Manu Tuilagi smashes Tom Williams

Top14 player imposter!

JDV smashed by Benoit August

The Northampton Saints 30m scrum!

Bastareaud huge hit on Rory Lamont

All Blacks skills - Pt 2 In the backyard

Trinh-Duc sets up Harinordoquy try

Wales vs England 1999

Greg Holmes great hit on Francois Louw

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

WC07 Team Tries of the Tournament

Team Tries of the Tournament

There's no doubt that the World Cup of 2007 will always be remembered as being one of the best tournaments to date. The level of competition was outstanding from the start, and continued throughout the tournament with some much publicised close encounters that astounded the most educated of rugby fans the world over.

In celebration of the best moments in the World Cup, we now present you with Rugbydump's Team Tries of the Tournament.

When compiling the list of the Top 5 candidates, we went for tries that were clear standouts in terms of brilliant interchanging passing, outstanding finishing, and of course that x-factor that will make you remember them for years to come.

These are our top five. Which is your number one?

View the Rugbydump Individual Tries of the Tournament here.

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  • No doubts here, it has to the USA's try from Takudzwa Ngwenya’s against the Boks. More than a few pieces of individual brilliance there from Herkus and Cleverer topped-off by Dr. T's peerless finish against Habana. And this is the opinion of a South African.

    By Blogger Andrew, at October 31, 2007 8:38 pm  

  • gwena try the best for sure!!!!

    USA vs SA


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 8:39 pm  

  • Nice vid, tough call. I'm going to have to vote for the good ol' USA. I'm not saying this because I'm a yank or anything, but that try had everything. Great Interception, huge fend off, forward interplay, big pass, and an amazing display of athleticism from Takudzwa Ngwenya. Great show from the boys in Red, White, and Blue (we'll take the distinction from france some day). My only regret is that this try was against the Boks.

    also- I would have sworn that Z Nqwenya would be cut from the world cup squad after practically losing the Munster/Eagles warm up match through 4+ knock-ons from easy passes at the wing. Unacceptable, but lucky I was wrong...

    By Anonymous Ray, at October 31, 2007 8:39 pm  

  • Hmmmm, gotta be C.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 8:50 pm  

  • Out of those, probably the USA try. One of my other favourites (which includes bias) was NZ vs Romania, about 23mins in, which took it to 29-0. Evans - Mauger - Lauaki - Collins - Ellis - Toeava - Sivivatu

    By Blogger decepti0n, at October 31, 2007 8:59 pm  

  • usa v sa try of the tournament and faster than habbana amazing

    By Blogger handson, at October 31, 2007 9:09 pm  

  • E sure...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 9:19 pm  

  • Close call between C and E.
    Both were tries from minnows against the established teams and executed flawlessly!

    Gotta go with the Japanese on this one because of the sneaky snatch in the ruck. Stealing the ball in that kind of way is so wonderful especially when it leads to a try.

    By Blogger Sea-Bass, at October 31, 2007 9:21 pm  

  • i just prefer the japan try over the USA because of the no. of passes, and the final one was a beauty. I think Habana is still quaicker but the immense sid-stepping made him check too much.

    By Anonymous elrolo, at October 31, 2007 9:30 pm  

  • argentinas gotta be the best for taking those risks and not being boring just an awsome try. they pull teogether so well.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 9:47 pm  

  • has to be E all th way. running rings round the world champs and the player of the year habbana

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 9:57 pm  

  • Some great tries, what a world cup. For me its Argentinas try, great team effort just chucking around like its a friendly, they play with so much passion and pride. Although the USA try has to come close, brilliant rugby

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 9:59 pm  

  • Argentinas try was the best try of the tournament,no doubt.
    But I ve got to mention the speed of nqwenya, who smoked habana. That showed everyone that habana is not the best player of the world, he is a winger the only thing he does is wait for the ball and run.
    the best players are hernandez and mccaw, those players dominate games and have a lot more habilities than habana.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 10:00 pm  

  • yeah habana is a lie, he is just a fast guy nothing else, hernandez was the best.
    the best try was japan.
    dont lie to people any more habana

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 10:01 pm  

  • I have to vote for B.

    The E try from gwena is more a individual one...

