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Tim Visser runs around Tommy Bowe to score a great Edinburgh try

Tim Visser runs around Tommy Bowe to score a great Edinburgh try
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Tim Visser runs around Tommy Bowe to score a great Edinburgh try

Dutch winger Tim Visser scored another excellent Magners League try for Edinburgh as they beat Ospreys 23-16 at Murrayfield on Saturday night. Edinburgh were trailing 13-3 at one stage.

Jim Thompson and wing Visser both scored, which along with the boot of Greig Laidlaw, helped seal the win for the Scottish side.

Visser, who will be eligible to play for Scotland next year, finished off a wonderful flowing move that went from right to left before coming back to him in space on the wing. He then rounded British & Irish Lions winger Tommy Bowe without any troubles.

Next year cant come soon enough for Visser, and Scotland fans, as hes sure to be in the reckoning come selection time. “I spoke to Andy Robinson and he asked if I would be prepared to play. He said that if I keep improving there is a chance,” he said.

“If I get the chance to play for Scotland I’ll sing Flower of Scotland to honour the tradition and to pay respect to this country. My team-mates asked me the lyrics not too long ago and I think I managed the first two sentences. I’ll have to work on that.”

Hes said that while not being involved, he enjoyed watching the Six Nations recently.

“My dad played 66 times for the Dutch national team so I grew up with rugby watching him play. Every year we would tune in for Six Nations coverage.

“This year, I particularly enjoyed Italy versus France. The Italians have tried so long to beat one off the big teams in the Six Nations and in a tense match they finally did it.

“The look on their faces after their victory was priceless,” he added.

Note: The commentary is in Scottish (Gaelic), as well as a bit of English at the end. 

Time: 01:19

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  •  dutchie
    dutchie
    9:29 PM 25/11/2011

    I would just like to leave some comments on what you have been saying here about Visser, Dutch people and white South African's origin as being a Dutch guy. 1. Visser should definitely play for Scotland, it would make rugby more of an issue in my country. The sports news payed a little attention to the World Cup, but not a lot and that would surely change if we had a Dutch guy competing. (Our national team will never because the sport is just so small here, so one player is the most we'll get) 2. Many South African last names are derived from Dutch ones, mine is Albers, clearly similar to (Willem) Alberts. Another example is Steenkamp which is Dutch as well. I can name several more like that. However I doubt whether the size of the forwards has anything to do with our size. The people there are such a mix of cultures (as far as I know) that it has barely anything to do with each other. 3. Afrikaans is practically the same as Dutch. A while ago a South African rugby team visited my club and we could just speak with them in our own language, understanding 90% of what was said. To conclude, every Dutch rugbyer is extremely proud of Tim Visser, he is an example to all of us that you CAN make it to the top, even in a country that has no rugby culture and very few world-class skilled trainers and/or opposition.

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