Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Last week there was no Pick of the Week as there simply wasn't time with so much going on behind the scenes. This week is no different, but we've made a plan so here you go, RD's choice of the best tries for Round 3 of Super Rugby.
There were a bucket load of tries scored, with more than a few contenders but to keep the video enjoyable and not just a dump of everything, I've picked the best from most of the games.
The Stormers vs Cheetahs game didn't include a try, and while the Sharks beat the Force quite convincingly, there weren't any stand out moments of brilliance in that one. The Lions vs Blues produced some great tries from both sides, with a few of them being included here. Joe Rokocoko and Luke McAlister in particular were both in brilliant form.
For the Crusaders the devastating duo of Robbie Fruean and Sonny Bill Williams both scored, with Williams crossing for the first time for his Super Rugby side. He handled the ball a few times in the build up too. Fruean scored twice himself, and looks a serious All Black prospect for the future.
Another player who also scored two tries though was Lelia Masaga, whose second try came from a brilliant counter attack that was started by the sensational Tim Nanai Williams and veteran Tana Umaga. Masaga did the rest, for what was surely the try of the weekend.
Perhaps Kiwi commentator and pundit Scotty 'Sumo' Stevenson said it best this past weekend when he came up with "The first rule of fight club is, give the ball to Lelia Masaga."
Super Rugby Pick of the Week - Round 1
Music: The Aston Shuffle - Your Love