    Greeeetz Boan

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 10:05 pm  

  • E. USA vs SA. (Watch out for the US in 2011)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 10:16 pm  

  • i reckon the australian one against fiji, lovely kick from gregan and great support play by the whole team

    By Anonymous crieffy, at October 31, 2007 10:28 pm  

  • I think either E or C. my reasons are they showed (minnows) great skill against supposedly much more professional teams. i think E was great because of the hand off, and also great passing catching skills and also the finish. but maybe C clinches it, because great awareness by the Japanese to see the ball was out, great steal, and great running and passing rugby!

    By Anonymous JC, at October 31, 2007 10:32 pm  

  • Has to be E

    Its jaw droppingly good to see habana getting skinned

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 10:48 pm  

  • wow they were all good.. tough decision.... im gonna have to choose C though.. in my opinion it was overall a faster paced try then any of the others..

    By Anonymous Ryan, at October 31, 2007 10:49 pm  

  • I thought that both the Australian and the Japanses try showed great team skill whilst running at incredible pace, but then again it was just passing the ball down the line really. Although it has to be said that the Australia try, Tuqiri timed his run excellent. I think it is a close issue between the American and the Australian try, and as I am partly American and German I will supporte the minnows. I think the American try was outstanding because Z was uncapped before the RWC and he just simply beat Habana on the outside. So I think the order should be:
    American try
    Japanese Try
    Australian Try
    South Africa/Argentinia
    I didnt think the latter two were that great, just poor tackling and basketball passes and simple finishing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 10:50 pm  

  • i think it have to be c or e because both are brilliant scores from minoritys against to big teams in world rugby

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 10:58 pm  

  • I like the Japanese try best. I was at that game, just above where the try was scored, and it was sheer class.

    As an aside, those people claiming Habana is crap 'cause he got done on the outside, they know nothing. He's a class act and still the best winger in the world, anyone can get done on the outside, and this case just proves the old saying, it happens to the best of us. He is still rapid, he can defend with the best, and in terms of finishing he's peerless.

    And all this comes from the keyboard of a welshman....

    By Anonymous Will Topps, at October 31, 2007 10:59 pm  

  • Had to be Ngewnya's. And those who are saying all Habana has is speed, you're wrong.

    He's strong, he can bench 150 and for his size that's pretty good

    He's skillful, intercepting, the chip over the top vs Arg., etc.

    and MOST OF THE TIME he makes his tackles.

    The Japan try was good too, the steal and flow of the passes and running was way better than the Argintinians stumbling around the place throwing "basketball passes", as said by the person above who I agree with, and just genuine sloppy play

    By Blogger Dan, at October 31, 2007 11:03 pm  

  • clearly the best try is D, the one who said "basketball passes" is completely wrong, contempomi just made the correct pause and passed the ball as he could, and that is the great thing about it. Then came the greatest pass ever: the hernandez-rimas alvarez one.

    I dont think the usa try should go in the "team try", but i´d vote for it in the "individual try"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 11:10 pm  

  • I gotta go for the USA try as the tops. It had just about everything you'd want: great interception, outstanding hand-off, forward linkage with backs, great presence on the outside. On top of that, it is the only one to finish between the post for the almost certain conversion.

    By Blogger Bobby.Nations, at October 31, 2007 11:16 pm  

  • out of those Ngwenya’s try - but what about Delasau's try against Wales and Williams' try in the same game

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2007 11:32 pm  

  • has to be D of Argentina vs France

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 12:01 am  

  • Man! they're all good!!!

    How about that pass from Hernandez?? class... IRB gave Ngwenya the try of the year...for pure shock! I love it...i don't think he'll ever forget it...just goes to show, even the player of the year, can get it wrong!
    As for the knockers...when you score 8 tries in a world cup, you can diss Habana (I'm not SA), just think he's a class player, anyone see the one he scored in the S14 final to win the game??

    As for my Favourite, I'm going Japan! Just the number of players involved, and passing under pressure, (tackles from wales) and great finishing...Best Team Try...

