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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Biarritz's two fantastic tries from Harinordoquy and Zee Ngwenya

Biarritz scored two fantastic tries as they beat Saracens 15-10 in the Heineken Cup on Saturday afternoon. The game took a while to get going, with scores tied at 0-0 at halftime, before the first of the home side's great efforts sparked things into life.

It's not often we see sides head into the break scoreless but this one went that way as defense was tight and execution perhaps lacked at times. At 3-0 up to the visitors Biarritz decided to have a crack from deep in their half, which resulted in a fabulous team try that went the length of the field.

Talisman Imanol Harinordoquy, who relishes in these European Cup games, got on the end of it after a Dane Haylett Petty kick found some space.

Their next try was even better, as Eagles flyer Zee Ngwenya got on the end of a neat switch pass and proceeded to gas everyone in sight. In fact he made it look easier, and made a few of the Sarries guys look decidely average as he blitzed the cover and flew in for a wonderful try.

Saracens did score a vital losing bonus point, but felt they could have possibly picked up more.

"At 15-3 down in France, with a vocal crowd behind their team, it is easy to fold but we didn’t and could have scored more tries," said Director of Rugby Mark McCall. "We showed a lot of character and skill in that final quarter to come away with the try."

It seems a long time ago that Ngwenya hit the scene at the 2007 RWC in France, but his try shows that the man still has incredible finishing ability when called upon in a little bit of space. These were surely two of the tries of the weekend, and perhaps the tournament so far.

Posted by Rugbydump at 3:48 pm | View Comments (17)

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Maximus November 23, 2011 6:20 pm

Harinordoquy is one hell of a player!

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Stefan November 23, 2011 6:32 pm

No substitute for pace. Loved watching that second try. First half made it very tempting to switch off this game but second half and those two tries made it well worth the time. Gotta love Heineken Cup weekends!

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newman November 23, 2011 6:39 pm

discount double check

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Just Call Me Ehtch November 23, 2011 7:15 pm

ironic how Ngwenya runs so fast now playing for USA.

What? Wharrt?
: )
Sorry, just my own sense of humour, lost on most no doubt.

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Francois November 23, 2011 8:01 pm

As opposed to when he played for...?

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Just Call Me Ehtch November 23, 2011 8:55 pm

Well if you do not get it, I am not going to explain it to you.
But I'll give you a clue - Birmingham Alabama? Click anything?

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Francois November 23, 2011 9:03 pm

oh yeah my bad, i thought it felt borderline indeed.
Good thing you can still explain to the ones who got it, if not to the ones who don't. that makes it useful too :)

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Just Call Me Ehtch November 23, 2011 9:44 pm

Well, you know, you have got to watch what you say these days, even if we are pro-equality, since people get funny ideas these days, and make you out as you are not.
Like this rugby video, mon ami,

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Just Call Me Ehtch November 24, 2011 7:28 pm

Another good vid here of rugby's hotrods, backside on fire stuff, if anyone has not seen it,

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Fettsack November 23, 2011 8:26 pm

Biarritz's back line can produce great rugby when Balshaw doesn't knock the ball off!

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munsterfan923 November 23, 2011 8:53 pm

zee stole that celebration from aaron rodgers (green bay packers qb)....

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BuzzKillington November 24, 2011 2:20 am

What makes you think Rodgers celebration is original? People have been doing an imaginary belt celebration forever.

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Pretzel November 23, 2011 9:00 pm

that celebration was......odd...

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stroudos November 23, 2011 9:26 pm

Two awesome tries. One a cracking example of teamwork and getting up in support in numbers and offering the ball-carrier options. The other sheer individual brilliance, agility and pace - his bullshit seppo celebration took some of the enjoyment out of it though.

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Juggernauter November 23, 2011 10:21 pm

wtf that celebration!

Still two great tries. Harinordoquy is a beast of the game and seems to be getting better with time, while Ngwenya's got wheels...

BTW, exciting times are coming for english rugby now that the corrupts are being brushed aside.

Bring on the rugby!

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Pretzel November 24, 2011 12:21 am

"Bring on the rugby!"

We hope....

....or will someone find some way to add more shit to the shitstorm...

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