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Thursday May 21, 2015

Canadian Taylor Paris scores try from 105m out in PRO D2 Semi Final

Canadian former Sevens star, Taylor Paris, scored a sensational counter-attacking try for Agen from all of 105m out in the French second division, PRO D2, semi final at the weekend. It was what is sometimes called a 14-point turnaround, and proved vital in the end.

Paris scored twice in what was an amazing game of rugby that ended 32-32 after extra time and 100 minutes of rugby. Agen progressed due to scoring more tries on the day.

A few minutes after halftime Perpignan were hot on attack and came within inches of scoring, but the ball was turned over so Agen swung it wide behind their own tryline. Paris did the rest, beating one defender on the outside to sprint over 100m to score a thrilling try. 

Agen went through to the final as they scored 4 tries against Perpignan’s 3. Agen will face Stade Montois in the PRO D2 final this coming Sunday.

You can view a quick highlights report from the match on page two

video credits: gorpitsen junior and France 3 Aquitaine 

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