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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Maxime Medard's sublime solo effort vs Bourgoin

This superb piece of running comes from the recent Top 14 game between Toulouse and Bourgoin, in which the home side Toulouse came out overwhelming winners 57-14.

Eight tries were scored, and this was just one of those as Toulouse completely outplayed Bourgoin on their way to victory.

Flying French winger, playing fullback on the day, Maxime Medard scored the try of the game as he got the ball in his own half and took off, beating defenders with his great running lines and excellent balance when gliding through the gaps like a slalom skier.

As I've said in the past, when we see top players on form like this they make the game look so easy, and it can often be misinterpreted as bad defence. But, if it were so bad, everyone would score tries like this, so I always think it's best to just appreciate it for what it is, and on this occasion, acknowledge a great try, and a fine player in the making.

Expect to see much more of the kid with the massive side burns in the future, as he’s only 22 and has heaps of talent and speed to burn.

Note: It's only a short clip unfortunately, and commentary wasn't the original, so some music has been thrown on it.



  • very talented runner - another one for the French back three!

    By Anonymous harley, at June 18, 2008 4:04 pm  

  • good try, but the 10 and 9 could both have stopped him if they went low. thers no point goin high on a guy with that much momentum 5 metres out.

    By Anonymous englishrose, at June 18, 2008 4:07 pm  

  • class, bit like heymans try against clermont

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 18, 2008 4:38 pm  

  • futur big star of the french team,
    this guy has everything to succed.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 18, 2008 5:38 pm  

  • great try, but the tackling was poor

    By Anonymous JamesH, at June 18, 2008 5:57 pm  

  • Haha there's always a few idiots who have to make themselves feel better by saying 'poor tackling'.

    Hard to please eh.

    By Anonymous Sharky, at June 18, 2008 6:07 pm  

  • i watched this game on TV, it was superb.

    By Anonymous goodNumber10, at June 18, 2008 6:18 pm  

  • reminds me alot of ben foden...any1 else?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 18, 2008 6:33 pm  

  • nice try , great run in broken feild play, does any1 kno ho wold he is, cud b a star of the future

    By Anonymous el ninio, at June 18, 2008 6:55 pm  

  • Bourgoin n°11 wing should have avoid the handoff !
    Nevertheless, it's a high quality try !

    By Anonymous Guigui, at June 18, 2008 8:03 pm  

  • El ninio, he's 22 !

    By Anonymous Ben, at June 18, 2008 8:36 pm  

  • Running rugby . . . . .ye don't get better than that

    By Anonymous TheFullback, at June 18, 2008 9:19 pm  

  • @reminds me alot of ben foden...any1 else?
    yeah me too he runs like him as well and the hair LOL

    By Anonymous Chazza, at June 19, 2008 7:15 am  

  • Reminds me more of JPR Williams.. I hope sideburns and long hair makes a come back in professional rugby..

    By Anonymous Will, at June 19, 2008 11:29 am  

  • nice...esp that 1st hand off before the try. superb piece of skill

    By Blogger Don, at June 19, 2008 7:45 pm  

  • Where was Heymans on the day, I thought he was the full-back

    By Anonymous jimmy, at June 19, 2008 7:58 pm  

  • Toulouse doesn't have only one fullback, in fact the two fullbacks are Poitrenaud and Médard, but this year Heymans has played fullback and Médard has played winger ;) Heymans didn't play this game, most of the team had a rest ;)

    By Anonymous Jbmass, at June 19, 2008 9:03 pm  

  • It's made, he will play for France this saturday (11/08/08) against Argentina at Marseille.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 04, 2008 8:42 pm  

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