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Waikato's sensational Try of the Season contender scored by Anton Lienert-Brown

Waikato's sensational Try of the Season contender scored by Anton Lienert-Brown
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As we head into another weekend that features a lot of domestic rugby around the globe, here is a look at what is without a doubt one of the best team tries you will see this year. It was scored by former Under 20 player Anton Lienert-Brown, and went coast to coast.

A lot of focus has understandably been on the World Cup and the warm-up matches that have taken place, but the ITM Cup in New Zealand is in full swing, and it regularly produces sensational rugby. That shouldn’t came as a surprise obviously, considering it’s the feeder for Super Rugby, and then later for a select few, the All Blacks.

Lienert-Brown made it to the ITM Cup and (Super Rugby) with Waikato due in part to his contribution with the junior All Blacks this year in the Under 20 World Championships.

As seen in this clip, young Lienert-Brown features prominently, handling the ball no less than three times as part of a stunning team try that spanned just about 100m of the field. 

Auckland came close to scoring a stunner themselves, after Lienert-Brown missed a tackle down the wing, but the turnover gave Waikato a chance to counter, and counter they did.

The visuals speak for themselves, but look out for the last ditch tackle and turnover from scrumhalf Brad Webber, and then the follow up support play from some of the forwards, and of course 20-year-old Lienert-Brown.

Despite the wonder try, and a 21-17 halftime lead, Waikato actually lost the match 50-28. You can view highlights from the fourth round encounter on page two.

16 Comments

  • ronan
    7:34 PM 14/09/2015

    holy shit!!!!!

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  • drg
    6:04 PM 13/09/2015

    Rather just stick with the current laws that would penalise the 9....

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  • larry
    5:07 PM 13/09/2015

    I'm just wondering why there wasn't more people in the stands? Didn't games like this pack them in in the past?

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  • larry
    5:04 PM 13/09/2015

    Well, we could go back to the old law when ball had to be released right away, as in right away, not a second and a half or more later. Look at some old film: open field tackles like that usually meant a loose ball bouncing or rolling around, as the tackled player would release it going to ground, not on the ground as in recent times, a second or two later.

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  • larry
    5:00 PM 13/09/2015

    Perhaps, but he got to his feet quickly. Look at that last pass in the movement: if a referee really wanted to nit-pick, the pass could have been ruled as being off the ground and not done soon enough. Certainly a second later and it should have been a penalty.

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  • larry
    4:58 PM 13/09/2015

    No third person around, no ruck. Fast thinking and reacting. Get up and grab the ball.

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  • drg
    2:54 PM 13/09/2015

    Like everyone has said, there was no ruck, but the issue is that he tackled and then dove onto the flankers arms (or ball) to stop him popping it up. Agree with others, penalty. Other than that, exciting stuff..

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  • 1:23 PM 12/09/2015

    Exactly no ruck. Nowadays, too often, the tackler and the ball carrier seem to form a ruck. If there ain't two people competing,on there feet, over the ball, there ain't nori land thus no offside line

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  • vladimir
    12:03 PM 12/09/2015

    IMO the 9 did go for the ball while still on the ground, then got on his feet while holding it. You can clearly see him dive on it at 0:29. The referee could have pinned him for it.

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  • rememberthemer
    7:45 AM 12/09/2015

    What ruck?

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  • kadova
    12:55 AM 12/09/2015

    But the Auckland boy was alone, so it's not a ruck, so he can. Sorry, i'm too tired tonight, lol.

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  • kadova
    12:53 AM 12/09/2015

    ah yes, on the other side, sorry for that.

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  • kadova
    12:51 AM 12/09/2015

    Number 9 is just very fast: tackled first falling on the tackled player and sliding to the side, tried to grab the ball, realised he was on the side, left the ball, stood up, turn to the correct side, "jumped" on his feet (to show he's back on his feet), grabbed the ball and passed the ball. Where's the problem? (and no, i'm not from NZ)

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  • bman
    10:00 PM 11/09/2015

    No mention of the number 9 not getting to his feet or entering the ruck from the wrong side during the turnover... Looks like they have been watching to much Richie McCaw down there.

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  • benny
    6:23 PM 11/09/2015

    Yellow card for Webber all day. Should have been Auckland with a penalty 5m from the line. Exciting stuff though.

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  • stroudos
    12:44 PM 11/09/2015

    Rugby's easy isn't it? Hit a good line, draw a defender and give a pass to a bloke who's running into space. Take a tackle, go to ground and pop an offload to a bloke who's running into space. Get to a breakdown quickly, do an efficient clearout and get the ball away with timing to a bloke who's running into space. They make it look so simple and I think it's the movement off the ball that enables it all.

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