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Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

Five of the Best Tries so far at Rugby World Cup 2015

Five of the Best Tries so far at Rugby World Cup 2015
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Rugby World Cup 2015 has already dished up its fair share of shocks and great plays, and as the second weekend came to a close, World Rugby has given us a chance to reflect on some of the best tries in the competition so far.

They’re all outstanding, so here is our take on each try, with the video down below.

Try No.1 – Santiago Cordero (Argentina v Georgia)

The first try is a superb effort from Pumas winger Santiago Cordero. Already way ahead on the scoreboard, Cordero sniffs out this belter with impressive power to bump off his opposite number and an equally good turn of pace to race clear for the line. Argentina went on to win the match 54-9.

Try No.2 – Gareth Davies (Wales v England)

In arguably the shock of the weekend, Wales turned the ‘Pool of death’ on its head with a 28-25 victory over tournament hosts England at Twickenham. Severely hampered by injury, Wales – who had lost their entire back-three – had to call on replacement scrum-half Lloyd Williams to cover wing. Williams’ inspiration and excellent vision proved crucial as a pin-point crossfield kick was snapped up by regular 9 Gareth Davies to touch down under the posts.

Try No.3 – Rob Kearney (Ireland v Romania)

Ireland secured a bonus point win over Romania in front of a World Cup record crowd of 89,267 at Wembley without running riot. The Irish were clinical and full back Simon Zebo was the stand-out figure in an excellent performance. His searing pace and incisive pass inside put Rob Kearney in for a fantastic breakaway score.

Try No.4 – Matt Toomua (Australia v Uruguay)

Australia’s illustrious – and often controversial – stand-off Quade Cooper can blow hot and cold. But in Sunday’s meeting with Uruguay he was in blistering form, setting up this classic team try for Matt Toomua. A trademark side-step bamboozled the Uruguayan defence before some neat interplay with Kurtley Beale saw Toomua run in the try of the game.

Try No.5 – DTH van der Merwe (Canada v Italy)

For a long time at Elland Road on Saturday, it seemed that Kieran Crowley’s Canada were about to upset Italy in Pool D. They played a fast paced, running game that suited former Glasgow Warriors player DTH van der Merwe down to the ground. And as fans north of the English border will testify, Van der Merwe’s pace is electric.

The South African born winger brilliantly tracked his inside pass to Ciaran Hearn before cutting back upon receiving the ball to round several Italian defenders to go in under the posts. The Canucks would ultimately fall short 23-18.

Which is your favourite try?

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20 Comments

  • drg
    9:25 PM 03/10/2015

    I've seen this too in some cases. A reply to one person suddenly appears very much further down the page under another person. I believe it happened before the latest layout change... if that helps...

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  • rugbydump
    1:15 PM 01/10/2015

    Thanks Colombes. We will try to work out when and why that is happening.

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  • 12:57 PM 30/09/2015

    If you install HOLA you will...

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  • colombes
    10:53 AM 30/09/2015

    The canuck try is my favorite. On a side note, for RD, apart the highlights which can't be seen in France. some comments posted in the newsfeed seem to appear at wrong places. for example, this message will may appear in response of another one, sometimes not. maybe a java script bug. Cheers

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  • colombes
    10:48 AM 30/09/2015

    Yeah. The highlights are blocked in France as the channel TF1 is the official tv broadcaster. So these highlights can't be watched.

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  • drg
    10:28 AM 30/09/2015

    Your English is fine! *thumbsup*

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  • oliver
    8:13 AM 30/09/2015

    The australian try is my personal fave. I love Cooper's steps and to throw a huge pass like that while running full speed is amazing. On another note, am I the only one who thinks there's an obstruction in the Irish try? Seems to me that Kearney is blocking the Romanian defenders....(at 1'30 in the video)

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  • feddderico
    2:49 AM 30/09/2015

    *fast running lines changes.

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  • feddderico
    2:47 AM 30/09/2015

    Only 4 things to say: Santiago Cordero qualitys reminds me Shane Williams or Jason Robinson.. explosive speed and fast running changes. Agree that Goromaru try should defenitly be here. About this 5 trys, Canada try seems the nicest form me. Sorry for my not perfect english.

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  • drg
    1:15 AM 30/09/2015

    Out of all of these DTH's has to be the best, his lines are brilliant, great hand offs, vision to pass it and vision to keep up support, then rather than heading straight for the posts he takes the offload and runs straight towards his tackled team mate to wrong foot the defence... great stuff...

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  • 9:05 PM 29/09/2015

    Thanks for the info. I'll look into a proxy or VPN.

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  • rugbydump
    8:52 PM 29/09/2015

    During the RWC we're obviously posting a lot of official highlights, and apparently those are geo-blocked in the US (and some people have said France too) by World Rugby unfortunately. It's to do with broadcaster's rights agreements. Investing in a good VPN/Proxy will save you a whole lot of heartache, and mean you can stream live matches too. We might do a post with more info and tips if that would be helpful.

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  • stroudos
    5:19 PM 29/09/2015

    (*they're)

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  • stroudos
    5:19 PM 29/09/2015

    Maybe that saving him for the best tackles compilation?

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  • 10stonenumber10
    4:39 PM 29/09/2015

    They are all good tries, but nothing particularly outstanding. And agreed with BMW, Goromaru should be in there.

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  • eddie-g
    4:24 PM 29/09/2015

    You only need an average try to beat an average team. **runs and hides under bridge**

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  • eddie-g
    4:22 PM 29/09/2015

    Absolutely. Best first-phase move of the tournament.

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  • katman
    3:08 PM 29/09/2015

    Renounce that other game you call football and we can make the problem go away.

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  • 1:00 PM 29/09/2015

    It seems these days that next to none of the videos on the site are made available for viewing in the U.S...kind of a shame.

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  • stroudos
    11:03 AM 29/09/2015

    That Wales try was average at best.... *pulls pin, throws, covers ears* Van der Merwe's is the pick of the bunch for me. Love the way he mugs those would-be tacklers off at the start of the move.

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