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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Francois Trinh-Duc flick through the legs sets up Imanol Harinordoquy try

Francois Trinh-Duc flick through the legs sets up Imanol Harinordoquy try

After a great opening weekend of Six Nations rugby, it seems as though there were a few key incidents or moments in the games that grabbed most of the plaudits and attention. This is one of them.

You will have seen the highlights of the France vs Scotland game here on RD earlier in the week, so by now have probably already seen this try but I thought it would be nice to post it on it's own for those of you who fancy seeing the neat bit of skill again.

Francois Trinh-Duc was brought back into the French side as flyhalf after Damien Traille was fairly unsuccessful there during the Autumn Internationals. It seems as though it was a good move by coach Marc Lievremont, as the 24 year old got his backline going nicely all match, including this outrageous flick pass that resulted in a try.

It was no doubt just a 50-50 pass that came instinctively, but it worked perfectly and number eight Imanol Harinordoquy was the worthy beneficiary of the flick pass, finishing well before bringing a smile to the face of young Trinh-Duc, who was probably as surprised as everyone.

The last time we saw a scoring pass from a flick through the legs must have been that try Joe Rokocoko scored against the Springboks in 2003. On that occasion it was the man you'd most expect it from, Carlos Spencer. This time, it's Trinh-Duc who has been added to the archives.


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Anonymous February 09, 2011 10:16 am

Brilliant

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Ghost February 09, 2011 10:32 am

Epic --> French flair

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WelshOsprey February 09, 2011 10:38 am

magic

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AkaRed February 09, 2011 10:44 am

Bit of genius? Bit of magic? Three cheers for Francois Thrin-Duc, very good, very good. :)

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Colombes February 09, 2011 11:20 am

Well played "Trouduc" ;)

Hope to see more from him vs Ireland. Parra and him seemed to be installed for many years in french 1/2

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Anonymous February 09, 2011 11:44 am

amazing player, brilliant

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septi February 09, 2011 11:46 am

[quote]Well played "Trouduc" ;)[/quote]
haha, c'est con mais j'ai bien ri.

Awesome try anyway, we need more of those !

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Anonymous February 09, 2011 12:08 pm

its one of those things that happens when it comes off looks brilliant and when it gets intercepted for a 90 metre try the other way brian mooron says what was he thinking

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Jonno February 09, 2011 1:37 pm

Well duuh anonymous.... When a beautiful try is scored we all think 'that was lucky' so when it fucks up and the oppo score I'm pretty sure 99% of people wonder 'what was he thinking'
Think about it, rugby rules, don't shovel Sh*t, I don't recall ever being told or taugh to pass the ball like that. So if it works then great work your effort paid off and didn't make you look like a tool....if it didn't work then Brian Moore is well within his rights to say 'what was he thinking?'

Rugby is all about basics, you get those right and then progress onto flair etc. So you try something special and the other team scores then you should have stuck with basics....

Don't get me wrong this was awesome and im glad for him it worked, but he knew the risk, you knew the risk, I knew the risk.... Egg on his face if it had been intercepted....

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fry February 09, 2011 2:39 pm

Reminds me of O'Gara's flick in the '08 Six Nations. Except that this was even more enjoyable, as it was through Trinh-Duc's legs...and even a little unnecessary. Good stuff!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGD3F8bstkE

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katman February 09, 2011 2:40 pm

Great try. And Harinordoquy can really motor for a big fella.

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hasif February 09, 2011 2:56 pm

trinh-duc is by far the most impressive fly-half in france

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TB February 09, 2011 3:35 pm

Vietnamese flair!

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Anonymous February 09, 2011 4:56 pm

if you watch it, the pass had no way to be intercepted, it's not only chance, he also knew who was there, that's part of a fly half job after all...

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(u-p)rick February 09, 2011 6:09 pm

'if you watch it, the pass had no way to be intercepted, it's not only chance, he also knew who was there, that's part of a fly half job after all...'

Ok sure if we use our hindsight we can see that to reach it Scotland would have had to tie richie gray to a 20ft pole and smother his hands in glue, however that little smile by Trinh-Duc says he was surprised with it all...if you also watch it, everyone continues running on apart from big Hari, so had he acted properly (like a dumb lumbering giant) that ball would have been anyone's...

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Gman February 09, 2011 9:31 pm

Ok great, can we now please stick to him as a fly half and stop changing every week...

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jello February 09, 2011 9:46 pm

this happens in league games all the time....

