Sunday, August 29, 2010
Today we head to France and the Top 14 for one of the most entertaining leagues in the world, and certainly one that will be featured regularly here on RD. Last week things were a little quiet Top 14 wise, so here is a recap of the best tries from Round 2 of the highly competitive tournament.
Im not going to go through match by match, but what I will say is that the standard of these tries, especially the top half, is superb and well worth watching.
The one exception, or contentious effort at least, was Chris Masoes try for Castres against Toulouse as he went over but looked to have lost the ball over the line. Castres won the match, with Toulouse coach Guy Noves fuming afterwards. "Masoe knocked it on in the in-goal area," said Noves.
For Clermont, wing Wesley Fofanas dummy allowed him to stroll over to score a great try after a neat chip from flyhalf Brock James. Brives Gerhard Vosloo also brought out the skill as he charged down field against Perpignan for a fantastic try.
In the same match, lock Damian Browne got on the end of a great series of passing to cross for a wonderful try. That was matched, if not bettered, by Montpellier against Racing Metro as they scored one of the team tries of the season.
At number one though, as featured here earlier in the week, its Julien Arias and his top quality solo effort against newcomers, La Rochelle. It's certainly worth watching again.
It's not always possible to get Top 14 clips promptly, if at all, so please be patient but also bear in mind that all contributions are encouraged, and very much appreciated. If you can get hold of top quality footage and help out with sharing it on RD, please get in touch . Thanks!