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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The Top Five (Aussie) Buzzer Beaters of All Time

In a few months time the British & Irish Lions will set sail for Australia to take part in what should be an action packed 2013 tour filled with drama. In the build up, here's a look back at some of the most memorable last minute wins in Australian rugby history.

Rugby HQ went through their archives and along with input from fans on Twitter, put together this list of the Top 5 most memorable Buzzer Beaters.

They're all involving Australians, but should bring back some great memories for neutrals too. 

Throughout the week leading up to the airing of the show, Fox Sports revealed a few of the contenders that didn't quite make the final cut for the Top 5 list. Listed in order below:

#10 - Stephen Hoiles extra time dramatic try vs Wales (2007) View
- Andrew Mehrtens shows the Bulls crowd middle fingers after drop win (1999) View
- Stirling Mortlock wins it for the Wallabies (2000) View
- James O'Connor late try and conversion in Hong Kong (2010) View
#6 - Kurtley Beale slots penalty at the death to beat Springboks (2010) View

Below are the Top Five, as selected by Sean Maloney and Rugby HQ

Posted by Rugbydump at 9:08 am | View Comments (15)

Stephen Hoiles snatches win for the Wallabies over Wales

Incredible finish to the Bledisloe Cup in Hong Kong

Wallabies pip the Springboks in Tri Nations thriller

Stirling Mortlock wins it for the Wallabies in 2000

Andrew Mehrtens zaps the crowd after a winning dropgoal

Posted in See it to Believe it, Top 5 compilations

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what about April 03, 2013 4:11 pm

Nick Evans for Harlequins vs Stade Francais?

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Atilla April 03, 2013 4:30 pm

Wales - Scotland during the Six Nations 2010, THAT was a buzzer beater!

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Myriadhex April 03, 2013 4:30 pm

Doesn't even include Kurtley Beale's try v Wales last year.

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Guest April 03, 2013 5:50 pm

I am the only one to find those videos "Rugby HQ by FoxSport" extremely annoying ?

The journalists are trying to make it fun but.....

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LJNumber8 April 03, 2013 8:56 pm

Probably not. Just don't watch it, or make your own better TV show.

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Jon April 04, 2013 2:36 am

I love it. But seriously, why watch it if you don't like it?
People love complaining about free shit they don't have to look at.

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DrG April 05, 2013 1:41 pm

He wasn't so much complaining, only asking if he was the only one. I lean a lot more to the "these are funny side" but I can see how it could/would annoy other people.

And, to top it all off, is there not a chance that he might enjoy the next one? Recently RD has posted, maybe 3 of these Rugby HQ videos? (maybe more), so wouldn't the guest be entitled to watch a few of them just to make sure he doesn't like them?

I personally found this one was not one of their best, but I still enjoyed it.

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stroudos April 04, 2013 3:29 am

@Guest, Yes you are the only one. It's bloody brilliant.

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Guest April 04, 2013 11:16 am

Don't worry guys, I only watch them saying to myself: "hey maybe this time they will show us a bit more of rugby than 5 seconds long actions" but they don't.

But maybe that's just me: I come on this website to see rugby videos and not some TV shows.

But come on guys, videos such as the Top Five `Don't Argues' of All Time ( or "Rugby Plays of the Week" videos, seriously is there any rugby in those ? And don't worry I don't watch these ones anymore.

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Jon April 05, 2013 12:45 am

You're a goose.

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Jogol April 04, 2013 12:13 am

Come on how could they not fit JoC try and convertion?!

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BenMillerNumber11 April 04, 2013 8:56 am

Dan Luger, England VS Australia, Twickenham November 18, 2000 - 100% the best buzzer beater of all time and had to be in the top 5 atleast.

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Richard Church Keen April 05, 2013 1:38 am

no.... the best buzzer beater is Jonny's drop goal. They got that spot on. Luger could've made top 5, but no-one can take the top spot from Wilko! I was watching thinking they wouldn't give it to an Englishman, but fair play, they did!

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Wayno April 04, 2013 7:23 pm

Habana's last minute try in the super rugby final deserves a mention

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coffeeboy April 05, 2013 12:12 pm

Jonah Lomu's try after three minutes of extra time, NZ vs Oz, Sydney, 2000.

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