Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Round Seven of the Super 14 provided us with plenty to shout about as we witnessed some classic matches, nail-biting finishes, huge hits, and loads of razzle dazzle. Heres a look at the best tries with our regular Pick of the Week.
The Waratahs stole the game from the Blues in the last ten minutes as Lachie Turner sealed the 39-32 win with an intercept try as the visitors pushed for the win at the Sydney Football Stadium.
The tries of the match, as featured here, came from Rudi Wulf, Dean Mumm, and Isaia Toeava, and Totafu Polota-Nau. Wulf and Polota-Nau showed their power, Mumm did the same for the Tahs, but with a handoff, and Toeava got on the end of an excellent move from the backs.
The Bulls travelled to Perth and managed to maintain their unbeaten run by beating the Force 28-15 in a match that tested them more than they would have liked. Pierre Spies was immense on the night, scoring a try after relentless pressure, but Zane Kirchner gets his try featured after some nice hands out wide put away.
As featured on RD earlier, the Sharks beat the Hurricanes 29-26 with a nailbiting finish at Westpac Stadium. The try of the match was undoubtedly the team effort that featured Jaques Botes handling twice to set up JP Pietersens run in.
The Highlanders beat the Lions 39-29 in Dunedin, with the tourists now sitting on seven defeats in a row despite never giving up. They scored five tries, but it was Israel Dagg who kicked nine out of ten kicks at goal to add to their penalty try, and efforts from Kendrick Lynn and Hayden Triggs. The Triggs try was excellent, involving many players.
Elsewhere, the Reds beat the Cheetahs 31-10 with tries by Will Genia, Digby Ioane, and Nathan Hynes. With a jampacked package this week, none of those were considered good enough considering the soft Cheetahs defence that allowed them to coast through.
The Brumbies edged out the Chiefs with a late try to Matt Toomua, taking the final score to 30-23 after earlier tries from 18 year old debutant Michael Hooper and scrumhalf Josh Valentine. The Valentine try featured a very neat finishing step, and the Toomua try is included simply because it was such a massive moment from the match. Enjoy.
Which would be your number 1 try of the weekend?
Music: Gold, Guns, and Girls by Metric