Thursday, January 13, 2011
In December of 2009 a shortlist of 15 tries were drawn up by the IRB and the International Rugby Players Association with a vote going to the public for the first time. Last month it was repeated, but this time theres 18 tries to choose from.
The vote has been public since December and while this is the first youre seeing of it on RD, its not too late as the competition close on the 17th of this month, which is this coming Monday.
In 2009 Jaque Fourie won the IRPA Try of the Year award for his great try in the corner in the second test between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions. There were over 10 000 votes by email, but hopefully this year more will take part.
Its a truly global competition too, with tries included from the Six Nations, Tri Nations, Pacific Nations Cup, IRB Nations Cup, June and November tests, and even the Womens Rugby World Cup.
For the second year running Shane Williams has two tries featured, while New Zealands teams have the most tries listed with five, while Australia, England, and Wales are all represented three times. The list was narrowed down from 230 tries to get the final 18.
1: Shane Williams | 2: Ben Foden | 3: Shane Williams | 4: Dan Carter | 5: Felipe Contepomi
| 6: Gonzalo Tiesi, | 7: Mils Muliaina | 8: Israel Dagg | 9: James OConnor | 10: Danielle Waterman | 11: Cobie-Jane Morgan | 12: Huriana Manuel | 13: Chrysander Botha | 14: Nikola Matawalu | 15: Juan Jose Imhoff | 16: Chris Ashton | 17: James Hook | 18: Adam Ashley-Cooper
The videos below are displayed as a playlist. Skip through and around by using the menu, or just sit back and watch them all. If there's any issues, you can mouse over and select. To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice's number in the subject line.