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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Zee Ngwenya's great try saving tackles against Leinster

Earlier this week we featured a great try saving tackle from Tim Nanai-Williams, but he wasn't the only one putting in a massive effort at the weekend. Zee Ngwenya, the USA Eagles and Biarritz flyer, made two great tackles during defeat to Leinster at the RDS.

The Irish powerhouses reached the Amlin Challenge Cup final with a convincing 44-16 victory, booking themselves a meeting with Stade Francais in the final in Dublin on May 17th.

Zee Ngwenya, the speedster who first came to prominence at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, made two great try-saving tackles during the match, first on Sexton as he chased back and got under the ball to prevent a try, and then on Ian Madigan.

Madigan intecepted and ran the eighty odd metres before being brought down just five out.

As with Nanai-Williams, Ngwenya was penalised however, and received a yellow card that swung things truly in Leinster's favour. They went on to score five tries in total.

It was a game that produced few chances for the Zimbabwean born winger, but it was good to see such a great effort from a player that is not only lightning fast, but clearly always committed too.

Highlights: You can view longer highlights from the match on page two here

Full highlights of Leinster vs Biarritz in the Amlin Challenge Cup Semi Final at the RDS

(excuse the poor quality)

Time: 11:51
Credit: leinsterrugbytv

Posted at 7:47 pm | 9 comments

Tim Nanai-Williams great try saving tackle on Cobus Reinach

Marland Yarde try saver on Marland Yarde

Biarritz score a sensational team try against Montpellier

Nick Abendanon's try saving tackle on Zee Ngwenya

Zee Ngwenya's great hat-trick against Gloucester

Takudzwa Ngwenya great try for the USA Sevens

Matthew Tait try & brilliant try saver

Takudzwa Ngwenya smokes Bryan Habana

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Question May 03, 2013 3:20 pm

What is the penalty for at the 4:25 mark?

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sdre May 03, 2013 3:31 pm

his second tackle, from an angle running down... fantastic and superb commitment

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Whoa May 03, 2013 7:49 pm

I remember when Zee first came on the scene, I and other USA fans were as shocked by his lack of skills as we were by his incredible speed. You can teach skills but you can't teach that pace. And, you can't teach heart. What a story this guy is. Way to go Zee, keep it up.

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Yupyabhoyo May 03, 2013 8:03 pm

Awsome team, Leinster to win the final no matter who it is.

Poor quality video tho, timing is out or is it just me?

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Rugbydump May 04, 2013 6:05 pm

On the highlights? Yes - that's an official upload from Leinster

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Question May 05, 2013 8:16 pm

It looks like it is a knock-on at 4:25, so why did the ref award a penalty?

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TotesMcGoates May 06, 2013 8:09 am

The knock on was caught by a player in an offside position.

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