    By Anonymous G-unit, at November 01, 2007 12:22 am  

  • "That showed everyone that habana is not the best player of the world, he is a winger the only thing he does is wait for the ball and run."
    What an ignorant comment, Habana is one, if not the best players in the world because he is an all around player. His defense is superb (can you say dump tackle?) his kicking for touch, although rare, also demonstrate his ability (watch the SA v Eng summer matches, he had two monster kicks). Finally he has the pace, power, and vision to wreck a defense. He underestimated how fast Z Ngwenya was and I'll bet that he will never be burned like that again.

    By Anonymous Ray, at November 01, 2007 1:13 am  

  • Honor to Japan!

    By Anonymous Elvis, at November 01, 2007 1:33 am  

  • D

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 1:39 am  

  • USA's try...and most definitely Japan becomes close 2nd.

    The underdogs showed us they too have big kahunas

    By Blogger Don, at November 01, 2007 1:43 am  

  • as a bok fan i still say try E

    all were fantastic though!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 1:56 am  

  • Hrmm, touch call, i think it has to go to the japanese, with the other tries the play is dominated by one player which then leads to a try ie peiterson for south africa vs tonga, corletto for agentina, or the awesome finish of Zee, but the reason the japs scroed was because of their ball movement, wich went through the hands very quickly, and scored not because one guy had already broken up the welsh backline

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 2:19 am  

  • Between Argentina and Japan could have gone either way.
    Very disappointed to see criticism of Habana. Although he is quick and usually just finishes off, his skill and ability in all departments is brilliant. His defense is solid, good under the high ball, kicks long for touch, often scores his own kick and chase, good handling. What more could you want from a winger?

    By Anonymous Brav, at November 01, 2007 2:23 am  

  • I have to go with E because of the man check slap of Bucth James,the great passing, and get finish by Z. That TRY HAD EVERY THING!

    By Blogger Hendrick, at November 01, 2007 2:25 am  

  • Have to say "E"!

    By Anonymous Grandel, at November 01, 2007 3:02 am  

  • Tough call but I would have to say either USA and Japan, as minnows they are still a force and their skill is plentiful! Plus i reckon some of the Fiji tries were insane!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 6:50 am  

  • tough choices to make...guess i gotta watch the clip again and again...thanks for posting a great such a great compilation. For a team try, hafta give it to C, the Japanese.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 7:45 am  

  • close call between C and E..but decide for E..ngwenya goes!!

    By Blogger grespo, at November 01, 2007 7:59 am  

  • Definitely Ngwenya's try - brilliant build-up and superb finish.

    To all those knocking Habana - you are just displaying your ignorance. Not only has Ngwnya admitted that Habana is quicker than him, but Habana has a great boot, tackles like a demon, and has skills to boot. This guy played scrumhalf and then outside centre before playing wing for just the last 3 seasons.

    Give Ngwenya all the credit for sure, but dont let jealousy taint your posts.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 8:27 am  

  • From a welshman-the Japan try. Brilliant, just Brilliant

    By Anonymous the Welsh Boyo, at November 01, 2007 9:45 am  

  • I am Ausi, it thought the wallabies try was great, BUT

    i gotta give it to the Japanese try, that was the most exciting try i thought.

    By Blogger Tom, at November 01, 2007 9:49 am  

  • Gotta be the Japanese Try. The USA try was great, but was more just Ngwenya that made it a try. That one by Kosuke Endo was a real team try with lots of hands on the ball.

    By Blogger Michael, at November 01, 2007 10:33 am  

  • D, agree with one of you guys. USAs try was an individual one

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 10:38 am  

  • 1st - E
    2nd - C
    3rd - A
    4th - B
    5th - D

    By Blogger pedro_olavo, at November 01, 2007 10:58 am  

  • Ngwenya's try is best! Simply stunning!

    By Blogger kilat, at November 01, 2007 11:00 am  

  • It certainly wasn't a individual try. The interception, the offloads and Mike Herkus' pass was brilliant. Zee Ngwenya's finishing was not only exceptional but it was against the fastest man in the field.

