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Thursday Mar 5, 2015

The Top 5 Tries of the Aviva Premiership weekend - Round 16

The Top 5 Tries of the Aviva Premiership weekend - Round 16
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With all the shocks and big clashes of last weekends Six Nations matches it is easy to forget the Aviva Premiership, however this week’s tries of the week showed up some real doozies. A perfect mixture of tries containing pace, power, offloading and most important of all, quality finishing.

This weeks top 5 tries feature the likes of Marlon Yarde, Tom Arscott, David Strettle, Ross Moriaty and Thomas Young. There’s also a massive hit in there, so see if you can spot it – it’s hard to miss.

BONUS TRY: A fan favourite for many a year has been Alesana Tuilagi, formerly of the Leicester Tigers but now back in the UK with Newcastle Falcons after his stint in Japan. He scored a trademark Tuilagi type of try against Saracens, so take a look on page two for that one. Runaway train!

Your thoughts on the best try of the five (or six) on show here? Let us know in the comments below

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  • marty
    1:18 AM 11/03/2015

    May's offload on Moriarty's try id just incredibly well timed! My gosh, I can't even see it on full speed.

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  • stroudos
    4:14 PM 07/03/2015

    Another nice example of the Samoan Sidestep on the latest Wraparound (wk3) - Julian The Bus Savea just swatting a tackler away like a fruit fly - quite amusing actually as he shoves him into his own team-mate so he gets clattered both sides.

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  • mozz87
    7:59 AM 07/03/2015

    Stringer was always pretty good at tackling the big guys, always had a knack for getting them around the ankles. Tap tackle master! As for Tuilagi, you just don't want to be a 13stone fullback going one on one with him. Never gonna win that.

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  • 4:00 AM 07/03/2015

    I'd say it's the wrap and ride, where you basically try and grab the runner without trying to get in front of him and ride him into the ground (Lopez did it to Roberts on a crash in wales vs France). U simply will not hit a man that size hard enough to knock him off balance. U also will struggle to get low enough because he will simply do what he did here, which is get low and bump the crouching off balance tackler off. But if u don't try to knock him off balance but try to use his momentum against him, you stand a chance, but if u go too high your done too

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  • jimmy23
    3:03 PM 06/03/2015

    He barely broke stride! Being 5'9 and weighing 70kgs, my typical technique was to throw my body at their legs and just hold on. Eventually their momentum along with me falling would bring them down, or one of my bodily appendages would get in the way of their feet and they'd trip up.

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  • stroudos
    11:16 AM 06/03/2015

    Love the way Tulagi actively seeks the contact, rather than trying to run around defenders. It used to be called a Maori sidestep, but to be honest Samoan Sidestep has a better, alliterative, ring to it. I'm glad I never have to try and tackle anyone like that. Here, the fullback tackles pretty low but Tuilagi still manages to get lower and bowl him over. I wonder what the best technique is to get him down actually? I mean a bloke that size running at pace. Best approach I've seen is Peter Stringer taking Jonah Lomu down years ago - dived in at ankle height, wrapped his arms round one leg and just held on. The big man came down, having just broken three tackles by blokes much bigger than Stringer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRlEOaCrcko

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