nice try with a neat step, as they beat Racing Metro 17-3. Toulon upset traditionally stronger side Clermont, with Sinoti Sinoti scoring a nice set piece try on the way to the 26-21 victory.

Last seasons winners, Perpignan, got the win against Brive in a scrappy match in which David Marty and Christophe Manas scored tries. 21-9 was the final score there.

Coming up next: Guinness Premiership best tries

Time: 03:59

Posted by Rugbydump at 11:42 am | View Comments (19)

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Hackney Griffin September 09, 2009 12:22 pm

It looks like Stade need to add their defence coach to the sacked list - awful! Vulivuli was named to play in France... if only the English commentators had as much character and flair

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jackohos September 09, 2009 12:33 pm

Brive, if you play Andy Goode at 15, you deserve to concede those tries!

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Anonymous September 09, 2009 1:20 pm

andy goode at 15 what the hell

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opfazonk September 09, 2009 1:23 pm

honestly, with all the discussion about NH vs SH rugby or about which league is the best - there's one thing no rugby fan could ever deny: the french really have the BEST commentators xD

thx RD

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Anonymous September 09, 2009 1:25 pm

lovely tries!! :D can't help but enjoy the top 14.

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Anonymous September 09, 2009 2:48 pm

Ha, Goode. Viva la Wilko!

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Inside Shoulder September 09, 2009 4:35 pm

I wish i spoke French. Sounds like the commentators have never had as much fun!

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Anonymous September 09, 2009 8:30 pm

best league in world at the moment me thinks!!!

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mise September 09, 2009 8:41 pm

France are also the complete anomaly in the (thus ridiculous) NH SH debate

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mise September 09, 2009 8:41 pm

oh yea: and those tries - not in order surely!?!

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ToulouseFan September 09, 2009 9:19 pm

In the article :

"Toulouse won narrowly against Bourgoin"

LOL... Game was against Bayonne...

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JJM September 10, 2009 6:56 am

Andy = No Goode

Just set up your meatloaf tribute act now Andy.

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granite September 10, 2009 8:48 am

I've watched try no. 2 10 times now, trying to work out where the overlap came from. I know the Toulon 9 drew his opposite number to the wrong side of the scrum, but it looks to me like Clermont had 2 people on the far side of the scrum defending 1 person. I can't see the Toulon full back anywhere... could he have drawn an extra Clermont player to the other side of the field?
Also, is $onny Bill Williams still playing at Toulon?

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Anonymous September 10, 2009 9:52 am

Re granite comment...

have to agree, was it just really bad defending?

There are more numbers in defence and wilko had to pick the ball off his boots. Great lines in attack though...

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Charles September 10, 2009 11:51 am


I think it's the outside center that gets dragged in and creates the overlap on the wing.

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Jon September 10, 2009 12:25 pm

Try no 2 was scored because they just didn't number up in defense.
They had three defenders on four runners off the scrum on their right hand defensive side.
They just didn't mark up properly.

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B September 10, 2009 5:37 pm

Stade coaches Ewen Mackenzie and Christophe Dominici have both since been fired.

max guazzini is so strict?

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opfazonk September 10, 2009 6:42 pm

about SBW: he's still at toulon, but has yet to recover from an injury (i think it was his calf, but i'm not sure). i assume he'll be back in a few weeks as he's already returning to lighter training sessions

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Anonymous September 10, 2009 7:55 pm

Toulon are doing better with their current centre partnership, might as well save some money and let SBW go.

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