    By Blogger pedro_olavo, at November 01, 2007 11:03 am  

  • I'm going for Endo's try for Japan. One end of the pitch to the other, great hands, beautiful passing. Turned what was a dangerous situation into 5 points with blistering pace

    By Anonymous Richie, at November 01, 2007 11:21 am  

  • I think D is the best try, D

    By Blogger Oemphhaha, at November 01, 2007 11:28 am  

  • Argentina's D, integral team playing, unconventional and long passes, individual skills, complete play turning from left to right wing

    By Anonymous Xolotl, at November 01, 2007 12:51 pm  

  • No doubt. Japan-Canada, Kosuke Endo try.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 1:05 pm  

  • they're all great tries, but as everyone i would say Ngwenya is the best...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 1:31 pm  

  • Its gota be Drew Mitchells.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 1:32 pm  

  • I think the Japaneese try was probably the best team try.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 1:47 pm  

  • Habana cant do anything but run?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 2:18 pm  

  • This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 2:19 pm  


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 2:48 pm  

  • germany votes for C!

    wonderful underdog- try!

    By Anonymous scrumy, at November 01, 2007 2:59 pm  

  • E - USA V. SA....It was one of the underdog teams scoring huge against the world cup winners. All the other tries were by well known good teams against other well known teams, although Japan was an underdog, Wales didnt even make it to the quarters. Great job from the boys in the red, white, and blue, although they couldnt manage to pull out a win..haha

    By Anonymous Cam Dolan, at November 01, 2007 3:13 pm  

  • I ll go with Japan! But it's a close call with USA.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 3:17 pm  

  • usa vs south Africa is no doubt

    By Blogger Luis, at November 01, 2007 3:32 pm  

  • I have to say E being from the US but I think the Japan try was second. Both were great but the US try was against a bigger powerhouse and the champs. Also watching that game the US played very well despite the score. I hope they make a better run next tourny.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 3:47 pm  

  • Australia or Japan... they were both brilliant tries.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 4:16 pm  

  • On my opinion, the biggest try of this tounament is the one from the japanese. Great collectiv effort for a hundred meters try well deserveved for that brilliant ans so spirited team.
    Vinch from Switzerland

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 4:58 pm  

  • For me, and of course because my Herat is with them and I’ve played rugby with almost all of them in the past is the best try is D, they were playing for the third place and in France and they kick there ass in the first and last mach.
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 5:07 pm  

  • RSA or JPA.

    AUS try took place in Montpellier, late in the game. Fidji B-team is already loosing 50 to 12, no one really care

    USA try is wondeful, it was elected 2007 IRB try, but same thing, it occurs too late in the game to really matter

    ARG try is okay, but it is during the game for the 3rd place no one really care about. And, well, I'm french so really pissed about amazing pumas. This third try sealed the game and sent us home.

    JPA try allows them to get the lead.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 5:53 pm  

  • Hands down, it has to be the USA's try against the boks. Like the announcer said, "The try of the world cup, surely!" Started off with a well-timed interception from Clever, who totally blew off Butch James, then to Parker, then to Hercus who makes that beautiful fling out to Ngwenya and then Ngwenya works his magic. Sigh... I'm tearin up just thinkin bout it.

    A "Yank" that looooves rugby.

    By Anonymous Clocktower, at November 01, 2007 7:01 pm  

  • hmm... D is the best, nice passing by the japs, After that i'd say E, because of the combination of strong individualities and passing game, after that the other 3

    By Anonymous Eric, at November 01, 2007 7:15 pm  

  • "D" Argentina vs France

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 8:15 pm  

  • Takudzwa Ngwenya’s is an individual try.

    By Anonymous Fidjian, at November 01, 2007 8:53 pm  

  • TN for USA gainst the Boks deffo. Check the hand off, offload, awesome pass by Herkus(?) and then topped off by an awesoem finish by the speedster against the cheeta beeta habana. In-out burn you to a cinder..... Love it

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 9:31 pm  

  • 1st - E
    2nd - A
    3rd - C
    4th - D
    5th - B

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 9:59 pm  

  • For me...Gotta be Japan, I'm a die hard welsh fan and we just got outplayed the entire tournament. Japan played flowing, running rugby and had pinpoint passing. 16Teams New zealand????

    By Blogger Bealy, at November 01, 2007 10:12 pm  

  • They really did get outplayed didnt they? And this is from an Englishman who actually loves the Wales team nearly as much as he does the England team...but cmon thats just cheeky by the Japanese, snatching the ball from the ruck, teach them to be so lazy getting there XD the US one comes close so, absolute supreme.

