Tuesday, August 03, 2010
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.
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.