ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

WATCH: 30 great European tries to kick off the weekend

BY Shaywaterworth  ·  Saturday Dec 11, 2021

To mark the return of European rugby a compilation of great Champions Cup tries has been put together in one brilliant clip.

ADVERTISEMENT

The nine-minute video begins with a classic score by Cardiff Blues in 2009 and goes on to feature tries from some of the game’s greats including Brian O’Driscoll, Peter Stringer and Juan Smith.

One of the biggest stories coming from the Campions Cup this weekend is the debut of World Cup winger Duane Vermeulen for Ulster on Saturday against Clermont.

“Clermont are a great team with a lot of superstar players who are able to make superstar plays,” said Ulster head coach Dan McFarland. “That makes the task for us one of teamwork and ensuring we can bring collective pressure with the way that we play and put that pressure onto them.

“It’s a brilliant task and a very difficult one. To play in that environment (at Stade Marcel Michelin) is absolutely fantastic but the challenge is huge.

“On both occasions when we played them (in the pool stages in 2019/20), they demonstrated that they have individuals who can break the game open and create something from nothing.

“In the first game we played here (at Kingspan Stadium), we scored a good maul try and John Cooney scored an excellent individual try as well.

“We had to put in some unbelievable defence – Robert Baloucoune’s try-saving tackle on George Moala was a particular highlight.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I can’t over-emphasise the quality of the challenge they pose. In the last couple of weeks, they’ve been able to bring back in some of their star backs, Alivereti Raka, Damian Penaud and Camille Lopez, so we know the challenge we’ve got but we’re looking forward to it.”

Kick off is at 5:30pm GMT and will be one of the highlight fixtures of the weekend.

Comments




Related Articles

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Five of the best tries from the Investec...

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    The dummy that sold the whole of Perth -...

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    Bayonne score 'one of the best tries you'll...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Five of the best tries from the Investec Champions Cup

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    The dummy that sold the whole of Perth - including the cameraman

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    Bayonne score 'one of the best tries you'll ever see' in latest match against Exeter

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Baloucoune shows Andy Farrell what he's missing as the winger tears through Harlequins defence

  • 30 WEEKS AGO

    Seriously impressive Courtney Lawes compilation released after England player calls time on international career

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Danny care binned for high tackle on Courtney Lawes

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Debate rages on after Maro Itoje sent to bin for high shot

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Fiji Drua player Lomani slapped with ban following elbow attack

  • 16 WEEKS AGO

    The sending off that rocked the Six Nations opener

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    Wrecking ball beats 10 players to score full length of the pitch try

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Danny care binned for high tackle on Courtney Lawes

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Wild start at Twickenham as Quins pull off another wonder-try

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Tickets now on sale as World XV set to face France in thrilling encounter

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    '60 metres, plus change' - massive drop goal stuns fans

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Referee makes 'tackle of the season' as he gets too close to the action

View All

Funnies

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Nick David unexpectedly shows up to semi final in full kit

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: The worst camera angle in rugby history

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Louis Rees-Zammit's real reason for NFL move exposed

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    George Ford falls victim to the kickers curse

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    Awesome scenes as Blitzbok fan throws down at the HSBC SVNS

View All

Amateur

  • 72 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 72 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 95 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 95 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 95 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 3 HOURS AGO

    Toulouse player ratings: "Does this Dupont fella ever take a day off?"

  • 7 HOURS AGO

    Saracens new flyhalf orchestrates incredible victory for Crusaders over the Blues

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Exclusive: Jack Clement highlights Gloucester's mindset heading into Challenge Cup final

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Former World Rugby Player of the Year on bench as Champions Cup final squads are announced

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Ellis Genge responds after being ruled out of summer tour

View All