Thursday, September 16, 2010
Round two of the Magners League served up a few interesting results as the best of Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Italy played each other in the newly extended tournament. Heres a mix of the best tries of the round.
Scarlets claimed a dramatic 35-33 win over Connacht in Llanelli after Sean Lamont crossed for a late try. Jon Davies had scored early on for the Welsh side, but it was Connacht winger Fionn Carr who was the star of the day with an excellent hat-trick.
Leinster won at home on Saturday as they beat Cardiff Blues 34-23. The pick of the tries went to Isa Nacewa for Leinster after some good hands, and Richie Rees for the Blues as he linked up with Xavier Rush for another great Cardiff try.
Welsh region Ospreys beat Italian newcomers Treviso 32-16 in poor conditions in Swansea. Shane Williams scored a nice try in the corner after a neat kick ahead by fellow British & Irish Lions wing, Tommy Bowe.
Ulster are looking good as they beat the other Italian side, Aironi, 22-15 at the Stadio Luigi Zaffanella in Viadana. Flyhalf Niall OConnor kicked five penalties and converted the only try of the game, which went to former Western Province eighthman, Robbie Diack.
The Newport Gwent Dragons beat Glasgow 23-11 at Rodney Parade in a controversial match that has resulted in two citings. More of that will be shown here soon, but for now theres the try scored by Glasgow lock Richie Gray, set up by Richie Vernon (not Callum Forrester, as the commentator mistakenly said).
Munster narrowly beat Edinburgh 16-13 at Murrayfield, with a nice try going to flying Dutch winger, Tim Visser after a nice crosskick by Phil Godman. Enjoy the tries.
Music: Lost Prophets - Darkest Blue