The Mitre 10 Cup has been brilliant thus far. Week in and week out the comp has consistently produced great tries. Week seven was no exception, so here is a look at the best from the most recent round of action in New Zealand’s premier domestic competition.
Waikato got things started with a brilliant chip and chase for Jordan Trainor, who offloaded perfectly to his captain Whetu Douglas for a score in the corner. Not to be outdone, Canterbury answered right back with a nice counter-attacking try from just beyond half-way. Canterbury came out on top in the midweek game, 29-23.
Some quick hands and several brilliant offloads produced a couple of tries for Wellington as they thumped Southland 60-21, while North Harbor and Bay of Plenty went back and forth in a short amount of time, each with a hard-earned try.
Lolagi Visinia crossed for Auckland, as did Rieko Ioane who – amazingly – got his second consecutive hat-trick as Auckland beat Otago 54-17.
Canterbury played again on Sunday and Jack Stratton found the line from the back of the scrum against Taranaki, before their Number 8 Iopu Iopu-Aso got free and charged through the defence. It wasn’t enough as Canterbury took the match 39-34.
So there were several top tries to choose from. Which is the best, and your favorite?
credit: The Tight Five Rugby Union
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