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IRPA Try of the Year 2016 Nominees announced

IRPA Try of the Year 2016 Nominees announced
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World Rugby has unveiled the shortlists for a number of awards, all to be presented at the World Rugby Awards 2016 dinner in London on November 13th. The IRPA (International Rugby Players’ Association) Try of the Year shortlist is presented above, with three great nominations.

The three are Jamie Heaslip’s try for Ireland in their Six Nations encounter with Italy, Kaito Shigeno’s effort for Japan against Scotland in June, and then TJ Perenara scoring for the All Blacks against Argentina.

Which is your favourite try?

IRPA Try of the Year:
Jamie Heaslip (Ireland, v Italy)
TJ Perenara (New Zealand, v Argentina)
Kaito Shigeno (Japan, v Scotland)

8 Comments

  • jimmy23
    11:21 AM 03/11/2016

    Agreed. If they're going to go down that route then there should be a best "team effort" and a best "individual effort".

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  • stroudos
    11:00 AM 03/11/2016

    Yep.

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  • stroudos
    10:58 AM 03/11/2016

    I agree. Three cracking team tries, but the Japan one just had so many players involved, all doing the right thing at the right time. Great decision-making, with right options taken every time in my view.

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  • stroudos
    10:56 AM 03/11/2016

    I like the fact that they're team tries. Rugby is a team sport and, aside from a little bit of genius/bit of magic every now and then, the try-scorer benefits to some extent from a lot of hard work by his team-mates. That's why I don't like these awards. I would go so far as to say - especially on the evidence of these three - that the award should be presented to the team, not the individual.

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  • breakaway
    5:19 AM 03/11/2016

    There's an almost surgical precision about the All Blacks' try that appeals, and it was also their third try in about 5 minutes. But I think the gong will go to one of the other two and I can't really split 'em. The pass to Sexton at about 22 seconds should be studied by all those who think they are doing a service to the game by harping on about lines on the field indicating a forward pass. Although the ball is clearly passed legitimately from the man outside him, Sexton catches it past the point at which it was let go. And yet who would claim a forward pass? No player, official, or commentator shows the slightest interest, and rightly so. A perfect example of how the law is (and in my opinion, should be) interpreted.

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  • finedisregard
    4:21 AM 03/11/2016

    The Japanese one!

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  • ronan
    10:33 PM 02/11/2016

    there all brilliant team trys rather than individual player trys...

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  • mastersa
    9:43 PM 02/11/2016

    Love them all but northern hemisphere bias has me voting for Heaslip try.

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