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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ben Youngs' 80m try vs Bath voted Aviva Premiership Try of the Week

Ben Youngs' excellent solo effort  For Leicester Tigers against Bath at the weekend was voted Aviva Premiership Try of the Week for Round 21.

Youngs, a solid contender for a Lions berth, will have impressed Warren Gatland with his pace and quick thinking as he caught Bath off guard with a quick-tap penalty, then sprinted 80m. 

It is the fifth time in the last six rounds that Try of the Week has gone to the Tigers.

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Babubunu April 24, 2013 3:01 pm

Penalty for not allowing the player to present the ball and in from the side at 0.48

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Setters April 24, 2013 3:38 pm

Could have been 2 penalties to Bath, 1st at 10 seconds - croft makes the tackle and a ruck is instantly formed yet he just gets up and plays the ball. 2nd Toby Flood, off feet when ripping the ball from Donald (47 seconds). Fair play though, great work from Youngs!

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Kornboy130 April 24, 2013 4:21 pm

You must be kidding - Croft has released the man and gets up to the play the ball as tackler, legitimate in that time frame (you might see it given as a penalty 1 time out of 10 but as the tackler in such a short time frame joining your team mate on the ball who is first man is no illegal as tackler) and at no point is Flood off his feet - as much is obvious by the fact he wouldn't have been able to get up whilst still ripping the ball from Donald.

Got to say i disagree on both points.

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browner April 24, 2013 6:49 pm

Croft - Tackler has 15.4[c] rights to the ball.
Agulla - doesn't join the ruck legally 16.2[b]
Flood - you're correct he's not supporting his body weight 15.6[a] but it's such a fraction of a second that he gets away with it.

What was the full back doing, to be run around like that !

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shakespeare April 24, 2013 3:57 pm

I'm surprised that professional rugby players would turn their backs like that after a penalty was given.

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Flying Dutchman April 24, 2013 7:27 pm

Don't find this a particularly amazing try.

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poccio April 24, 2013 11:50 pm

nap time for the bath players, nice sprint but it was really a big lapse in defense, i guess though one could say that part of the beauty of this try is setting it up to look like you are going to play it slow and then bam! full throttle acceleration.

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Motjan April 25, 2013 9:29 am

17s - If Bakkies Botha entered a ruck like that he would get a 5 week ban and Leicester's coach would shit a brick!!!

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