Sky TV have put together a list of 10 nominations for the very best tries scored in New Zealand domestic and international rugby in the last 12 months. Fans have until Wednesday this week to vote for the single try they think is best.
*EDIT 11 Dec 2014: Malakai Fekitoa has been named as the winner. View all the tries below
The Sky Fans Try of the Year will be revealed at the annual Steinlager Rugby Awards in Auckland on Thursday 11 December. The most popular try will be unveiled along with a host of other awards, all celebrating great achievements in rugby.
Last week we saw the IRPA Try of the Year 2014 nominations, for the best Test rugby tries scored over the course of the last year. The shortlist didn’t include any All Black tries, so here is a nice chance for New Zealand fans to take a look at some of their great tries in the last year.
Sky’s panel of experts, along with New Zealand Rugby, have selected 10 fantastic efforts to choose from, covering Super Rugby, the ITM Cup, Tests, and a Women’s Rugby candidate too.
“It’s been another year of heart stopping rugby across all competitions, showcasing the depth and breadth of our game,” said Neil Sorensen New Zealand Rugby General Manager Rugby.
“The fantastic thing about rugby in New Zealand is that everyone has an opinion. Giving fans a chance to debate the best try of the year is a great way for them to have their say when we celebrate rugby’s successes at the Steinlager Rugby Awards.”
Gareth Anscombe, Bulls v Chiefs | Beauden Barrett, Highlanders v Hurricanes | Ryan Crotty, Ireland v All Blacks | Malakai Fekitoa, Sharks v Highlanders | Fa’asiu Fuatai, Otago v North Harbour | Honey Hireme, Waikato v Canterbury | Alapati Leiua, Crusaders v Hurricanes | Tino Nemani, Bay of Plenty v Tasman | Julian Savea, All Blacks v England, Waikato Stadium | Ben Smith, All Blacks v England, Eden Park
The following three tries have been selected as the most popular:
Beauden Barrett; Hurricanes v Highlanders
Malakai Fekitoa; Sharks v Highlanders
Alapati Leiua; Crusaders v Hurricanes
The winner will be announced at the Steinlager Rugby Awards on 11 December 2014
UPDATE 11/12/2014: Malakai Fekitoa has been awarded Try of the Year