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The Top Five Best 'Fatman' Tries of all time

The Top Five Best 'Fatman' Tries of all time
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For years we’ve been posting the very best in prop tries, and occasionally those scored by hookers, but today we’re sharing this quality Top 5 front rowers tries compilation, courtesy of the good folk at Rugby HQ in Australia.

Kicking off the Top 5 countdown is a great effort from former Cheetahs prop, WP Nel. He scored a memorable try against the Brumbies a few years ago, with the dive for the line making it all the more amusing. He has since scored a great try for Edinburgh too.

Welshman Gethin Jenkins, recently included in the British and Irish Lions squad, scored a wonderful try at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, beating a few Namibians before crashing over.

The order of the top three tries is certainly up for debate, as numbers two and three on the list could easily have been number one. The top spot is sensational in it’s own right though.

Host Sean Maloney also organised a great chat with the winners of the top spot, a try that was scored way back in 1997 by the duo that now form the Cheetahs coaching team.

EXTRA: View the other five that didn’t quite make the Top 5 best ‘Fatman’ tries here

These were the contenders, numbers 10 to 6, for Top 5 Best ‘Fatman’ Tries of all time

#10 – John Afoa gathers a kick ahead against the Waratahs

#9 – Gurthro Steenkamp scores on his birthday against France

#8 – Ben Franks smashes his way to the tryline vs the Hurricanes this year

#7 – Sekope Kepu scores for Randwick in Sydney club rugby

#6 – Ewen Mckenzie drives over from close range against England

20 Comments

  • benny
    12:46 PM 06/05/2013

    He's not so fat but what an incredible front-rower try. Couldn't the commentators at least get a little excited about it?

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  • szubudaj
    9:57 PM 02/05/2013

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HwCJ9DAkqNA

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  • szubudaj
    9:55 PM 02/05/2013

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K4-X7aamNOE

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  • cheyanqui
    4:16 PM 02/05/2013

    Fifteen test tries from Uncle Fester -- the most by any hooker at that time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v37IuSrt21khttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v37IuSrt21k In terms of the videos above -- maybe his one against the USA in 1999 is the only highlight worthy try. But as an overall body of work -- a legend.

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  • cheyanqui
    4:11 PM 02/05/2013

    fat men don't cry. They eyelids render lard for the next meal.

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  • cheyanqui
    4:07 PM 02/05/2013

    "World's Fastest Prop" was the title I think you were looking for.

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  • rugbydump
    3:33 PM 02/05/2013

    Here you go. Great try. Phil Vickery scores on the wing in 2002

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  • 1:56 PM 02/05/2013

    Great video

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  • johndoe
    12:42 PM 02/05/2013

    I wouldn't be a fan of Jenkins, but his tries the best by a mile. It would be a fantastic try for any back...

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  • 2:04 AM 02/05/2013

    Things like this almost makes a Fat Man cry.

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  • iamaj8
    12:33 AM 02/05/2013

    thanks for bringing this to the attention of the whole of facebook. if ever a prop try deserves recognition it's this one! good stuff Trev!

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  • atilla
    11:17 PM 01/05/2013

    Ah right, it was the Force ;-)

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  • stroudos
    10:36 PM 01/05/2013

    Woodman's sidestep v the fullback was absolutely deadly.

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  • rugbydump
    10:36 PM 01/05/2013

    I think this is the one you're meaning, against the Force - Hooker Deon Fourie chip and chase down the wing

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  • stroudos
    10:34 PM 01/05/2013

    Boom. RD "the postman" always delivers.

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  • rugbydump
    10:34 PM 01/05/2013

    You can view it here now - Trevor Woodman incredible prop try

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  • atilla
    7:56 PM 01/05/2013

    What about Deon Fourie and his great try with a chip kick against the Sharks two years ago?

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  • cheyanqui
    7:37 PM 01/05/2013

    #6 to Ewen MacKenzie was a total homer call. The rest of the tries quite impressive.

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  • colombes
    6:36 PM 01/05/2013

    The last OsDurandt one is quite formidable I remember Woodman, Brits, Woods, Califano or Fitzpatrick scoring some solo tries

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  • iamaj8
    6:26 PM 01/05/2013

    two words: Trevor Woodman

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