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The Top 5 Tries of the Week - August 22nd weekend

The Top 5 Tries of the Week - August 22nd weekend
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The rugby season is hotting up with the Top 14, ITM Cup and Currie Cup all complimenting the Rugby Championship, as plenty of quality tries are scored each weekend. Sky Sports have compiled what they view to be the Top 5 from the last week.

They feature tries by Brad Weber, Gael Fickou, Michael Hooper, Jean-Marc Doussain and Clayton Blommetjies. Despite the All Blacks scoring six against the Wallabies, they weren’t included.

There are a few solo efforts, with Australian skipper Hooper really impressing with his acceleration off the mark, while Gael Fickou showed power and great awareness to score for Toulouse.

Weber scored one of many excellent tries in the ITM Cup, while Cheetahs flyer Blommetjies displayed a slight of hand and serious gas to outrun speedster Tonderai Chavhanga.

It’s a great compilation and for those in the UK & Ireland, a nice way to get you psyched for the Premiership and PRO12, both of which were launched this week and kick off next weekend.

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7 Comments

  • frenchie
    9:19 AM 01/09/2014

    @ Philmc avity It seems everybody knows it except the French coach...

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  • 10:53 AM 30/08/2014

    Gael Fickou (Toulouse 12) is brilliant, getting better, he will be amazing along side of Fofana, need time together and they could be world class parteners in the world cup.

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  • flanker2712
    3:44 PM 28/08/2014

    Not sure if you are being serious . In case you are, I can only imagine he was referring to the turnover that led to Toulouse getting possession just prior to the kick.

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  • tex15
    12:23 PM 28/08/2014

    In #2 in Ieuan Evans really saying the #15 is Johnnie Beattie?

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  • katman
    6:36 AM 28/08/2014

    The catch, kick and chase by Blommetjies was sublime. Probably had about a 10% chance of it all working out like it did.

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  • 10stonenumber10
    1:11 AM 28/08/2014

    The timing of #1 was stupendous. Cut a line and dropped it onto the boot without breaking stride, skill like that shatters a defence.

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  • stroudos
    12:51 AM 28/08/2014

    #1 Wonderful execution, skill and pace, but for me #2 is the best - love that. Proper kick chase, bloke smashed legally into touch and to have three blokes ready and willing to pounce is first class.

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