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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Prop Ryan Bevington turns on the gas for outstanding Ospreys try

Ospreys prop Ryan Bevington scored one of the tries of the weekend as the Welsh region claimed a 16-12 away win over league leaders Ulster at Ravenhill on Friday night. It was Ulster's first home defeat of the  RaboDirect PRO12 season.

Ospreys lost a player to the sinbin shortly before the superb breakaway, from centre Jonathan Spratt and scrumhalf Kahn Fotuali'i, set Bevington up for a big sprint from about 40m out.

The young Welshman had a lot to do when getting the ball, especially considering he'd kept up with play from all the way back in the Ospreys half. He somehow had the legs though, and managed to finish off the only try of the game, giving his side a well deserved away win.

"When that ball reached Ryan Bevington I was never in any doubt that he was going to score, I knew that no-one would catch him," said Ospreys forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys, who has stated that he believes Bevington is in the Gethin Jenkins mould of freakish front rowers.

"As well as being a good scrummager and good in the park, we know at the Ospreys that he's got a turn of pace as well. The only frustrating thing about him is that sometimes when he is only average, we know that he has that kind of performance in him.

"I don't judge Ryan by normal standards, given the athlete that he is. He can do things that not a lot of other loose-head props can do. Gethin Jenkins could do magnificent stuff, but this kid can do it all. He can scrummage, he can tackle, he can run — he's outstanding."

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Posted by Rugbydump at 3:47 pm | View Comments (11)

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Nick Top Comment | February 12, 2013 8:46 pm

This fills me with indescribable joy. There is nothing more poetic, more beautiful, more transcendent than a prop scoring.

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BackRowBulldozer February 12, 2013 9:22 pm

So beautiful, brings a tear to my eye to see the big fella getting over like that.

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j8a1f3 February 13, 2013 12:14 am

I'm sure I've read somewhere in the past that he used to play centre as a kid

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Jaded Forward Top Comment | February 13, 2013 8:37 am

I particularly like that he did the standard prop post-try celebratory dance. Admittedly, standing there, hands on knees, trying not to vomit isn't as flashy as the moves Digby Ioane pulls out, but the heaving and gasping for breath has a certain groove to it.

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DanKnapp February 13, 2013 9:14 am

Got to love it when the big men show how it's done. Can never get enough of prop tries.

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joeythelemur February 13, 2013 8:31 pm

Is it just me, or is this video the 7s highlights? Did this get changed by accident?

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joeythelemur February 13, 2013 8:32 pm

Nevermind, had a funny refresh issue on my page.

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Jeroo February 14, 2013 3:49 pm

Go on big lad! Seeing a big'n score like that has got to be one of the things guaranteed to put a smile on everyones face.

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kadova February 18, 2013 12:12 am

That's fantastic ! He seemed really exhausted after his run. Great try !

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brawnybalboa February 18, 2013 1:51 am

Once again another prop shows some fantastic athleticism!! I guess we all are a little guilty of thinking of props as still being like Martyn Madden and Bill Cavubati. Never the less it is great to see!

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browner February 20, 2013 3:41 am

The Modern Prop, likely a converted flanker or centre that grew too wide

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