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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Incredible hands for the Tommy Bowe try vs Scotland

A classy Irish performance set their season back on track against Scotland at Croke Park, in a game which produced an incredible piece of skill which led to a fantastic Tommy Bowe try.

The on form Ulster winger finished it off, but Leicester fullback and wing Geordan Murphy started it with a great counter attack and flipped pass, which popped up perfectly for flyhalf supremo Ronan O'Gara to pull of a quite superb flick of the ball that was pinpoint accurate and would normally only be reserved for the practice field.

A great result for Ireland at Croke Park, with this being one of the tries of the Six Nations so far, mainly because of that piece of brilliance from O'Gara.

Final Score: 34-13 to Ireland

Note: This video was down for a while, but has now been updated.




  • Woo first again!!!! Geordan murphy is whk. he should be the regular fullback for ireland. O'gara was awesome aswell.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 24, 2008 4:54 pm  

  • A contender for try of the tournament! Hope shane will produce something even more special in a fortnight!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 24, 2008 5:21 pm  

  • that was an awesome try...yes GREAT hands.

    By Blogger Don, at February 24, 2008 7:37 pm  

  • I was at this match and believe me it looked even better in real life

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 24, 2008 9:42 pm  

  • Great try & great match

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 24, 2008 10:05 pm  

  • great try lovin tha little flick from o' Gara lol

    rugbydump can u put up some of the great hits that england put in on france yesterday. especialy Noons hit that set up tha first try.r

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 24, 2008 10:08 pm  

  • Yeah and a compilation of Desautoirs 38 tackles agains't new zealand in the quater final.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 24, 2008 10:31 pm  

  • classy o'gara, nice try...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 25, 2008 3:16 am  

  • Have to agree it is a beautiful try.

    To the second comment from above shane williams did score a try special against Italy. The best individual try yet.

    And to the guy talking about Noon's tackle it waas a great tackle but the try shouldn't be awarded because it's Noon who does the forward. Heymans already made the pass and Noon hit it with his hands when making the tackle.
    Anyway Enland was better than France and they deserved victory.

    Well cheers everybody

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 25, 2008 8:41 am  

  • Stunning skill from O'Gara, was it a double movement?
    Typical of the Paddies to start hitting form before we rock up to Croke Park. Think they will undo us Welsh, bugger it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 25, 2008 10:54 am  

  • Good performance by the Irish, but improvements are STILL needed, was some great passages of play, but the poor Scots are in disarray, hope the improve.
    I think the Italians were in hard luck, if their backline could have scored on the couple of breaks they made could have been closer, but Wales' finishing was superb.
    England were v good against the French who looked dis-interested.

    Cant wait to see Tony Buckley eat Andrew Sheridan, and believe me he will.

    6 Nations is the best tournament in the world - so unpredictable.

    By Blogger Unknown, at February 25, 2008 1:14 pm  

  • wats the rool 4 dubel moovments?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 25, 2008 5:17 pm  

  • The RULE for double movement is that once you are tackled you can place the ball. You cant "squirm" your way fwd.

    It wasnt a double movement because once bowe was on the ground he didnt move fwd in any way. (other than momentum)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 25, 2008 9:12 pm  

  • The double movement rule is that once you're on the ground you can propel yourself forward. If your momentum carries you forward that's fine but you can't crawl along on your knees. Once you're on the ground you're then allowed to place the ball. No rule about the direction though, because it makes sense to let you place it forward for a try.

    The thing with this was whether he propelled himself forward. He wriggled a bit but he still had momentum, it'd have been very harsh not to give it. Great try, although if O'Gara's pass didn't go to hand people would have given out. Thankfully it did go to hand.

    Kearney's try would be appreciated as well.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 25, 2008 9:14 pm  

  • 'can't propel yourself forward' is what that should be.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 25, 2008 9:14 pm  

  • murphy is good but he lacks the consistency of girvan dempsey...

    But ZING great hands!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 25, 2008 9:38 pm  

  • any chance of getting Shane Horgan's winning try against ENgland in Twickenham in 2006 up?
    THAT was a great try, length of the field, was also a big stretch and considering it was in the last few minutes to win the match & Triple Crown I reckon it is a great try.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 26, 2008 6:45 am  

  • Sorry, but regarding the "double movement"... does that only apply to the movement of the legs? Because from one of the angles you can clearly see him planting on his right forearm and propelling forward, and then landing on it a second time as he places the ball over the try line.

    As an aside, thanks RD for having this site! I just started playing last fall and am pretty obsessed with the sport. Having a single place for vids to watch to learn some more of the game is awesome!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 26, 2008 9:43 am  

  • O'Gara's pass was rock. Gives the Carlos Spencer gridiron long snap a run for its money.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 26, 2008 3:38 pm  

  • great hands from ogara nd murphy i tink he has to start next week at full back

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 29, 2008 8:04 pm  

  • what happens to chris patterson ? look at the replay

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 24, 2008 1:08 pm  

  • hernandez does that kind of passes all the time

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2008 7:53 pm  

  • anyway impressive try

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2008 11:33 pm  

  • Hmm. I do love that O'Gara pass but that really is a double movement. He scrambles back to his knees and goes again. He certainly didn't slide in and he's not 10 foot tall either.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 05, 2008 4:52 pm  

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