    By Anonymous Dave, at November 01, 2007 11:06 pm  

  • great spirit, great handling, great individual skill... hands down E - USA

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2007 11:46 pm  

  • D
    and do not dare saying that the third place match is not important.
    In this fantastic try the amizing pumas did evrything right. that spontius touch they give to the try with that strage pass of m contempomi. exccellent beautiful

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 02, 2007 2:10 am  

  • I gotta give to E. The yanks can barely muster up the players with enough experience to make plays like this happen alot, as where the other 4 tries (short of the Japanese one) were scored by superpowers, the other four dont compare

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 02, 2007 2:16 am  

  • E is great if only for that big stiff arm at the beginning. That and the speed and quickness at the end express the best of the WC.

    By Anonymous S, Jez, at November 02, 2007 2:52 am  

  • I have to say the american try. great team try finished with a class indervidual run. very good also shows habana up. Undeservidly the irb player of the year. for a winger he has a very limited array of tricks to beat people. pure pace and the chip and chace. very rarely see a step or a fend. limited in comparison to joe rokothoko/ rupeni cau cau.

    By Blogger Tom, at November 02, 2007 4:01 am  

  • Japan thay all have something special but the japanese were pure poetry in motion!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 02, 2007 10:44 am  

  • it has to be the usa try.
    not everyone can run pass habana like tht..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 02, 2007 11:09 am  

  • USA Try really refreshing

    By Anonymous French Doctor, at November 02, 2007 1:36 pm  

  • 1. B
    2. E
    3. C
    4. A
    5. D

    By Anonymous Italian boy, at November 02, 2007 7:03 pm  

  • Without any Doubt C. PERFECT TEAM TRY.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 02, 2007 8:53 pm  

  • Argentina or America. America's was the better try of the two however Argentina's was very entertaining.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 03, 2007 10:33 am  

  • E

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 03, 2007 11:01 pm  

  • D... best try because its for a 3 place on the RWC against the local team

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 04, 2007 1:21 am  

  • In my opinion its D

    By Anonymous Thomas, at November 04, 2007 1:24 am  

  • Yep i reakON uSA try Was The BEST fiNnISHED oFF froM a QuiCK ZiMbAwE sPeEdSTER pLus A bIF fEnD from tHE pERsoN whO IntErCePt tHE pAST JapN TRY In 2Nd Place 2 CheErZ fRaz

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 04, 2007 12:02 pm  

  • Japan by a mile. As a team try it has everything as there are so many players involved. Ngwenya's try was very good but i think he did most of the work for that and that it's more of a solo try.

    By Anonymous H, at November 05, 2007 2:35 am  

  • USA for sure!!!

    (Sorry wallabies...)

    By Anonymous aaron, at November 05, 2007 9:18 pm  

  • USA vs. SA is the best for sure.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 06, 2007 1:14 am  

  • gotta be the Japanese one.....although the USA one follow closely behind. Both are excellent counter-attacking tries. Awesome box-kick from Cordingly(not Gregan) though

    By Anonymous Jeroz, at November 06, 2007 6:45 am  

  • i vote for "D"

    By Blogger Pablito, at November 06, 2007 11:39 pm  

  • Rui Cordeiro from Portugal against New Zealand!!!

    By Blogger Príncipe, at November 07, 2007 12:55 am  

  • Can't believe there's even a debate about this. As a South African it pains me to say this, but the USA try is not just the best RWC07 try, but one of the best tries ever! Not far behind the Barbarian try scored by Gareth Edwards. The Barbarian try was more of a team try, wheras the USA try included a moment of absolute individual brilliance. Both where scored against formidable opposition. The one against the All Blacks, the other was against the world champions, and against the IRB player of the year. A final point to remember is that this was already voted for - and it beat all the other nominations hands down!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 07, 2007 1:16 am  

  • E -- USA v ZA.. Then again, I'm hald Yank. But Z absolutely froze Bananarama. Also, Todd Clever's stiff-arm on Butch James looked like the Vulcan Death Grip.

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at November 07, 2007 6:17 am  

  • The Japanese try is great fun to watch. Anyone have the play-by-play in Japanese?

