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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Top 10 tries of the Six Nations 2009

The 2009 RBS Six Nations is now a thing of the past, so as Ireland bathe in the success of their Grand Slam, it's time for us to reflect on some of the Championship's stand out tries, from all teams involved.

Over the last few weeks we’ve seen some memorable moments from all sides, and starting off the compilation is the man who some say might lead the Lions in South Africa – Brian O’Driscoll.

His return to form has been sensational to see. BOD is now reaching the heights and success he’s always aimed for, and always been good enough to achieve. His try against France looked like the legend of yesteryear, as he showed that he’s still got it.

Fellow countryman, eighthman Jamie Heaslip scored a cracking try in the same match, with an even more audacious step to finish. He himself is one of the new breed of Irish stars, so expect to see plenty of him in the future.

Scotland’s Max Evans scored a great try against Wales, Riki Flutey scored two against France, the second of which was setup excellently by Delon Armitage, and then at the top of the list we see Francois Trinh-Duc with a great individual effort in Italy.

A few lovely tries, some great memories, and an enjoyable 2009 Six Nations Championship, even if you’re not Irish.


Time: 05:25
Note: The order of the tries seems fairly random. You decide for yourself which are your top 3.


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76 Comments:

  • What about Parisse try against France, and Harinordoquy's try against Ireland?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 12:13 pm  

  • I'm from France and want to be pro France. But true these two tries are missing I think.

    By Blogger Arnaud, at March 24, 2009 12:25 pm  

  • How can there not be the french try against Ireland, it was 10 times better than th BOD one !!!
    Frickin BBC propaganda

    By Anonymous tehsniper, at March 24, 2009 12:29 pm  

  • whats the tune? It IS a tune!

    By Blogger Alexander, at March 24, 2009 12:43 pm  

  • whar about harinordoquy try against ireland!! I think the best try of the tournament !!!

    By Anonymous guetteba, at March 24, 2009 12:45 pm  

  • Tommy Bowe was lucky not to get smashed when he took the ball for his try....awesome try though

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 12:49 pm  

  • I was thinking about the try from Heymans against Wales... I wonder why it's not there.

    Heaslip and Parisse are the two best 8's in Europe right now.

    By Blogger salem_ok, at March 24, 2009 12:52 pm  

  • I think that there's another English try against France who deserved better, and also Chabal's try vs Italy. It's a pity that the Heaslip vs France try isn't showed from a moment earlier, as there was a great break leading up to the try.

    My favourite three in these ten? The two by Heaslip (the one with the Stringer break winning) and the Leigh Halfpenny try, with that magnificent dodging and passing by Shane Williams

    By Blogger Billie MacGowan, at March 24, 2009 1:10 pm  

  • parisse's?

    By Anonymous welshno7, at March 24, 2009 1:22 pm  

  • how about Danielli's first phase try, can't remember who it was against but how can that not be in there...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 1:35 pm  

  • What was for you the most beautiful match in this 6 Nations 2009?

    Personnaly, i couldn't watch the 4th day.... so i would say Ireland vs. France (very intense with a real desire to play)

    By Anonymous T., at March 24, 2009 1:37 pm  

  • For me the best try of the tournament is not in these ten... this is Harinordoquy's try against Ireland, and by far!
    Fuck off BBC, fukin biased with those ridiculous flutey's tries

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 1:45 pm  

  • HARINORDOQUY'S TRY IS NOT IN THE TOP 10 ???????????
    HAHAHA FUCKING BBC YOU TWATS

    By Anonymous drinkwine, at March 24, 2009 1:49 pm  

  • Yeah have to agree with everyone about Harinordoquy's and Parisse's.
    I'd love to see a montage of some of the great hits from the tournament

    By Anonymous Third Centre, at March 24, 2009 1:57 pm  

  • anyone else noticed in the line out at the start of the byrne try hairy harry at the fron of the welsh line doing the robot!! peter crouch wannabe

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 1:58 pm  

  • 1. O'Driscoll vs France.
    2. Flutey's 2nd vs France.
    3. Bowe vs Wales.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 2:52 pm  

  • "Tommy Bowe was lucky not to get smashed when he took the ball for his try....awesome try though"

    If it were anyone other than Henson, I'd suspect that he would've been.