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Nathan February 09, 2011 10:17 pm

"Gman said...

Ok great, can we now please stick to him as a fly half and stop changing every week..."

That's actually the only constant of Lievremont's backs organization. If I remember properly, Trinh-Duc was injured when Traille played 10 (and sucked at it btw).

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Anonymous February 09, 2011 10:51 pm

Viva la COCK

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Noma February 09, 2011 10:51 pm

jello: Nothing happens in Leauge games all the time, thats why were on a rugby union blog site.

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The Frenchman February 09, 2011 11:16 pm

Perfect support run (and pace !) from Imanol.Look : for sure Trinh-Duc knew he was here, waiting for the ball right here in his back. Lucky anyhow, but not only...

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Jonno February 10, 2011 3:15 am

'The Frenchman said...
Perfect support run (and pace !) from Imanol.Look : for sure Trinh-Duc knew he was here, waiting for the ball right here in his back. Lucky anyhow, but not only...'

Absolute horseshit, Trinh-Duc assumed there were team mates there, and luckily for him they were. To state that he knew what was going on is rubbish.

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Jonno February 10, 2011 3:15 am

'The Frenchman said...
Perfect support run (and pace !) from Imanol.Look : for sure Trinh-Duc knew he was here, waiting for the ball right here in his back. Lucky anyhow, but not only...'

Absolute horseshit, Trinh-Duc assumed there were team mates there, and luckily for him they were. To state that he knew what was going on is rubbish.

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Anonymous February 10, 2011 7:36 am

I don't follow French rugby, so Sebastien Chabal can do goal-kicking?

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EnglandGlory4Eva February 10, 2011 10:06 am

Awesome flair and intuition... Only the french and the all blacks have that.
The duel between him and Flood, who I highly rate will be epic!

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FlyHalf February 10, 2011 1:47 pm

The Escocian Richi Gray toooo slow!

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The Frenchman February 10, 2011 2:39 pm

"Sebastien Chabal can do goal-kicking?"

No. But he's very keen on ball-falling.

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The Frenchman February 10, 2011 2:53 pm

"Absolute horseshit, Trinh-Duc assumed there were team mates there, and luckily for him they were."

Glittering flypoop. Sorry, I can't see the difference between what you say and what I say.
Harinordoquy was running next to him for 20 metres : Trinh-Duc knew or, well, supposed he was here. Of course, Harinordoquy could have decided to go shopping or have a beer or cut down a tree with his teeth - these are things Basques do when they need to relax, you know.

OK, TD supposed Harinordoquy was here. And he supposed well. Right ?

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gabriel February 10, 2011 3:49 pm

hey, am I just going crazy or did chabal kicked the conversion?

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orange February 10, 2011 6:18 pm

Awesome post, The Frenchman. Had me laughing, anyways.

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JogOn February 10, 2011 6:28 pm

Do you guys realise that you're arguing with someone on the other side of the world, on the other side of a computer, over a HUMOUROUS RUGBY VIDEO??! You should be embarrassed.

Your comments will just get removed anyway.

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The Frenchman February 10, 2011 8:39 pm

Gabriel, you are going crazy.




Sorry.
:-)

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Tom February 10, 2011 10:37 pm

Brian Moore encapsulates everything that's wrong with English rugby philosophy.
He's horrified that Trinh-Duc would attempt something so audacious, even though it resulted ina brilliant try.
Because he doesn't get it. Risk taking equals rewards. That's why NZ and Aus are the two best teams.
They take risks, they throw the balla round, they never die wondering.
When English rugby adopts this atitude, the SH countries will be worried.

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Flipje February 10, 2011 11:53 pm

Gabriel,

I do confirm the Frenchdude answer....

You are indeed crazy

But it is okay mate no harm feeling
;-)

And yes Trihn Duc knew what he was doing and probably knew the risk.

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Flipje February 10, 2011 11:57 pm

@ The Frenchdude,

I thought Basques were mostly eating babies, clericals and bulls time to time.

Happy to hear they are diversifying their diet.

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Anonymous February 11, 2011 7:38 am

great try by the hairy donkey

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The Frenchman February 11, 2011 10:33 am

To Flipje : Basques don't eat trees, they just cut'em down - and sometimes throw them away, just to drive Scotts mad.



However, they dance with girls and then, they eat boulders. Great life.
You can watch it on Youtube, for example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4XAXC33gdw

So don't ask why French team collected three penalty tries in their last four matches...

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