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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Guinness Premiership Pick of the Week - Round 18

Guinness Premiership Pick of the Week - Round 18

After another busy weekend in the world of rugby, today were looking back at the weekends action in the Guinness Premiership, with the pick of the weeks tries for Round 18.

One of the performances of the weekend came from Saracens and hooker Schalk Brits, as they romped to a 58-15 victory over Newcastle Falcons. Brits scored twice, but it was his first try that caught the eye as he beat no less four players on his way to the tryline.

Leicester Tigers also had a high scoring win as they beat Worcester 38-19 at Sixways. An early try was scored by Jeremy Staunton before Ben Youngs crossed later on. Toby Flood kicked 24 points himself, so despite the big win, the Tigers failed to pick up a bonus point.

Bath beat Harlequins 24-13 at the Rec with nice tries from prop Duncan Bell, Joe Maddock, and Olly Barkley. Tom Williams, of Bloodgate fame, scored a really good late try for Harlequins as they put some respectability on the score line.

London Irish beat Sale Sharks 38-0 at the Madjeski Stadium on Sunday, with Steffon Armitage picking up two tries. John Rudd scored early as he got on the end of a nice bit of passing. Chris Hala'ufia then set up Armitages try with a break off the back of the scrum, and played provider for the flanks second too.

Roger Wilson scored for Northampton Saints just before the half as they beat London Wasps 14-9 at Franklins Gardens. Stephen Myler came off the bench to kick a late penalty and drop goal to seal the win in a tight match.

I know which try I'll be telling my mates about, but which is your favourite?


Time: 03:32
Music: Lost In Stereo by All Time Low

Posted at 8:04 am | 33 comments

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Box March 30, 2010 7:45 am

Pfft, high scoring? Where's my 3-3 draws? :P

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Benson March 30, 2010 7:53 am

^ I was thinking the same thing..
The old farts must be all flustered now.

Lovely tries though some of them. Cheers

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Bradders March 30, 2010 8:06 am

I dont believe these tries, must top any GP weekend this season for try quality?

Shalk Brits is surely a 7 in disguise!!??

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Richard March 30, 2010 8:10 am

Front row union in action this week... and from more than 5 yards out

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Anonymous March 30, 2010 8:21 am

@ Bradders

You right regarding Brits, a 7 in disguise.

That's why Jake White never rated him, because he can't do the basics of a hooker

Scrumming
Lineout throwing

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Anonymous March 30, 2010 8:32 am

Great Tries, the Bath v Harlequins game was brutal but also a great skillfull game

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Hackney Griffin March 30, 2010 8:37 am

Thanks for the vids. Shame ITVs coverage of the Prem is so godawful. Would love to see an extra angle or two of Brits ridiculous try.

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Kenny March 30, 2010 8:53 am

Your right Hackney, all coverage of Guinness Prem is awful, one game shown on sky sports on the weekend and then this piss poor highlights show that has more interviews and music video packages then actual rugby shown on itv 1 at 12 at night. Its repeated on itv 4 a day later at 6 in the evening but its still not good enough, i mean theres about 6 games and all they can show is 1 live.

Most weekend i can get top 14 games live as well as all the ML games and most super 14, yet i can only see 1 live guinness prem game a week if im lucky.

The rules can make the game as open as they want but if you cant watch the games, who really cares!!

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The Inside Shoulder March 30, 2010 9:31 am

Schalk Brits has to be one of, if not the, best try of the season.

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Anonymous March 30, 2010 10:18 am

Awesome!

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alexis March 30, 2010 10:26 am

shalk brits is impressive. damn the first try is unrealistic!!!

love it.

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Cheis March 30, 2010 10:36 am

schalk brits first one, he's very quick and light on his feet for a hooker!!

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The Inside Shoulder March 30, 2010 11:48 am

Like Andrew Titterall but better.

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3/4 centre March 30, 2010 1:08 pm

Some top quality tries here, I find the last try for the saints is the better, with a great defense from wasps.

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Anonymous March 30, 2010 1:15 pm

What, no comments about piss poor tackling being the cause of these good tries...? Failing them; a stunning indictment of the account of rugby that goes on on this site.

All pretty spectacular tries. The line in Staunton's, and Brits' ball sense for his second are the most impressive elements for me.

Also anyone fancy Geraghty, Flutey and Tait at 10, 12, 13 for England?

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Anonymous March 30, 2010 2:07 pm

excellent vid but can we get rid of that crap music plz ?

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Anonymous March 30, 2010 2:14 pm

Brilliant vid, loved the final try.

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Phil March 30, 2010 2:31 pm

Best vid in ages, watched it twice back to back. Thought music was good, don't know why anonymous is complaining.

Let's avoid the temptation to bring up a debate involving the 'h' word... just great rugby and a pleasure to watch.

Cheers RD.

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Anonymous March 30, 2010 3:10 pm

And they say the Super 14's defences are bad... Geez

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kevdetoulouse March 30, 2010 3:57 pm

nice!
guinness premiership back to its best!
Like the French teams, seems the level rises with season ending pression.
We're gonna have some awsome HC playoffs! Can't wait!

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Anonymous March 30, 2010 4:06 pm

the improvement in the weather means were now able to play a more open style which just hasnt been possible through the freezing wet winter weve just had.

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David March 30, 2010 4:32 pm

music made my ears bleed but some bloody great tries! Schalk Britz try was fantastic!

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Benson March 30, 2010 4:34 pm

^ And yet when high scoring matches happen in the Super 14, you all blame bad defence. Look at some of these scores from the GP now.. SHOCKING! Someone must have changed the rules, surely. Or bad tackling? NBA scores, or is rugby turning into rugby league up there?
It could never be just good, entertaining rugby, never. No way. Impossible.

;)

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Benson March 30, 2010 4:36 pm

Woops, my comment was aimed at anonymous.. not David.
David, the original commentary/summary's are from ITV. Believe me, you'd rather have the music.

That Tom Williams try was good. Nice open play.

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Anonymous March 30, 2010 4:57 pm

well benson, that anonymous wasnt me, but did he once say there was fantastic defence?? no one says all super 14 is bad defence, but in high scoring matches there is a huge element of awful defence....

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mat March 30, 2010 8:28 pm

clearly the no 12 barged the last defender in the last clip??

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Anonymous March 30, 2010 10:00 pm

For loose fast play there is no better hooker in the world than Schalk Brits. However, the conditions in the UK is more suited for a big heavy forward.
Neverless, an awesome try!!

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Anonymous March 30, 2010 10:44 pm

Some ok tries there, Brits was excellent.
The plays a bit slow though isn't it?

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Anarchangel March 31, 2010 1:20 am

Well put Benson.

After all, every try results from someone doing something wrong.

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Alain March 31, 2010 9:15 am

brits line out throwing isnt bad.its pretty good actually...as for his scruming im pretty sure it has improved alot since playing in the GP.Thanks RD

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Anonymous March 31, 2010 9:27 am

Brits, Nieto and Tonga'hua at Saracens next year, I hate to say it but that's a formidable and mobile front row.

So nice to see quins losing.

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mise March 31, 2010 11:42 pm

count the fouls for the last try

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tzhall April 24, 2010 10:21 am

I agree with mat, did anyone else see Tom Varndell barged in the last try by Northampton...? Surely that's obstruction?

Awesome try by Brits

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