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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Three great tries from the 1995 Rugby World Cup

Three great tries from the 1995 Rugby World Cup

Earlier in the month we featured a great video that showed three very skilful tries from the 2003 Rugby World Cup . As we head into a weekend of internationals, and get closer to 2011, here's another video that shows three great tries from the 1995 World Cup.

The first try comes from Frenchman Emile Ntamack, who these days can be found plying his trade as a backline coach in France. At the height of his career Ntamack was an unbelievably silky runner. His balance and strength at full flight were fantastic to watch, as can be seen in the video when he scored a try against England.

The second try comes from one of the more memorable games of the tournament as Argentina and Italy produced a great spectacle that ended with legendary flyhalf Diego Domnguez taking his Italian side to a 31-25 win, which included a wonderful try from wing Paolo Vaccari, as seen here.

The final try in this video comes from none other than All Black Jonah Lomu as he famously ran over Mike Catt on the way to the tryline in New Zealand's semi final against England. Lomu scored four tries in that game, but it was the manner in which he trampled over the hapless Catt that made this one stick out as one of the moments of that World Cup.

As we get closer to 2011 and the next tournament in New Zealand, more World Cup clips from the past will be featured here. Eventually, the already extensive archive here on RD will become a rich source of Rugby World Cup history that can be referred back to and enjoyed for many years to come. Take a look at the related posts to see more clips from the '95 tournament.


:: Related Posts ::
Three skilful tries from Rugby World Cup 2003
England vs Australia 1995 World Cup Quarter Final
Damian Smith try vs England - 1995 Rugby World Cup
1995 Battle of Boet Erasmus - South Africa vs Cananda
Time: 02:05
Note: Apologies for the poor audio - that was incoming.

Posted at 11:47 pm | 18 comments

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Flooz November 04, 2010 11:21 pm

I am the first!

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MCB November 04, 2010 11:52 pm

gosh darnit




some good tries though

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Nathan November 05, 2010 12:06 am

Lomu try : legendary.

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Anonymous November 05, 2010 12:17 am

don't post random shit vids.

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Anonymous November 05, 2010 12:27 am

Anyone else watch this and think of the difference professionalism has made to the game over the last 15 years?

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Emmet November 05, 2010 2:18 am

Loved the Italian try, wish they'd play like that nowadays!

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sacricketer November 05, 2010 3:02 am

Anonymous, don't post random shit comments.

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Jeremy November 05, 2010 4:59 am

Lomu try is immortal!

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Anonymous November 05, 2010 5:08 am

Mike Catt's career after that is a miracle. Could have die of shame.

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RD November 05, 2010 7:33 am

Anonymous, as with always, I will post what I want. But thanks for the feedback! :)

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Philip November 05, 2010 7:40 am

Can't RD force people to use a name rather than post anonymously?

In any case, one of Lomu's many famous tries. I remember watching one video where he had half the team on his back. He didn't score a try (was pushed into touch I think) but the strength of the man during his time :)

Legend!

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RD November 05, 2010 7:48 am

Phillip, yeah the new site is nearly ready, which will have some new features such as that. Was hoping to be live by now but its looking like early Jan probably.

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Sira November 05, 2010 8:54 am

"Not a very.....good pass....well picked up by Lowmo" Lol. You could put 10 minute clip together of great tries and they'd all be against england.

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p November 05, 2010 9:06 am

Looking forward to it RD :D

Keep up the great work!

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Flooz November 05, 2010 11:04 am

That's incredible how rugbymen morphology have changed since 1995...

Despite of Lomu exception, it's blatant that professionalism era, rugby evolution, musculation and a bit of creatine have changed the players.

Italia try: luv it
Lomu try: legendary
N'Tamack: one of the most elegant winger to have existed

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FrankyH November 05, 2010 11:10 am

Professionalism yes, but that applies to everything - jerseys, camera work, on screen graphics etc. I think with modern day broadcasts this wouldn't look so bad.

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Anonymous November 05, 2010 1:02 pm

yes, i find it amazing that in the span of 15 years, italy went from playing quick ball to not being able to play at all

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cheyanqui November 13, 2010 5:30 pm

RD,
thanks for finding footage with a mix of local language commentary!

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