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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Morgan Stoddart finishes another great Scarlets team try

Morgan Stoddart finishes another great Scarlets team try

Scarlets went down to a heavy defeat against the Leicester Tigers in the Heineken Cup earlier today at Welford Road. Despite the 46-10 loss though, they did manage to score another great try for the second week running.

It's perhaps a bit strange singing the praises of a try that was scored before taking a 46 point hiding, but on it's own it was a great effort and they spread the ball and stayed in support for a number of pinpoint passes to go to hand. Last week it was Rhys Priestland , this time it was Morgan Stoddart who got on the end of the flowing team move.

After the first half it was all Leicester though, who scored some great tries of their own. Matt Smith, Martin Castrogiovanni, Ben Youngs, Thomas Waldrom, and Tom Croft all scored tries as they pulled away from the Welsh region. Croft scored twice himself.

Toby Flood did the rest with two penalties and five conversions as the home side put themselves about the park, featuring some clinical play from scrumhalf Youngs, and a few trademark charges from powerful wing Alesana Tuilagi.

Some of the other tries from the game will be posted in this rounds Best Tries compilation sometime during the week. If you spotted anything else this weekend that you think should be featured on the site, please get in touch .


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dutchrugbyplayer October 17, 2010 4:47 pm

nice!!!!

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#12 October 17, 2010 4:48 pm

Fantastic stuff! The future of rugby depends on teams playing like this. I'm pretty confidant in it's future right now.

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Maverick October 17, 2010 5:00 pm

RD

Full highlights pleeeaaaase! :D

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ElTigre October 17, 2010 5:27 pm

lol they still got smashed by about 40 points

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Anonymous October 17, 2010 5:28 pm

full highlights please!

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Anonymous October 17, 2010 6:28 pm

"Anonymous ElTigre said...

lol they still got smashed by about 40 points"

What? You mean, like, how the entire article already meantioned? Wow good job you're here to tell us.

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Jonno October 17, 2010 8:23 pm

yeahhh can we have the full higflights please!! thanks RD

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ElTigre October 17, 2010 8:29 pm

Service is completely free ;]

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Gavin October 17, 2010 9:10 pm

The return game will be interesting in this fixture. I'd be really worried for English rugby if Leicester were struggling against the Scarlets - LI sneaked a win at home against a sub-par Munster, but most of the English clubs haven't covered themselves in glory so far. A good win for Northampton and this thumping win by Leicester have been the bright spots.

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Anonymous October 17, 2010 9:39 pm

awesome try

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Anonymous October 17, 2010 10:17 pm

What the f is going on? There seems to be awesome try after try just lately :o

Fantastic rugby from all over the world, love it.

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Anonymous October 17, 2010 10:51 pm

plz post dr. phils awesome tackle on munster!

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John F October 17, 2010 11:07 pm

Do the Scarlets have a Turkish fan club? Spotted the flag there. Great try. Leicester were far too strong in the second half but I guess the Scarlets will still be very disappointed that the game went so massively away from them in the 20 minutes after half-time.

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RedYeti October 18, 2010 1:20 am

Gavin I'm pretty sure every English team except Saracens has been winning in the HC so far...

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Anonymous October 18, 2010 1:47 am

Currie cup semi final highlights where are they.

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Anonymous October 18, 2010 5:58 am

@JohnF We Llanelli-ites are known locally (at least by the Jacks, i.e. the Swansea mob) as Turks. It's tongue-in-cheek stuff to have a Turkish flag...

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coops October 18, 2010 11:12 am

Great rugby played by both sides in this game - I'm a Leicester fan and I was applauding after this try, brilliant hands. Leicester played some pretty sexy stuff themselves though. Think we had nearly all the possession so the Scarlets were bound to get tired after defending all 1st half.

I get p*ssed off with the Sky Commentators though who were constantly saying things like 'it's power against guile' and 'grunt against flair'...f*ck off. Yes we have an aggressive and powerful pack, but a little research will tell you that we are the top try scorers in England and Europe. You don't manage that by sticking it up the jumper.

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Stephen Jones' Welli October 18, 2010 2:46 pm

Another one for the highlights reel, its only October and we have quite a few this season already.

Unfortunately, Leicester didn't join in the fun and decided to actually tackle and smash us in the collisions and the tight exchanges. Until we can sort out our front 5 (Rees apart) we won't beat big sides.

In the last few years, whenever we have played a big side in a important match (Leinster, Toulon, Cardiff, Ospreys, Leicester) we have taken an absolute pasting. We need to sort it out if we are to move from a tier 2 side to a tier 1 side.

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