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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 5

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 5

Time to catch up on the best tries from the French Top 14 for Round 5, which took place last weekend. Unfortunately we missed out on Round 4, but this one packed with ten of the best from the league.

On a whole the round probably wasn't as good as the previous Top 14 video posted here, but there were a few standouts with some great handling and one or two backs showing serious pace.

For Clermont former All Black battering-ram Sione Lauaki showed a neat touch as he set Julien Malzieu away for a nice try against Racing Metro. He featured earlier in the build up too, but that's wasn't included here for some reason.

Maxime Medard scored a typically classy try for Toulouse, along with a few other very neat finishers right across the board. The number one try though is one that wasn't featured here after the match because I had a feeling it would show up in this Canal+ compilation.

It's without a doubt the best of the week, and definitely a contender for try of the season as Brive managed to create something special in their 27-9 win over Toulon, the same game that Mafileo Kefu was red carded in.

It started way back and was finished superbly by flanker Gerhard Vosloo, who miraculously managed to stay in field. All round though the build up was great. The compilation doesn't show the try again unfortunately, but sit tight as another video will play directly afterwards, which shows slow motion replays of some of the build up, and then the strong finish. Enjoy.

Posted at 5:02 pm | 31 comments

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John F September 12, 2010 5:22 pm

Bien jou.

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Anonymous September 12, 2010 6:19 pm

Great stuff

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Phil September 12, 2010 7:04 pm

Amazing build up and finish to that last try - magnifique!

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John F September 12, 2010 7:08 pm

Nice build up but Brive almost managed to mess up the unmessupable. Toulon were down to 10 men and Popham didn't really do Vosloo any favours there with the last pass. Good strength by Vosloo though.

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georgianprop September 12, 2010 7:50 pm

awesome last try! Palisson is one of my fav french players, nice to see him in good shape

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Anonymous September 12, 2010 7:55 pm

Lat try was awesome but most of them aren't as good. That was the third game in a week so players seem tired and defences sleepy.
The round 6 tries are the best I've seen for a while...it's gonna be hard to find a top 3!

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Anonymous September 12, 2010 8:00 pm

Check this highlights from Racing-Metro92 vs La Rochelle from yesterday!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGyzXrf5Cj8

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Josh September 12, 2010 10:40 pm

Last try was absolutely EPIC!

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Rob September 12, 2010 11:42 pm

John, good strength yes, but Vosloo looks like he needs to lay off the juice with those freakish biceps!

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Anonymous September 13, 2010 2:56 am

Who's the player that made the break leading up to that last Brive try?

Amazing steps!

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Anonymous September 13, 2010 3:28 am

that last try was amazing! Pity the top 14 is a shit comp usually :-(

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Coco September 13, 2010 7:44 am

Anon 2 post above that player is Alexis "Babyface" Palisson. Very good feet indeed...

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Anonymous September 13, 2010 8:17 am

@Anonymous- September 13, 2010 5:28 AM

bad troll.

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dezzy September 13, 2010 12:09 pm

Last try is awesome !

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Bradders September 13, 2010 12:31 pm

Brive made quite a meal of that didn't they!

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Xavier September 13, 2010 3:13 pm

wow, did I hear toulon was down to 10 men!?!?!?!?!?! what happened?

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Anonymous September 13, 2010 5:01 pm

they were down to 14 not 15.

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4LC4TR4Z September 13, 2010 5:23 pm

Yeah Toulon played at 14 since the 4th minute...

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Anonymous September 14, 2010 12:06 am

Yes, third game in a week, so not a lot of good tries. This week was much better.

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Anonymous September 14, 2010 5:00 am

@ Anonymous.. September 13, 2010 10:17 AM

Shut your mouth, top 14 is shithouse and everyone knows it.

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NiWiTa September 14, 2010 11:39 am

Magic strength to stay in for the last try! Really enjoyed the highlights and hope to see some of that French Flair in the next 6 nations/worldcup (although hopefully not against England). Reckon Vosloo might also need to work some other muscle-sets than biceps!

He anonymous coming up with classic lines like "Top 14 is shithouse"...why don't you choose another site like "I am a twat" to blog on....

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Anonymous September 14, 2010 11:12 pm

@NiWita i'm sorry but I agree with the anon statement. NH rugby is not great, the results speak for themselves.... And as for the Top14, after watching an awesome super14 season.... there is no comparison.

And to ad insult to injury, you poach great SH players and then send them back in garbage form;

Eg:

1. Luke McAlister
2.Dan Carter (mis-managed injury)
3. Juan De Villiers (form slump)
4. Chris Jack
5. Greg Sommerville
6.Fran Steyn

I could go on and on.

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Ferdinand September 15, 2010 5:06 am

anonymous @1.12. I'm an NZ fan born and bred but this kind of post is getting very boring. All comps have their own strengths and if you can't enjoy the best of the Top 14 tries you don't really enjoy rugby.

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NiWiTa September 15, 2010 11:50 am

Cheers Ferdinand, - @anon 1.12am...I know you could "go on and on" as a number of people including yourself do. However I am sure you can appreciate that this line of chat gets boring.

Perhaps we should all stop playing rugby in the Northern Hemisphere so you do not have to suffer injury to your eyes by watching it? Frikkin numpty that you are, take the chip off your shoulder, don't watch NH rugby and we will all be a lot happier. Thanks N

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Disco September 15, 2010 1:27 pm

Palisson looks like he's playing himself into the French team, as does Medard. It's going to look like a Welsh back three from the seventies come New Zealand.

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Anonymous September 16, 2010 1:26 am

Niwita getting a bit offensive there, the truth hurts doesn't it you pink little pommy bitch.

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JJamie September 16, 2010 1:36 am

Settle down children, haha

I'm a kiwi and I love watching the H Cup, not so much the top 14 (As I always seem to tune in for low scoring games).

All rugby is different, it seems as though our SH boys don't suit the NH style... Maybe that's why they experience form slumps and injuries.

@ NiWiTa did Luke McAlister play any good rugby for the Sale sharks?? I never got to see any of his time ova there.

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Ferdinand September 16, 2010 1:44 am

Anonymous said...
you pink little pommy bitch.

a bit desperate Anon - if that's your best reply then you just lost the argument.

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NiWiTa September 16, 2010 12:19 pm

he he he - loving the "pink pommy bitch" - another key board warrior! I am sure you'll be happier with life once acne clears up and you start growing pubes.

@JJamie didn't get to see much of Luke at Sale sharks but I think he did a pretty decent job (good defence for here). His dad was a magic rugby league player and played for Oldham in the late 1980s/early 1990s....guess talent runs in the family.

Regards Mr. Pink Pommy Bitch :)

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JJamie September 17, 2010 2:09 am

Yea I hear his dad Charlie was a good leaguey back in the day....

I'm Kiwi who lives in Melbourne and were all pretty excited about getting a look at Danny Cipriani and how he does fits into super rugby.

Bout time we poached some of your players lol!:-)

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NiWiTa September 17, 2010 12:04 pm

Hey @Jjaime - I really hope Cipriani does well for you. He is very adventurous and has good pace and a step to die for when going forward.....

Crazy really but he should suit an open running game which you play in the Southern Hemisphere - lord knows as an England supporter we'd like him to find his form and come back to take the number 10 spot. Johnston refuses to try an approach to the game that allows for Danny to sit well in the current national structure...

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