    Although I don't understand a lick, it would be great to hear the excitement in the native tongue. Then again, it would be cool to hear any of the "lesser countries'" (and I mean that in a nice way) tries that way -- Georgia, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Portugal

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at November 07, 2007 6:20 am  

  • ^^^ right on man, sounding like ninja warrior on steriods! DONT GET ILLIMINATED!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 07, 2007 9:34 am  

  • SA try!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 07, 2007 3:50 pm  

  • Way to pull out the "Takeshi's Castle" (MXC's basis) as a reference!

    Although, I'm more of a "Fistful of Yen" guy myself

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at November 08, 2007 1:08 am  

  • I loved Ngwenya's try. Amazing hand off and super gas from Z. BUT - I reckon it should be THE TRY of the tournament, not team try.

    Looking at these contenders, I was so impressed with the SA try. Did anyone count how many hands it went through before getting to the end? That is a TEAM try to me, even if it wasn't the prettiest.

    By Anonymous The Big Bosh, at November 08, 2007 4:58 pm  

  • the best one is definitely the USA vs SA try. Loved to see Bryan Habana getting totally screwed with that sidestep.

    By Anonymous Tom, at November 08, 2007 5:34 pm  

  • Very nice the japanese one. I love rugby from Catalonia, in europe. There are many good teams like USAP in Perpinyà. Lots of congratulations for this web page and sorry for my english!


    By Blogger Adri, at November 08, 2007 6:30 pm  

  • No doubts: Ngwenya's try against SA (or should i say against Bryan Habana!) is the greatest.. especially when you take the way they celebrate in account

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 08, 2007 6:31 pm  

  • the best try it was of argentina !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 08, 2007 9:18 pm  

  • Ngwenya is awesome

    USA vs SA

    By Anonymous jan, at November 08, 2007 9:22 pm  

  • USA, with Japan a close runner-up

    By Blogger Paul, at November 08, 2007 10:32 pm  

  • I am going to split hairs and agree with those who say the USA try was the best try (sweet intercept, Butch James learning a hard lesson, great pass by Herkus, great finish), but the Japanese try may be the best "team try"

    By Blogger willthespill, at November 09, 2007 1:09 am  

  • in terms of pure teamwork, the japan try definitely wins it. the american try was a mix of both good teamwork and individual brilliance.

    therefore, id say the wrc 07 team try is the japanese one. go japan!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 09, 2007 3:38 pm  

  • C for sure

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 12, 2007 7:10 pm  

  • C for sure

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 12, 2007 7:10 pm  

  • Of the 5, unquestionably Japan. Although the turnover was pretty soft, the try had everything you'd want to just keep watching it and watching it.

    But my best try of the tournament would be France vs. the All Blacks, 2nd try in the Semi Finals. Great teamwork, against the best team in the world by far, and at an absolutely crucial stage. You just can't beat that.

    By Blogger riseinhell, at November 13, 2007 4:48 am  

  • One more for C even though I should say B, but what a great tri.

    By Anonymous Greatest tri 2007, at November 14, 2007 1:09 am  

  • Saffa here - no choice really - Ngwenya's by a country mile!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 16, 2007 7:43 pm  

  • Ngwenya.
    Has all the components:
    Minnow vs giant
    Unknown against the heralded (player of the tournament).
    Speed, moves, underdog - no question

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 18, 2007 3:17 am  

  • By far the japan vs wales try!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 18, 2007 11:05 am  

  • best try is USA-SA but the Japanese try is also amazing.

    By Blogger Remy, at November 19, 2007 10:12 pm  

  • USA Vs SA but the Japanese try is also amazing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 21, 2007 9:28 pm  

  • between c and e

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 23, 2007 6:05 am  

  • i still thimk habana is faster but e was amazing

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 23, 2007 6:06 am  

  • i just have to say one thing: this site is awesome!!!! oh i forgot ... still think it was a great japanese team try for a not very good team like japan !!!! but the second is surely the american on for almost the same thing !!!
    i am portuguese and i think we played good for a team like us ! what is your opinion ???


