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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Great passing sets up Ernst Joubert try for Saracens

Great passing sets up Ernst Joubert try for Saracens

London Irish impressed at Twickenham on Saturday as they beat last seasons finalists Saracens 33-16 in the opening weekend of the Aviva Premiership. This short clip comes from the first try of the match, and a great bit of skill to send captain Ernst Jourbert over in the corner.

The Aviva Premiership - formerly the Guinness Premiership looks to have taken well to the new law interpretations as we saw some high tempo games with plenty of tries being scored. This one was no different, as both sides ran the ball well and London Irish set their dangerous backs away nicely.

Joubert and Schalk Brits had scored early for Saracens as they controlled the first half, but the Exiles piled on 15 points while Alex Goode was off the field, yellow carded, including tries to fullback Delon Armitage and winger Sailosi Tagicakibau.

Topsy Ojo played his part in earning them a penalty try, and then scored a late one as they finished off the game in style.

Highlights from the game are included in the e-player on the sidebar, so have a look there to see all the tries. For now though, this great piece of skill is worth featuring as it showed two instances of great quick hands, first by Brits then by Chris Wyles, to put Joubert away in the corner.


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Posted at 8:27 am | 15 comments

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Anonymous September 07, 2010 7:26 am

Great pass !

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Bradders September 07, 2010 7:54 am

Excellent passing play from two Saffa's and a Yank....long live the English Premiership.
ha ha.

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Miquel September 07, 2010 8:59 am

Britts was great all the match, specially during the first half, always breaking the line and creating spaces for his teammates.

Just curious, two highlights in a row for two saffer hookers

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Oli September 07, 2010 11:16 am

That last pass iss something special!

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dutchrugbyplayer September 07, 2010 3:08 pm

slick!

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EARugbyfan September 07, 2010 7:44 pm

Wylsie has always been slick. I was surprised he ended up playing winger and not fullback or flyhalf.

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Anonymous September 07, 2010 7:48 pm

So I guess Ralepelle is supposed to be the next SA hooker after Smit is forced to leave (wish that would never have to happen)? Brits is too old, right?

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Benson September 07, 2010 7:58 pm

^ Bismarck Du Plessis is actually first choice hooker at the moment (Smit plays prop then). He's been out after a big neck injury. Just made his comeback in the Currie Cup a few weeks back.

After that though.. they do seem to be trying to push Chilliboy..

Great hands in this clip. Brits always seems to perform. Such a talented player.

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Rugga September 07, 2010 9:32 pm

really bad defense, two guys on one creating the overlap.

Great hands though for the try!

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Craig September 07, 2010 10:12 pm

I agree with Rugga
Horrible defence, there was one defender for each attacker, but the guy on the wing unnecessarily left his man unmarked for make a double team tackle.

Despite this, a great pass was still needed to free the ball to the unmarked player and score the try

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Same Old September 08, 2010 1:20 am

@ Rugga and Craig... All you idiots harping on about bad defense is really getting old.

Great skill, pace and deception makes a defender look bad. It's hard to defend a player who can free his hands in the tackle and offload behind the line.

Bad defense is two defenders running into each other and the attacking player walking in for the try.

Lets appreciate the try and not blame poor defense every time points are scored!

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Anonymous September 08, 2010 4:28 am

People who talk about bad defence in try highlights are usualyl idiot soccer fans who don't really know what the hell they're talking about.
Players miss tackles, or make bad descisions.
It's easier to score and harder to defend in rugby than it is in soccer.

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Anonymous September 08, 2010 8:24 am

So you think it is good defense that in situations when every attacker is matched with a defender, to have the winger leave his man unmarked to make a double tackle?

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Leeners93 September 08, 2010 7:24 pm

its more down to good attack rather than bad defense.when britts receives the ball,he doesnt just run stright.he steps to the side and runs at the space between the two defenders,drawing the outside man in,and creating the overlap.great play

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Ned2or3 September 09, 2010 4:29 am

Chilliboy should look at getting a game somewhere else..
Britts is the most dynamic Hooker SA have got but Bismark is better in the tight (not by much). I love when they run Chilliboy out against the Wallabies, it always means penalties and easy metres near the ruck.

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