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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Jamie Roberts poor pass bombs try after great break from Jonny Sexton

British & Irish Lions stars Jonny Sexton, Dan Lydiate and Jamie Roberts are all at Racing Metro in France this season. So far Sexton has played pretty well, as can be seen with the confident break in this clip, but on this occasion Roberts failed to finish off what could have been a great try.

After fracturing the defence, all Racing needed to do was get it wide and a try was sure to be on, but Roberts' poor pass killed the move. As you can see, he was pretty disgusted with himself.

It mattered little though as they bounced back from last weekend's loss to Toulon by beating Oyonnax 22-9. Sexton scored 17 points and Virgile Lacombe scored a late try to seal victory.

You can also view a (French language) match report and wrap up on page two of this post

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Posted at 5:19 pm | 11 comments

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Bunn September 03, 2013 10:58 pm

Well he's never been known for his passing

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WelshOsprey September 04, 2013 4:38 am

He's not used to this many club games in a season!

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dave September 05, 2013 4:57 am

excuses, excuses, the welsh are the first to shit on another teams player having a bad showing and the first to make the weakest excuses for their own

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Reality September 07, 2013 4:22 pm

While I don't think your comment is wrong per se, I think WelshOsprey was just making light of the fact that Roberts barely ever plays because of injury rather than making excuses for him.

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Steve September 04, 2013 8:13 am

No worse than Jonathon Davies passing. Maybe it's a Welsh thing...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/21373249

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Guy September 04, 2013 11:43 am

Imo the break by Sexton deserves more attention than the pass by Roberts.

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coops September 04, 2013 8:21 pm

Ironic that, prior to the Lions tour, everyone's reasoning for not including Tuilagi was that he "couldn't pass". I like Roberts, but I have never seen him pass regularly, and when I do see him try it, it's generally pretty poor.

Great run by Sexton though.

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dave September 05, 2013 4:59 am

thanks for pointing that out
that actually annoyed me a lot this lions tour

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BR September 05, 2013 9:45 am

It's bizarre to me how players can get to where they are in their careers and still not possess the fundamentals of the game - i.e. Catching and Passing......things that 8 year olds are taught.

No real pressure on the pass - just a lack of concentration probably.

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just a pass!! September 05, 2013 3:23 pm

come on is just a pass!!!!!!Even Lynagh did wrong passes sometimes!!!!

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browner September 07, 2013 10:03 am

Its easier to create a rugby player from an Athlete than v.versa Tom croft was player of the tour for the 2009 lions, but having returned to his club he was back doing individual passing training the following week at liecester tigers.....core skill improvement is never too late

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