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 23, 2007 7:05 pm  

  • there is no way ican call the best try but i found the funniest try to be japan =P i still think england were cheated in the final vs. south africa

    By Anonymous k.dwane, at November 25, 2007 3:59 pm  

  • i think that the aus try was the best. went thru meny hands, good work with the kick from the scrumhalf and then through the hands the mitchell who scored.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 25, 2007 6:41 pm  

  • What a great collection... I want more!

    Still, the Jap and the US tries still give me "goosebumps'. I would vote for the JAP try, as tey showed a really enjoyable rugby.

    By Blogger Federico, at November 26, 2007 7:49 pm  

  • The best has to be USA vs. SA it shows that usa can be the world cup champions =] go usa!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 28, 2007 3:20 am  

  • E

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 28, 2007 10:31 pm  

  • i hav 2 say tht the USA one was SO good but my vote goes 2 the Japan try. watching it live was so good.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 29, 2007 7:15 pm  

  • i hav 2 say tht the USA one was SO good but my vote goes 2 the Japan try. watching it live was so good.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 29, 2007 7:15 pm  

  • E

    By Anonymous Rhys, at December 02, 2007 12:33 am  

  • I think it has to be the argentinians try surely because of the brilliant run of corleto , the risky passes from corleto to the other guy and the one to contepomi and to finish the huge pass from hernandez was absolutely amazing.AND I'm french!

    Japan and USA are tied

    By Anonymous hey, at December 02, 2007 1:06 pm  

  • gotta be australies try

    By Blogger davidb, at December 05, 2007 5:58 pm  

  • USA vs SA - I hate the US but wow

    By Anonymous Ben, at December 07, 2007 3:42 pm  

  • i hate the US... isnt world cup competitions a time for the world to join together and enjoy something in common, nice comment prick!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 11, 2007 7:43 am  

  • e

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 11, 2007 5:55 pm  

  • Definitely the last one. America's awesome, despite sucking at rugby. And it was on the fuckin' springboks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 14, 2007 6:59 am  

  • tie between USA vs SA and Japan vs Wales! both excellent tries.

    By Anonymous awaters8man, at December 14, 2007 9:22 pm  

  • A- the skill shown by lote tuquiri to catch the boxkick was amazing, and then to get the ball away. The guy who passed to (drew) mitchell could have dummied and gone betwwen the posts. Great try tho.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 18, 2007 12:33 pm  

  • The best try was clearly D, Argentina. The ball went from win to win and with an incredible pass from hernandez in his left side..
    the usa was really cool but it was individual, and japon is in desperately need of good passers.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 21, 2007 2:01 am  

  • i tink shld be either Japan or USA.. Japan got good passing skills and good teamwork.. whereby.. USA got a veri beautiful finisher

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 22, 2007 7:12 am  

  • Usa because it was a great run by Takudzwa Ngwenya, it was just great howe he sidestept habana and that hand off want can you say... It was just awsomw:D

    By Anonymous Onetown, at December 25, 2007 7:35 pm  

  • gotta be the Japan try!!

    By Anonymous Iain, at December 30, 2007 5:42 pm  

  • Japan try.
    Then the USA one, that hand off was great!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 01, 2008 2:09 pm  

  • bouth japan and usa... great try's...

    By Anonymous Neo-Alien, at January 04, 2008 1:05 am  


    By Anonymous tibi, at January 04, 2008 9:12 pm  

  • I agree with most of you its clearly the USA vs SA try. As the commentators say "This try has got everything"

    By Anonymous Axel, at January 07, 2008 1:02 am  

  • The USA have got this one hands down. Great try!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 08, 2008 2:52 am  

  • USA Easily, had all the parts of a classic, interception, huge fend (and that was huge) great passing, and Zee capping it off beating the best winger in the game today.

    By Anonymous Neil the Brit, at January 08, 2008 7:06 am  

  • The try scored by the Zimbabwaen (playing for the States) by 1.897 million miles!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 08, 2008 3:04 pm  

  • USA vs South Africa for sure. It had everything from power to speed. It was great

    By Anonymous the Flanker #6, at January 13, 2008 12:00 am  

  • I would say Japan Not only because its such a beauty but also as japan are not exactly a top rrugby nation. brilliant try !!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 15, 2008 7:53 pm  

  • It's amazing the USA Eagles can get enough talent to muster up displays of athleticism like this, especially with the dominance of American Football (the lack of continuity and flow is disgusting, this coming from a Yank).

