Thursday, November 04, 2010
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.
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
Note: Apologies for the poor audio - that was incoming.