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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Currie Cup best tries mix - The first four rounds

Currie Cup best tries mix - The first four rounds

All of a sudden the rugby calendar is picking up as the ITM Cup kicked off in New Zealand, the Tri Nations is at about halfway, and the Currie Cup served up another helping of enjoyable games. Here is a best tries mix from the first few rounds of that tournament.

Despite the Springboks not doing too great in the past few weeks on the international scene, the Currie Cup hasnt been affected and continues to draw interest and decent sized crowds around the country.

The provincial rivalry is as strong as ever and while the traditional powers have been strong, a team like Griquas have shown again this year that they can produce great tries, particularly when possessing a guy out wide like Bjorn Basson.

Western Province lead the tournament currently though, playing some fantastic rugby and being bolstered on the weekend by the return of Springboks Gio Aplon and Juan De Jongh. Aplon himself scored two great tries, one of which is shown here.

The Sharks are in second place after they snuck a win over the Cheetahs with two late tries to nineteen year old Patrick Lambie. Both of those are featured at the end of this clip, with the second coming directly from the restart after the first.

This video covers four weeks and shows a total of eleven tries, so lets get to it. The video quality in parts isnt as good as it perhaps should be, so apologies for that, but the tries on display are great to watch so enjoy. ITM Cup highlights will follow soon.


Time: 06:23
Tryscorers in order: Tewis De Bruyn, Bjorn Basson, John Mametsa, Bjorn Basson, Gio Aplon, Craig Burden, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Keegan Daniel, Deon van Rensburg, Patrick Lambie, Patrick Lambie.

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Anonymous August 03, 2010 12:56 pm

Nice nice :D

-B

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Anonymous August 03, 2010 1:03 pm

good work

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Abbyno7 August 03, 2010 1:05 pm

The look on that Cheetahs fan's face at the end is one all Scottish fans can feel some sympathy with...absolute gutter.
Great tries and I thought the quality was good.

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Tom August 03, 2010 1:37 pm

great vid, love seeing all these great tries when I open my internet.

@Abbyno7
haha yeah, he looked like he was about to cry, poor sod.

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Anonymous August 03, 2010 2:52 pm

That second lambie try is amazing. He set up the initial attack on one side of the pitch and finished it of on the other! Incredible!

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Lefthand August 03, 2010 4:42 pm

I love watching that little Saffa Shane Williams, Gio Aplon. That try he scored is something Williams does all the time - run right into a gap where the only guy covering is a big fatty forward.

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Leeners93 August 03, 2010 5:39 pm

didnt see any problem with the quality there RD.
great tries,great games,great entertainment all-round.
nice one :)

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Anonymous August 03, 2010 6:13 pm

Gee Lambie is one Legend in the making!He should have a go at fullback for Boks!Come on SHARKS!!!!

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Robert August 03, 2010 10:21 pm

Boks looks strong for 2015.

Give em time to gel.

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Anonymous August 03, 2010 11:31 pm

good to the sharks recent form make it to the highlights reel :)

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Anonymous August 04, 2010 12:54 am

GIO APLON! WHAT A STEP!

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Hendrick August 04, 2010 1:01 am

That Cheetahs fan face at the end was priceless. :)

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EARugbyFan August 04, 2010 1:10 am

Cheers, RD.

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Nicko August 04, 2010 2:03 am

Bjorn Basson and Aplon were real impressive... Some good depth in South Africa, iv never even herd of Basson... Does he play Super Rugby yet?

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Anonymous August 04, 2010 2:15 am

A little bit, not much yet, but he will.

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Nerk August 04, 2010 5:51 am

Great stuff SA! just wondering, are all the games played in the big stadiums or is it like the ITM cup where you have big teams in places like eden park and the rural teams in Bayer growers stadium and maclean park and stuff like that?

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FrankyH August 04, 2010 7:29 am

Basson came on in the recent test against Wales actually, and Italy. He seems to be a real talent, but could be one of those flash in the pan types who needs a longer stint in Super rugby before making it all the way properly.

@ Nerk - It's actually the main stadiums, but there's a few smaller sides who have tiny grounds. Pumas, Eagles, even Griquas to an extent.

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katman August 04, 2010 12:30 pm

@ Nerk - Province, Bulls, Sharks, Lions and Cheetahs all play in big stadiums (between 45 000 and 60 000). Griquas, Pumas and Leopards play in smaller venues. But check out the next Springbok/All Black Tri-Nations test. Its being played at the new Soccer City in Soweto, and close on 90 000 tickets have been sold. Now thats a stadium.

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NiWiTa August 04, 2010 12:42 pm

Nice trys - last one was best imo.

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Nerk August 04, 2010 11:45 pm

Thanks FrankyH and Katman. Yeah you guys have some pretty wicked stadiums over there now ay, they were very impressive during the world cup. I was gutted that the Auckland city council scuppered the proposed waterfront stadium for the RWC, they didn't even give us aucklanders a chance to vote on it :( ah well..

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granite August 05, 2010 1:34 am

Great video! Really entertaining rugby!
most striking thing for me is the support play. Every break made had atleast 1 person backing up to take the offload. Great stuff!

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katman August 05, 2010 6:40 am

Nerk, at least the Auckland council made that decision. FIFA made all of ours for us. So we have some incredible new stadiums, but not very many plans on how to properly utilise them now that Blatter has left the building with suitcases stuffed full of money. The new stadiums in the smaller towns (Rustenburg, Polokwane and Nelspruit) as well as perhaps Port Elizabeth will become home to local soccer teams, and could attract some rugby internationals away from the big cities. But Cape Town and Durban both have massive, brand new stadiums in prime coastal real-estate, as well as the perfectly good ones they replaced. And everyone is digging in their heels, saying they wont budge from their old grounds. Like we can afford to subsidise this luxury. I reckon the IRB will be morally obliged to give us another RWC soon, just so that we can use the venues.

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NiWiTa August 05, 2010 11:44 am

Typical of Blatter and the FIFA con-show to do b*gger all on the legacy piece...

I heard that the local restaurants attached to or in many of the stadium's were not allowed to stay open as all the food 'n' drink supply rights got given to coke and macdonalds etc...

Hope this isn't true

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katman August 05, 2010 12:36 pm

I'm not sure what the precise arrangement ended up being, but it was pretty dictatorial. There was a huge FIFA zone around each stadium, where even residents were barred from parking. Businesses inside the zone had to apply (and pay handsomely) for the right to carry on doing business. And inside the stadiums, no vendors got rights to sell food and drink as McDonalds and Budweiser were the only sponsors. So your choice for a brew was either a R30 plastic bottle of the worst beer in the world or nothing. And your choice of meal was either a R25 cold pathetic excuse for a hotdog or nothing, as McDonalds chose not to flog their wares inside the stadiums despite being the only food sponsor. And despite all of this, it was a magic event and I'd pay good money to sit in a packed WC stadium again. Luckily for NZ, the IRB can't possibly be as bad as FIFA (he said rather hopefully).

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Anonymous August 07, 2010 2:39 am

That de Jong tackle at 3:06 is a great example of good, clean, hard tackle...could have ended up badly when the runner went straight up, but de Jong was in control the whole time, drove him back and into the ground without being dangerous...proof that it CAN be done...they should make JdV, Cooper, Franks et al. watch this...

that said, the recent yellow fever is absolute s***. This is rugby, not tw....well, you know.

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Anonymous August 12, 2010 2:08 am

does anybody know the name of the song,the backtrack?

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