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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Serious gas shown by Eagles wing Ngwenya

Zimbabwean born Takudzwa Ngwenya scored this electric solo 50 meter dash out of nothing against Samoa a few days ago.

He got the ball with not a helluva lot of space but showed exactly what a bit of determination and raw speed can do for a side.

Yes, the Samoan tackles weren't great (as the commentator went out of his way to point out), but the running and fend were great.

Fantastic to see the USA score a try like this. It also lifted their side and they ended up getting within 5 points of the eventual winners Samoa, thanks to an excellent conversion from captain Mike Hercus.

Final Score: 25-21 to Samoa

UPDATE: Watch his more recent brilliant try against the Springboks here.

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  • reat try! and I was there to see it! :) great game

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 30, 2007 5:44 pm  

  • Burned Habanna today aswell

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 30, 2007 9:57 pm  

  • That man deserves to play with the best ! Can you put his try against SA ? This one is just amazing !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 30, 2007 10:34 pm  

  • that guy is really fast!! too bad he isnt playing for a stronger side, he would have a lot of opportunities to score great tries like this one

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 01, 2007 2:52 am  

  • That was good! But the one where he Burns Habana is even better!!! Damn it was a sweet team try too!! Up there with try of the tournament.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 01, 2007 5:14 am  

  • That was good! But the one where he Burns Habana is even better!!! Damn it was a sweet team try too!! Up there with try of the tournament.

    By Anonymous G-unit, at October 01, 2007 5:14 am  

  • Thank you for showing some US highlights. It has been tough to get them here in the States. Our own ESPN has had two Rugby Highlights in the past 4 weeks and one was the Haka. Great try, hopefully this will allow more US players to be picked up by overseas clubs. So we can have more then 5 players with full time rugby experience.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 01, 2007 5:48 am  

  • The try where he gassed Habanna is even better, one of a number of defining moments of the world cup.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 01, 2007 11:50 am  

  • Yeh he made Habana look like a prop! it was the best try of the tournament for me!

    By Anonymous Northy, at October 01, 2007 12:27 pm  

  • Hello,
    do u have the try of this american guy against South Africa : Ngwenya against Habana... very nice try

    Congratulation for ur site, i love it...

    And Come ON France !!!
    A french guy.

    By Blogger Frédéric, at October 01, 2007 4:15 pm  

  • Anyone in the S14 want to sign this kid? Do Zimbas get any dispensation in the SA franchises?

    (other than Kenndy Tsimba got in years past)

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at October 01, 2007 8:26 pm  

  • Hey everyone! This guy is amazing and hopefully we'll see him in the Premiership soon! Try against Habanna was brilliant but watch the hand-off after the interception! Made me smile :) Can we have both on here please?

    A big well done to all the so called smaller rugby nations! Have shown some of the rugby super powers what pride in your country and fellow team mates really is!

    p.s. love the website :p

    By Anonymous jim, at October 01, 2007 8:30 pm  

  • awesome gas, he absolutely RUINED Bryan "fastest man in world rugby" Habana for pace as well!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 01, 2007 9:32 pm  

  • Coming soon to an English Premiership club near you......??

    By Anonymous SCRFC 1871, at October 01, 2007 9:32 pm  

  • no way is this guy faster thn habana in a straight race habana would tank him!!!!! its coz he got sidestepped!!!!
    HABANA IS THE FASTEST MAN IN WORLD RUGBY

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 02, 2007 1:36 am  

  • THER IS NO WAY HE IS FASTER THN BRYAN HABANA!!
    IF U LOOK AT THE STATS THIS GUY RUNS 100m IN 10.5secs
    HABANA RUNS 100m IN 10.05secs
    SO OBVIOUSLY THE AMERICAN GOT LUCKY BUT IT WAS STILL A GD TRY.
    BUT HES NOT FASTER THAN THE MIGHTY BRYAN HABANA.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 02, 2007 1:54 am  

  • There's a saying in American sport:

    Everyone gains 2 inches and 20 lbs in the program.

    .. and Everyone loses 1/10 sec on their 40m time as well.

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at October 02, 2007 5:34 am  

  • na mate "Z" is faster, Habana runs the 100m in around 11 seconds, said on that CNN programme when Habana raced that cheetah

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 02, 2007 7:29 am  

  • naw habana is fasterits says around 11secs but his best ever time is 10.05seconds
    and ngwenya runs it in 10.5seconds so habana is faster

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 02, 2007 5:24 pm  

  • Zee Ngwenya is a great player that I got to play with down here in Dallas, TX with DARC rugby for a few years. He started on our teams HS side and we grabbed him up and sent him off to under 20s and then US rugby took notice of him. Congrats to him!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 02, 2007 6:35 pm  

  • whoever said habana runs the 100m in 10.05 seconds is a complete idiot. if his best was 10.05, then why the hell would they say "around 11 seconds" ?! maybe "around 11 seconds" could stretch to, maybe 10.5 seconds, which makes sense when you take into account the speed both were going after they both accelerated as there wasnt much in it, but if im being honest i would have to say ngwenya is faster, yeah habana probably does the 100m in like 10.7 seconds, but look what happens when hes put against players with real gas...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 02, 2007 11:26 pm  

  • Great try!

    Although has anyone else been suffering the commentary of that muppet Paul Dickenson? He makes Alan Partridge look like a pro!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 03, 2007 2:55 am  

  • Dude Real gas...

    I dont even think you could now the diffirence... Dude Habanna scored more amazing tries b4 than any body currently in international rankings....

    Just look at hi debut try against England in 2004...
    He smoked every one and not to mention blaizing Ausrtalia, TWISE....

    Z is good and to me I feel that he got luky.. Habana on the other hand made the mistake of letting turn on the gas first... But wait I love to see challenges.. and I think at the moment Z is 26 great tries behind Habana..

    And what ever I say I respect honor humble sportman...

    By Anonymous smidy, at October 03, 2007 7:55 am  

  • HABANA GREATEST & FASTEST RUGBY PLAYER ON EARTH! NGWENYA GREAT AFRICAN, PLAYED WITH HIM IN ZIMBABWE, HE IS QUICK BUT NOT AS QUICK AS BRYAN!!! SOUTH AFRICA GONNA MOORA THOSE KIWI'S, GO BRYAN!!! BOKKE ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 05, 2007 4:39 am  

  • Dude, no need to shout.. ;)

    By Blogger fishboy, at October 06, 2007 8:23 am  

  • great score and it was a great game! america have great prospect as a rugby team . i only wish they would stop pussying about with pads and that pathetic american footy and get down to a real game lol! lookin forward to the 2011 RWC and seein america again, just watchd frace beat newzealand in the 1/4 finals so anything can happen!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 06, 2007 11:52 pm  

  • Fishboy,

    Of course he has to yell, he can't hear himself through that his light blue work helmet (with kudu horns)...

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at October 11, 2007 5:24 pm  

  • is there any way to download this video to my pc ? or could you at least put it on youtube ? thanks man, great video.

    By Anonymous Padua tricolor, at October 23, 2007 8:24 pm  

  • Z's a real find, hes in a similar league to Shane Williams was at the last WC...come out of nowhere to rock the rugby world. best of luck to him, I swear i heard he was signed at Saracens?

    By Anonymous Dave, at October 25, 2007 6:04 pm  

  • Another great Zimbabwean rugby product. Anyone interested ckeck out Richard Tsimba, Kennedy Tsimba, Doug Trivella

    By Anonymous Spooky, at January 16, 2008 8:14 pm  

  • i think its a shame that he hasnt put in the performances for toulouse

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 26, 2008 7:44 pm  

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