Sunday, September 12, 2010
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.