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Jamie Roberts poor pass bombs try after great break from Jonny Sexton

Jamie Roberts poor pass bombs try after great break from Jonny Sexton
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British & Irish Lions stars Jonny Sexton, Dan Lydiate and Jamie Roberts are all at Racing Metro in France this season. So far Sexton has played pretty well, as can be seen with the confident break in this clip, but on this occasion Roberts failed to finish off what could have been a great try.

After fracturing the defence, all Racing needed to do was get it wide and a try was sure to be on, but Roberts’ poor pass killed the move. As you can see, he was pretty disgusted with himself.

It mattered little though as they bounced back from last weekend’s loss to Toulon by beating Oyonnax 22-9. Sexton scored 17 points and Virgile Lacombe scored a late try to seal victory.

You can also view a (French language) match report and wrap up on page two of this post

Match report from Racing Metro vs Oyonnax mentioning another new signing, Springbok Juandre Kruger, who flew in for the game. Shortly afterwards he had to head off to join his team in Australia, where the Springboks take on the Wallabies in the Rugby Championship this weekend.

Time: 4:05
Credit:  ballboi81

6 Comments

  • reality
    5:22 PM 07/09/2013

    While I don't think your comment is wrong per se, I think WelshOsprey was just making light of the fact that Roberts barely ever plays because of injury rather than making excuses for him.

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  • browner
    11:03 AM 07/09/2013

    Its easier to create a rugby player from an Athlete than v.versa Tom croft was player of the tour for the 2009 lions, but having returned to his club he was back doing individual passing training the following week at liecester tigers.....core skill improvement is never too late

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  • coops
    9:21 PM 04/09/2013

    Ironic that, prior to the Lions tour, everyone's reasoning for not including Tuilagi was that he "couldn't pass". I like Roberts, but I have never seen him pass regularly, and when I do see him try it, it's generally pretty poor. Great run by Sexton though.

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  • guy
    12:43 PM 04/09/2013

    Imo the break by Sexton deserves more attention than the pass by Roberts.

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  • welshosprey
    5:38 AM 04/09/2013

    He's not used to this many club games in a season!

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  • bunn
    11:58 PM 03/09/2013

    Well he's never been known for his passing

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