    Ngwenya without a doubt. Burning the rugger of the tourney and scoring against the world champions?

    USA Eagles.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 17, 2008 6:03 am  

  • don't what to chose they are all so good but i liked pretty much the japanese one

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 18, 2008 8:43 pm  

  • I think the portugal try against new zealand could be here.

    By Blogger Emanuel, at January 26, 2008 4:32 pm  

  • No doubt that Habana is faster, its not easy catching someone when your standing still an having to turnaround wile they are in full speed. He is a all time great with great skills and speed.

    But my Choic is the Japanese try, good play by the underdogs.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 06, 2008 7:25 pm  

  • Id say Japan first, then USA.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 06, 2008 10:44 pm  

  • Got to be E. Incredible.

    By Blogger Griffin, at February 20, 2008 7:58 pm  

  • I don't see how ppl can say that one try was far better than any other.
    My two favourite (and probably best) tries were the USA and Japan ones, with Japan slightly ahead, which I saw live on tv. At the time I was a bit annoyed that Wales had conceded a try against a supposed minnow, but even I could say at the time that it was a brilliant try.
    I'm surprised that particular Argentine try was chosen as I'm sure there were better ones.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 02, 2008 2:11 am  

  • Close call between A or E for my first one. I'm going to go with A. Brilliant timed kick by George then Tuqiri made a fantastic catch,offloaded to Berrick Barnes who rolled the ball over to Super 14 winger of the year Drew Mitchell.Also I like Kosuke Endo skinning Shane Williams when he went for the try line(in try C).It was a sneaky pickup from super scrumhalf Nasoni Roko from the Welsh ruck,he was lucky the Ref didn't penalise the Japanese. He's very lucky!.

    By Anonymous Ben J, at June 11, 2008 8:01 pm  

  • has to be japans!!!

    By Anonymous alex, at June 27, 2008 2:02 am  

  • e you just dont think habana is going to be beaten by a american

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 27, 2008 2:54 pm  

  • Is it just me that can clearly see the last pass in C is about a metre forward?

    Because of that D gets my vote.

    By Anonymous Gaz, at July 01, 2008 12:21 pm  

  • i do not think that the most brilliant try was the usa try. for me i think that is the try of the pumas, it was an incredible play, all players have touched on the ball.
    it is the most brilliant try i've ever seen

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 02, 2008 8:30 pm  

  • USA

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 03, 2008 5:47 pm  

  • try E

    Takudza NGWENYA against SA

    By Anonymous scot, at July 07, 2008 10:01 am  

  • Nihon no rugby team wa hauntaunie sugoi, hauntanie america jin wa baka desu!!!! Anato tachi wa amanko ga arimasu!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 08, 2008 11:02 am  

  • south africa vs tonga

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 11, 2008 7:58 am  

  • Gotta say Ngwenya's try. Habana started to gain on him...the first time I've ever seen Habana not able to scramble back in time...now, that is fast! Great hand-off on Butch James too. I also enjoyed Japan's try. I had no idea that had that kind of skill. Excellent World Cup!

    By Anonymous Brian Jardine, at July 13, 2008 9:40 pm  

  • id say japan first because of the immense pace and handling skills with usa's in a very close second but the japanese were brilliant , first they turn the ball over and it goes through six or seven pairs of hands from right to left sides of the field and a geat finish

    By Anonymous welsh no.7, at July 15, 2008 12:31 pm  

  • hmm im impressed by wales try ;)

    By Blogger Toko_11, at July 15, 2008 8:21 pm  

  • 1.argantina try
    2.american try
    3.japanese try
    4.australian try
    5.south african try

    By Anonymous wales 4 life, at July 30, 2008 10:08 am  

  • SA vs Tonga

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 26, 2008 8:24 pm  

  • C-Japan V Wales

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 04, 2009 10:21 am  

  • they were all great but Japan's was the best cos so many passes and players involved

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 17, 2009 1:24 pm  

  • Well im argentinian and I will choose D. Everytime I see that try I can't stop smiling, the hernandez- alvarez pass was just great

    I like E and C, though C was rather a individual

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 01, 2009 2:38 am  

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