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Thursday, November 16, 2017

#TBT - Tom Croft retires but this 2007 try will be remembered forever

Leicester Tigers, England and British and Irish Lions forward Tom Croft has today confirmed his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect. He has been forced to retire on medical grounds, after persistent concerns with a neck injury. MORE »

Monday, November 06, 2017

Nikola Matawalu brilliance sets up outstanding length of the field try

In what will surely be considered among the tries of the year in the Pro 14, Nikola Matawalu produced this spectacular try against Leinster, showing his blistering pace as he ran straight through the defence and bolted the entire length of the field to set up Nick Grigg. MORE »

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Telusa Veainu's unbelievable feet leave defenders for dead on way to tryline

Fresh off the back of scoring a hat-trick against Castres, Leicester Tigers flyer Telusa Veainu crossed for this outstanding try against Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership. It was the opening try in the Tigers' 30-13 victory at Kingston Park. MORE »

Monday, October 30, 2017

Ash Splash returns as Chris Ashton darts in from 80m for Toulon

The Ash Splash returned as Toulon beat Brive 41-24 on Saturday, with former England winger Chris Ashton picking up a second half brace, including an impressive 80m long range effort. The win helped the three-time European champions Toulon move into third place in the Top 14. MORE »

Monday, October 23, 2017

Former Parramatta Eels star Semi Radradra impresses for Toulon

Playing in only his third match for Top 14 powerhouse Toulon, recent League convert Semi Radradra had a match to remember, scoring on his first touch and then impressively fending off two defenders later in the match. MORE »

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Scarlets' Steff Evans finishes sensational team try in heavy rain

Rhys Priestland kicked Bath to an 18-13 win over his former team, but it was Scarlets that scored one of the tries of the weekend, as winger Steff Evans went over in the first half in wet and windy conditions. MORE »

Monday, October 16, 2017

Izaia Perese destroys two hapless defenders as he storms in for a try

Queensland Country secured their top four position in Australia's National Rugby Championship on Saturday with a 57-31 win over Greater Sydney Rams. One of the tries of the match came from young Wallaby hopeful Izaia Perese, who bounced off two men to score. MORE »

Monday, October 02, 2017

Nemani Nadolo rampages for impressive hat-trick

Giant Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo scored a hat-trick over the weekend, scoring enough points to take down Brive by himself in Montpellier's emphatic 54-10 win. Oddly enough, he did the exact same thing to Brive one year ago. MORE »

Friday, September 29, 2017

Jack Goodhue's sneaky intercept sets up incredible Northland try

Northland beat Otago 32-20 in an entertaining Mitre 10 Cup match on Wednesday, with this try standing out as the most amusing we've seen for a while. It featured the ever impressive Jack Goodhue with a neat bit of play that is sure to bring a smile to your face. MORE »

Monday, September 18, 2017

Wellington Hooker Asafo Aumua steps fullback to score incredible 60m try

Up and coming New Zealand hooker Asafo Aumua continues to make a name for himself with his freakish speed and scoring ability. Over the weekend, he scored another brilliant try against Canterbury in the Mitre 10 Championship. MORE »

Friday, September 15, 2017

Taranki scored this sensational length of the field try in New Plymouth

Taranaki produced a convincing 29-7 win over Bay of Plenty in New Zealand's Mitre 10 Cup earlier today, saving their best try for last in New Plymouth. The tryscorer was Sione Lea, who scored his first try at that level, on the occassion of his 50th cap. MORE »

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rampaging Vaea Fifita makes astonishing All Blacks start vs Argentina

Vaea Fifita's first start for the All Blacks could not have gone better. Not only did he score one of the best loose forward tries you're likely to see, but he made countless big runs and showed himself as a physical threat in close quarters. MORE »

Monday, September 04, 2017

70m wonder try scored by 18 year old Gervais Cordin

One of the best tries scored this weekend was done so by a player still young enough to be playing age group rugby. 18-year-old Grenoble fullback Gervais Cordin scored this scorcher in the French ProD2 league, stepping his way through the Stade Montois defenders with ease. MORE »

Friday, September 01, 2017

Lelia Masaga POWER sets up impressive sprint try for young Glasgow Warriors lock

Glasgow Warriors start their PRO 14 campaign on Saturday against Connacht, following on from a successful 40-23 away pre-season win over the Dragons last weekend. Young second rower Scott Cummings scored a fantastic try as part of the win, set up by veteran flyer, Lelia Masaga. MORE »

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

5 Great Tries from the opening weekend of the Top 14

The French Top 14 season began in earnest last weekend, with reigning champions Clermont Auvergne falling to an opening round defeat away to Bordeaux, while last year’s beaten finalists turned on the style to comfortably put away Pau at the Stade Félix Mayol. MORE »

Monday, August 28, 2017

Chris Ashton makes strong debut for new club Toulon

Chris Ashton wasted no time in finding his stride for new club Toulon. The former Saracens and England winger had quite the debut, scoring two tries and making a try saving tackle in his club's dismantling of Top 14 rival Pau 41-14. MORE »

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pierre Spies dominates with first ever Test try against England in 2007

Former Springbok number eight Pierre Spies announced his retirement from rugby earlier this week, writing a heartfelt statement on his website. The 32-year-old physical specimen earned 53 Test caps and played for the Bulls, Montpellier and Japanese side, Kintetsu Liners. MORE »

Monday, August 14, 2017

Top 5 Tries from Round 2 of the Women's Rugby World Cup

Round two of the Women's Rugby World Cup took place on Sunday, with New Zealand racking up a 121-0 defeat of Hong Kong, while hosts Ireland came back from trailing Japan to win 24-14. Here are five of the best tries scored on the day, as the USA, England and France also picked up big wins. MORE »

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Compilation of the best tries in Super Rugby 2017

As always, there were some incredible tries scored in this season's Super Rugby tournament. A few in particular stand out, but if you've got 15 minutes to kill, sit back and watch this compilation that features some sensational bits of play from all the Super Rugby sides. MORE »

Thursday, August 03, 2017

#Throwback Thursday: Transvaal dominate with great tries in 1993

Ahead of this coming weekend's Super Rugby final, here is a quick look back at when the Lions (then Transvaal) were in their heyday. They won the inaugural Super 10 title in 1993, and in the same year, won the Currie Cup, playing some stunning rugby along the way. MORE »

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