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Friday, February 15, 2013

The Top 10 tries in the Southern Hemisphere in 2012

After a long wait, Super Rugby is back this weekend as fifteen teams set out to do what the Chiefs managed to last season and blast away the competition. Here’s a look at the best tries scored in top flight southern hemisphere domestic rugby in 2012.

While right now it's all about the Northern Hemisphere season as the Top 14, RaboDirect PRO12, Aviva Premiership and Heineken Cup keep us busy, the Southern Hemisphere domestic season is just about to go into overdrive with one of the most exciting tournaments on the planet.

Super Rugby started today and while there are only two matches in Round 1, next weekend we’ll see a full compliment as the best from New Zealand, South Africa and Australia battle it out.

The Currie Cup and ITM Cup take place later in the year, so there’s plenty to look forward to. For now we’re looking back the top ten tries scored in the aforementioned competitions last year.

Most of them were featured here at some stage or another, so we’ve linked to them in the related posts below so you can watch longer versions of the clips, which is particularly advisable for two of the tries included here, as that match was a true classic.

The top ten tries here are as chosen by Sky Sports, so credit goes to them for the great work in compiling the clip. Do you agree with the order though, or do you have any other candidates?

Posted at 5:26 pm | 15 comments

Hawkes Bay vs Bay of Plenty battle of the bay

Bjorn Basson's great try against the Cheetahs

Andre Taylor scores with brilliant finish vs the Rebels

Lwazi Mvovo hits the turbos for great try vs the Brumbies

Danny Cipriani's great try and celebration vs the Force

Dom Shipperly scores last-gasp try to defeat the Waratahs

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Swazza February 15, 2013 11:58 pm

Gotta love cipriani. Unbelievable try and celebrations even after pulling up 5 metres out

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DJ February 16, 2013 12:54 am

The Joe Petersen try in Dunedin is certainly in any top 10.

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Facepalm February 16, 2013 1:01 am

Just succumbing to Piers Morgam, Cipriani is the person who makes me least proud to be English.

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Rob rich February 16, 2013 1:41 am

He is an absolute nob jockey, fair play

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Jeroz February 16, 2013 4:54 am

oh man that final little dink in the first place try. Brilliant

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Wayno February 16, 2013 9:53 am

top 3 were brilliant

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anon February 16, 2013 4:57 pm

non from the blues vs chiefs game?

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katman February 16, 2013 7:37 pm

Inside outside! A dummy! A shimmy! A try!

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barizpan February 16, 2013 8:37 pm

Although I'm a fan of the Hawkes Bay I think whoever made this vid has a slight/massive NZ bias. Some gud tries tho, Cipriani what an absolute clown

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Stubby February 16, 2013 9:35 pm

don't agree with the order but of those shown no.1 is no.1

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Yoshimitsu February 17, 2013 9:03 pm

Mvovo in open space, hits the turbos! Mvovo is away!

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JayG February 17, 2013 11:39 pm

NPC teams - not scared of running it from their own 22, eh?

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brawnybalboa February 18, 2013 1:37 am

For Try #7, Tasman v Southland, could they have not worn kits that were easier to tell apart? I know the shorts are different colours, but overall their wasn't much difference!

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MisterDavid February 18, 2013 2:53 pm

Feel a bit sorry for the Steamers after that.

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