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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Round 20

Time for some quality tries as we catch up on the best from the Top 14 for Round 20, which took place a couple of week's back. As always there's a whole lot of talent on show and some amazing tries that are well worth sitting still for eight minutes for.

Shortly after it took place we featured the Toulouse vs Castres highlights here on the site. The game was a classic and went right down to the final few minutes of play, as Toulouse snatched the win with a late try by number eight Gillian Galan.

In this compilation, as made by Canal+ as always, some of the best tries from that game are featured, including the winning effort by Galan, and another great one scored by Florian Fritz.

When Stade Francais played Lyon, the final score was 41-19 to the hosts and some excellent tries were scored, including two for Djibril Camara, and a fantastic effort from former England winger Paul Sackey. Remi Grosso's try for Lyon in the same game was also great to see.

The try of the round, or at least the best solo effort anyway, went to French winger Yoann Huget, who scored a length of the field effort in Bayonne's 37-26 loss to Montpellier.

After beating the first line of defence with a lovely run and chipping the cover, it looked as though he'd run out of out of gas but a loose bit of defending and a good tackle allowed the ball to pop free and Huget to finish off a brilliant, determined, solo try.

Did they get the order correct? Which was your favourite try?

Posted at 11:27 am | 12 comments

Toulouse come from behind twice to snatch win over Castres

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stroudos March 27, 2012 1:45 pm

Huget's try definitely deserves to be #1 - awesome solo effort. Some nice tries in there, Sackey's prob worth the runner-up spot and I can't believe I've not heard of this Djibril Camara bloke before - he looks mustard.

BTW who's the unlucky Montpellier wing who gets pickpocketed at the end? I'm sure the commentator says "Huget putting pressure on Caucaunibuca", but it's obviously not Caucau!

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Matt March 27, 2012 1:50 pm

It's Nagusa

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VLM March 27, 2012 1:59 pm

Stroudos : it's Timoci Nagusa.

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Oji March 27, 2012 2:15 pm

Nagusa made a big mistake there, but he can do some crazy sh** too:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xo5ef5_l-essai-de-80m-de-montpellier-contre-paris_sport

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stroudos March 27, 2012 3:03 pm

Awesome. I remember that game, Trinh-Duc gave a masterclass in kicking - chips, grubbers and this brilliant drop-out.

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Sankeor March 28, 2012 1:36 am

Huget's try is impressive indeed, but I suspect him of illegal drug-taking.
I still remember why he wasn't part of the World Cup in NZ.

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Sankeor March 28, 2012 1:39 am

Anyway... knock-on ?

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Stubby March 28, 2012 1:36 pm

he didn't have possession. he knocked it loose, picked it up and scored.

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Annonymous March 28, 2012 8:33 pm

Great Paul Sackey try.

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phunni March 29, 2012 9:03 am

What I love about these tries is that, with a few notable exceptions, they develop over a few phases. It feels like every other try in the super 15 comes out of nothing from 80 metres. One or two of those is great, too many and it gets boring. French rugby seems in good shape.

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