Friday, October 15, 2010
We're in for another busy weekend of rugby as the second round of the Heineken Cup takes place in Europe, the ITM Cup in New Zealand, and the Currie Cup semi finals are in South Africa. Before getting into that, here's the best tries from Round 1 in Europe last weekend.
The opening weekend of the Heineken Cup was littered with incident as no less than four players were cited for dirty play. They've been suspended, some more leniently then others, but lets hope that this weekend produces the same kinda of intensity, but a cleaner round.
There were however some fantastic tries scored and some great rugby played, particularly in the Scarlets vs Perpignan game where Rhys Priestland, Julien Candelon, and Stephen Jones all crossed for top quality tries. Also keep an eye out for Ruan Pienaar's flick to Andrew Trimble for Ulster.
The wrap-around move that Leinster pulled off against Racing Metro was also really slick, as was the flick pass from Olly Barkley that led to a try for Michael Claasons against Biarritz. For Ospreys, Shane Williams finished as only he knows how, and later Paul Sackey crossed for the winning try for Toulon after Jonny Wilkinson showed his class.
Other stand outs would be the neat kick through by Ronan O'Gara for Munster following a great run by David Wallace, and then in Treviso's home game against Leicester, their young center Tommaso Benvenuti scored two tries and a drop goal, but it wasn't enough as Alesana Tuilagi scored the winning try for the visiting Tigers.
This video is a pick of the best tries from the weekend. Not all tries are included, as the video would be too long, so these are simply the most memorable and enjoyable of the round. Enjoy.
Music: Uniform by Bloc Party