Benito Masilevu's huge side-steps


Prop lays into fullback with big shot


Tameifuna's huge hit on Michael Hooper


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Ben Funnell slamming tackle on Hawkins


Southland sensational try after big bump


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Ludovic Mercier crazy reverse pass


The Human Hurdle Attempt

Friday, April 09, 2010

Guinness Premiership Pick of the Week - Round 19

Guinness Premiership Pick of the Week - Round 19

With a big weekend of rugby ahead, theres still time for a few more tries to get you in the mood. While weve covered the Top 14 and Super 14 with tries compilations, today you can check out the best tries from Round 19 of the Guinness Premiership in England.

There were some great tries scored all around the country and we kick off with Dominic Waldoucks effort for Wasps against London Irish, a match which they won 33-22, placing them in the tour four of the competition.

Mark Cueto scored for Sale as they beat relegation rivals Worcester 17-3 at Edgeley Park. Charlie Hodgson kicked 12 points as the win moved them six points clear of danger, with Worcester just two points away from Leeds at the bottom of the table.

Gloucester squeaked past Saracens at Kingsholm with a 29-28 win that produced some fantastic tries and running rugby in poor conditions. Fullback Freddie Burns was a excellent on the day as he kicked 19 points and put in a perfectly placed crosskick for the try by Charlie Sharples.

For Saracens, Brad Barritt and Alex Goode both finished off tries that came from brilliant build up play and handling. The passing for Barritts try was superb.

Harlequins beat Newcastle 23-14 at The Stoop as Nick Evans scored all the points for the home side with his two tries, two conversions, and three penalties. Alex Walker crossed for an excellent try for the visitors though.

Leicester stayed top of the table as they beat Bath convincingly at Welford Road. The 43-20 win came thanks to two tries by Alesana Tuilagi, a try each for Geoff Parling and Anthony Allen, and a penalty try. For Bath, Matt Banahan crossed after an excellent flick on from flyhalf Butch James, and Joe Maddock also scored.

Englands form fullback Ben Foden scored a nice try for Northampton as they beat Leeds Carnegie 14-7 at Headingly. Argentinean Prop Juan Francisco Gomez scored the try for Leeds.

The tries in this pick are of a really high standard and had to be shared. Enjoy, and apologies for the rather strange sounding ending to the song.

On a side note, thereve been plenty of requests for Tom Crofts huge hit on Olly Barkley at Welford Road. Unfortunately the match wasnt televised in its entirety, so its been pretty impossible to find a clip of the tackle. Keep the requests coming though, and enjoy the Heineken Cup, Super 14, Amlin Challenge Cup, and Guinness Premiership games this weekend.


Time: 04:13
Music: For He's a Jolly Good Felon by Lostprophets
Note: If the video doesn't work for you for some reason, you can watch it here

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FLANKER 7 April 09, 2010 8:07 am

first!

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Anonymous April 09, 2010 8:30 am

The handling in the Glos vs Saracens game was awesome, especially considering the pitch was like a mud lake.

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Anonymous April 09, 2010 8:30 am

The handling in the Glos vs Saracens game was awesome, especially considering the pitch was like a mud lake.

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kitsch April 09, 2010 8:56 am

Aside from the commentator sounding like an old sailor or something, that first Wasps try against London Irish was pretty impressive - everyone was running at full pace. The rest of them looked pretty good, too.

...why can't England seem look that confident and convincing on an international level? I know that's a dick thing to say, and people may point out that they only lost 2 matches and a draw in the 6N and anytime they lose, it's not by much...but as a non-brit, anytime I watch England play, it seems like they've got immense talent in the GP, but it never seems to bleed through to international games.

Whatever, that's just my not-so-humble opinion. Like I said, great looking tries here, though!

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3/4 centre April 09, 2010 10:23 am

that is really good old school rugby. thanks RD. and tonight, Clermont will raise up his level against Leinster. the best attack against the best defence of the competition, I think it will be a good show.

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Tom April 09, 2010 11:27 am

I just watched the 3 "Picks of the week" (Top 14, Super 14 and Guinness Premiership) in a row. And I'm forced to admit that I admire these Britons for playing such a good rugby on such shitty pitches.

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Anonymous April 09, 2010 11:29 am

Kitsch,

Those are all fairly valid points and what England supporters have been wondering for a while. Look at the Haskell try in the top 14 round up, compare that to the 'flailing elephant' impression he was doing during the 6N.

Admittedly most of it is down to approach, management and team selection. There has been far too much of a reliance on '03 club. Some of them have performed but it's really not building a team for the future. Where as you see young guys getting decent runs with other international teams(Ginea, Pocock, Sexton). England seem less willing to do that and use it as a last resort. Is our future with Shaw, Borthwick, Thompson?

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Anonymous April 09, 2010 1:42 pm

through to the music you added, there is no way to watch your clips in germany...

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Anonymous April 09, 2010 1:45 pm

yeah in Germany you cant watch the video :-(

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Anonymous April 09, 2010 2:17 pm

Have to say, the guiness premiership is starting to look far more impressive than it initially did at the beginning of the season.

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Greiffel April 09, 2010 2:20 pm

Ze Germans - there's a link under the video if it's blocked for you.

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Nico April 09, 2010 7:37 pm

Very good handling and offloads. Especially considering the muddy conditions for some of these games! I thought it was the Super 14! :-)
More seriously, have to agree with kitsch here: was the England-France game a glimpse of England finally starting to show the same GP skills and will to play at international level? The odd bitter one could probably argue that it's not gonna happen since GP has quite a lot of foreign players. But that's a pretty feeble argument TMHO and while these players may indeed contribute to the GP games, they don't necessarily run the show.

Did I just have an argument with myself? LoL

Looking forward to seeing more of the same.

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granite April 10, 2010 11:17 am

Some good rugby diet there, very enjoyable to watch. Looks like the standard of rugby round the globe is at a high point at the moment!

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Anonymous April 11, 2010 3:39 am

It's good, but not as fast.
That's the real difference when it comes to international level.
The GP needs to be played at a higher pace if it's going to produce a better English national team.

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Jordan April 13, 2010 5:56 pm

Is Alex Goode related to Andy Goode? I can't imagine that Goode is a very popular name, but being an American what the hell do I know?

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