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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Flanker Justin Tipuric's fantastic try against Edinburgh

Flanker Justin Tipuric's fantastic try against Edinburgh

Young Welsh flanker Justin Tipuric scored his first Magners League try in style on the weekend as Ospreys beat Edinburgh 33-16 at the Liberty Stadium. The try was top quality, and many have tipped Tipuric to be a future Test rugby star.

A few weeks back Scott Johnson, Ospreys Director of Coaching, went out of his way to say that he feels the 21 year old could yet sneak into the Wales squad for the World Cup.

"Don't rule it out. He's a wonderful player," said Johnson. "Martyn Williams has been such a wonderful player that logic suggests it should be hard for Wales to replace such a special individual. But the reality is they are very, very fortunate as regards potential replacements.

"I think Tipuric is going to be a special international player," he added.

The talk now is off Tipuric taking over from 34 year old Marty Holah at Ospreys when he leaves, but before that, senior honours may be on the cards. His ball carrying and stealing ability was on show against Edinburgh, and the wonderful try topped off a great personal performance.

"We have a special talent there who has all-round ability," said coach Sean Holley.

"He showed some class against Edinburgh and his try was sublime. You don't often see something like that from many back rowers, especially in those conditions."

Tipuric himself has paid tribute to the superb hands of prop Duncan Jones, who delivered a perfectly timed pass the likes of James Hook would have been proud of.

"I was just coming around the corner, talking to Duncan and he gave me an absolutely brilliant pass to be honest, great hands on him" he explained.

"I could see the fullback coming up at speed and the space behind so I thought I'd go for the chip. I was just hoping then that it would bounce up into my hands and it did. The fullback slipped, luckily, and I was over the line.

"You've just got to play what's in front of you and see what happens," he added.

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Posted at 9:07 am | 26 comments

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ChinUp December 07, 2010 9:48 am

Sigh... I guess we're stuck with highlights from the NH nations (tier 2) until the Super15 kicks off next year... sigh

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Greiffel December 07, 2010 9:54 am

ChinUp, good rugby is good rugby. And if that isn't good enough for you, there are also plenty of SH players plying their trade up north. Well worth following.

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bradders December 07, 2010 9:56 am

You'd be pissing your pants with joy if this was a SH try so wind it in and watch the old SH highlights only then -

Great try - If you were one of the Edinburgh backs you would feel like a prat for being chipped bu a forward though.

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ConnachtFan December 07, 2010 10:02 am

Nice bit of football! Getting really tired/bored of the constant NH/SH slagging,,,,give it a rest or go to another site. Its a real pity RD attracts so many trolls who obviously think that sitting behind a keyboard automatically entitles them to flame post ( and this goes to both NH/SH "fans") grow up lads, you wouldn't say half the things you post to someone's face in the pub or at a match. This is rugby , our game, our brethern, go back to watching Man Utd or whatever if you cant abide by OUR culture.

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030 December 07, 2010 10:32 am

It almost looks like he doesn't ground it...

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Lucus December 07, 2010 10:38 am

Great bit of play! pity the highlight didn't include the quick talk with Sean Holly just after that try as he does a quick comedic rib on Tipuric!

No matter what team you support, support the hard work the players do on and off the pitch, this isn't football!

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Anonymous December 07, 2010 12:06 pm

well said connachtfan

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Flinto December 07, 2010 12:43 pm

Lovely try. Ignore the flaming comments above. No need for some negative peeps to ruin this post.

Sounds like Tipuric is quite the talent. How long before Martyn Williams retires? After the World Cup I'd imagine. Lydiate, Warburton, Tipuric, some good young guys coming through for Wales.

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Anonymous December 07, 2010 1:38 pm

easy finish. This should be about the prop's hands and hair! Majestic!

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tb December 07, 2010 2:52 pm

Tipuric? Sounds like a Croatian name to me.

Let's get Anthony Boric, Dan Luger, and Frano Botica repping the Motherland!

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Alexander December 07, 2010 3:01 pm

Yes he does has rather bloody good hair!!

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Curious Nipper December 07, 2010 3:32 pm

I haven't actually seen him, but is he actually good and a potential star? Cos I've heard a lot about definite Welsh stars like Leigh Halfpenny and Lee Byrne and Ryan Jones who then turn out to be nothing more than average. Does this guy actually, not from a Welsh perspective, have potential?

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WelshOsprey December 07, 2010 3:49 pm

Great try, good to see barry davies and duncan jones back too.

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alf December 07, 2010 5:05 pm

I wouldn't say Halfpenny is as disappointingly average as Byrne has become; I think he's just had too much of a Wilkinson streak and has been missing through injury.

But yeah, it's always hard to put too much praise in promising-looking young players, because who knows how it'll turn out?

But in the end, I guess that really isn't the point...as long as good rubgy is getting played, then the players should get celebrated for it.

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cheyanqui December 07, 2010 8:28 pm

Great flair from the forwards.

Duncan Jones looks like an extra from Yellowbeard, or a Capital One credit card ad.

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cheyanqui December 07, 2010 8:34 pm

Hearing Iron Maiden over the loudspeakers as you score a try -- priceless

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pullup December 07, 2010 9:49 pm

Chinup was being sarcastic.

Fowards chip n chase amazing. Soon we'll have backs 100+kgs.

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Anonymous December 07, 2010 10:18 pm

"Sigh... I guess we're stuck with highlights from the NH nations (tier 2) until the Super15 kicks off next year... sigh"

Looks just like the try that un-capped new zealander scored. The bloke who was picked for the baa-baas i believe?

Of course his try wasn't tier 2.

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Rob December 08, 2010 6:17 am

I'm more impressed with Jones' pass!!! Great communication by Tuperic, for sure, but you wouldn't expect a prop to make that catch and pass.

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NiWiTa December 08, 2010 1:08 pm

great to see such soft hands from a the big fella and nice chip, chase and step! Good bit of rugby, well done everyone for ignoring troll-like comments...

Martyn Williams did a wee kick through for the ba baas recently...must be born with boots is Wales!

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ChinUp December 08, 2010 2:05 pm

Sarcasm people, I was anticipating the NH vs SH mud slinging match we so often have to deal with.

Happy to say it looks like I was wrong this time.

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Chinup December 08, 2010 9:55 pm

Though SH rugby is far superior.

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ChinUp December 09, 2010 12:01 am

^ above 'Chinup' is not me, just some sad individual.

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ChinUp December 09, 2010 12:06 am

I love as greasy penis in the ass.

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Anonymous December 09, 2010 4:13 am

the new site cannot come soon enough! need to get rid of these troll and return Rugbydump to its former glory

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Anonymous December 12, 2010 4:35 am

Need to get rid of all these Anonymous comments too....

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