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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The Top Five Best 'Fatman' Tries of all time

For years we've been posting the very best in prop tries, and occasionally those scored by hookers, but today we're sharing this quality Top 5 front rowers tries compilation, courtesy of the good folk at Rugby HQ in Australia.

Kicking off the Top 5 countdown is a great effort from former Cheetahs prop, WP Nel. He scored a memorable try against the Brumbies a few years ago, with the dive for the line making it all the more amusing. He has since scored a great try for Edinburgh too.

Welshman Gethin Jenkins, recently included in the British and Irish Lions squad, scored a wonderful try at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, beating a few Namibians before crashing over.

The order of the top three tries is certainly up for debate, as numbers two and three on the list could easily have been number one. The top spot is sensational in it's own right though.

Host Sean Maloney also organised a great chat with the winners of the top spot, a try that was scored way back in 1997 by the duo that now form the Cheetahs coaching team.

EXTRA: View the other five that didn't quite make the Top 5 best 'Fatman' tries here

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Moggy May 01, 2013 4:52 pm

Oh come on, what stood out about McKensie's try? If you wanted a really good frontrow try you should look at Keith Wood chipping the ball over Jeff Wilson and beating him for pace in 1997

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StreathamRugby May 01, 2013 5:23 pm

I guess even though Schalk Brits is a hooker he can't qualify as a fat man? 2011 premiership try of the season vs Gloucester for Saracens.

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iamaj8 May 01, 2013 5:26 pm

two words: Trevor Woodman

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Colombes May 01, 2013 5:36 pm

The last OsDurandt one is quite formidable
I remember Woodman, Brits, Woods, Califano or Fitzpatrick scoring some solo tries

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LeBrack May 01, 2013 5:40 pm

Yep, iamaj8 has it.... Trevor Woodman.

Can't find the video of it anywhere anymore which is why I guess it's not made the top 10....

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stroudos May 01, 2013 9:34 pm

Boom. RD "the postman" always delivers.

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stroudos May 01, 2013 9:36 pm

Woodman's sidestep v the fullback was absolutely deadly.

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iamaj8 May 01, 2013 11:33 pm

thanks for bringing this to the attention of the whole of facebook. if ever a prop try deserves recognition it's this one! good stuff Trev!

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cheyanqui May 01, 2013 6:37 pm

#6 to Ewen MacKenzie was a total homer call. The rest of the tries quite impressive.

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Atilla May 01, 2013 6:56 pm

What about Deon Fourie and his great try with a chip kick against the Sharks two years ago?

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Rugbydump May 01, 2013 9:36 pm

I think this is the one you're meaning, against the Force - Hooker Deon Fourie chip and chase down the wing

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Atilla May 01, 2013 10:17 pm

Ah right, it was the Force ;-)

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Benny May 06, 2013 11:46 am

He's not so fat but what an incredible front-rower try. Couldn't the commentators at least get a little excited about it?

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Celticwarrior May 01, 2013 7:45 pm

No Scott Gibbs against England 1999. I think its fair to call him a fat man....

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cheyanqui May 02, 2013 3:07 pm

"World's Fastest Prop" was the title I think you were looking for.

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FellowFatMan May 01, 2013 8:41 pm

How about Ryan Bevington against Ulster?

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Guest May 01, 2013 10:14 pm

how about perenise try vs saints last season?

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CEO Front Row Union May 02, 2013 1:04 am

Things like this almost makes a Fat Man cry.

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cheyanqui May 02, 2013 3:11 pm

fat men don't cry. They eyelids render lard for the next meal.

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Mozza May 02, 2013 11:24 am

Phil Vickery vs Wasps in 2002 surely?

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Mozza May 02, 2013 11:42 pm

That's the one! Newcastle, not Wasps, my mistake. Amazing try!

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johndoe May 02, 2013 11:42 am

I wouldn't be a fan of Jenkins, but his tries the best by a mile. It would be a fantastic try for any back...

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Jon May 02, 2013 12:50 pm

I guess because it's against Namibia it's not seen as being as good.
Given that Namibia have mostly semi-professional players.
Still, a great prop try.

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cheyanqui May 02, 2013 3:16 pm

Fifteen test tries from Uncle Fester -- the most by any hooker at that time.


In terms of the videos above -- maybe his one against the USA in 1999 is the only highlight worthy try. But as an overall body of work -- a legend.

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DonC May 05, 2013 7:45 pm

HA SA made 3 of the top 5... what are you trying to say!?!?! LOL

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DDevil May 07, 2013 5:17 pm

Graham Price for Wales against France 1975.


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Mike Edmunds July 09, 2013 3:03 pm

Ryan Bevington vs Ulster. Ospreys were camped deep in their 22 with slow ball and with one man in the sinbin. Quality this!


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