    By Anonymous ShamWow, at March 24, 2009 3:40 pm  

  • What happend to Danielli's try that he scored againest Italy!! That was just like Fluty's try it was a set peace off the top of the line out it was ace!! I also think Thom Evans try should be in there just to show you how easy it is you can score if you make the right pass!!! it was just a little inside ball!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 3:43 pm  

  • some great tries, about the order, im pretty sure it just went in order of the games, rather than some of the best, but my favorite game was definitely the french-irish game, so much intensity!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 4:13 pm  

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    By Blogger Flooz, at March 24, 2009 4:14 pm  

  • I'm fond of the 2 ricky flutey tries, well built and french flair
    What else?

    Where is harinordoquy try vs Ireland!? It was far the best team try of the tournament. BBC..

    Andy goode pass to Sackey vs Wales was also far better than Ronan one in final match

    By Blogger Flooz, at March 24, 2009 4:16 pm  

  • There's a Worsley foul on the first flootey's try.....aaahhhhhh the BBC objectivity as usual,you'll never find an italian try with those guys.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 4:45 pm  

  • wheres simon danielli's try against italy as well?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 5:31 pm  

  • France Wales game was by far my favorite!

    By Anonymous Mike.S, at March 24, 2009 5:33 pm  

  • Harinordoquy's try against Ireland was the best for me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 5:53 pm  

  • 1- BOD vs France
    2- Heaslip vs Scotland (just loved Stringer in that one)
    3- Byrne vs France

    Parisse? Harinordoquy?
    BBC biased as usual!!!

    By Anonymous italianscrummy, at March 24, 2009 5:56 pm  

  • Pretty good. Since I can't watch the Six Nations, because I live in the US.

    By Blogger Hendrick, at March 24, 2009 6:36 pm  

  • I agree, Danielli's try is missing !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 6:41 pm  

  • BBC Propagandaaaaa

    By Anonymous tehsniper, at March 24, 2009 6:49 pm  

  • i'm french! where are try of my team?? saligaud! voleur de poule! l'année prochaine on vous mettra votre sécance vous inquiètez pas les rosbifs!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 6:55 pm  

  • F*ck, half of them were scored against France!

    PS: agree about Hari's try vs Ireland: 11 french hands involved!

    By Anonymous Froggy, at March 24, 2009 6:56 pm  

  • AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
    un anglais qui parle de rugby!!
    vous avez juste un pack plein de créatine et aprés?
    qu'est ce que vous allez faire sans wilkinson a la coupe du monde??
    on en reparlera petit!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 7:03 pm  

  • there were 10 tries?

    By Anonymous Cheis, at March 24, 2009 7:23 pm  

  • garçon apprend l'anglais, je te fais une traduction de ce que le mec contre qui tu t'énerves a dit, pauvre tâche :

    "merde, la moitié de ces essais on été marqués contre la france

    ps: je suis d'accord à propos de l'essai de Hari contre l'Irlande : 11 français ont touché le ballon!"

    C'est toi le petit, tu t'énerves contre un gars qui est d'accord avec toi, faut apprendre à parler anglais avant de s'énerver! T'es vraiment qu'une grosse merde mon pote, tu fais honte à la France!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 7:33 pm  

  • I think its an all irish affair here.

    Heaslip vs france because hes a forward doing stuff most of the backs can and the lead up break was fantastic with Kearney and Bowe.

    Bowe vs Wales because the chip was phenomenal and the pace to beat last years player of the year

    Heaslip vs Scotland because of the unreal break by Stringer and the vision to find someone else and if that was someone like a certain
    S. Williams he would have tried to do it on his own like he tried to do against Wales???

    this is from an englishman here

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 8:14 pm  

  • Besides, I'm French, too...

    Hé m*rde, j'suis français en plus !!!

    :D

    By Anonymous Froggy, at March 24, 2009 9:22 pm  

  • deos anyone not think that simon danieli's try from the half way (i think it was against italy) should not be in there

    By Anonymous no9, at March 24, 2009 9:50 pm  

  • 1st prize=Lee byrne
    2nd prize = heslip=
    3rd prize = BOD


    last was deffo tommie bowz
    try

    By Anonymous Craig, at March 24, 2009 10:01 pm  

  • Although Stringer did well to find the space for the break, he was helped massively by the fact that Scotland's openside was instructed to target O'Gara which left a massive gap at the back of the lineout when others didn't fill in.
    Some good tries this six nations, very enjoyable to see a combination of high tempo work from the pack and good running rugby in the backline. I agree that Danielli's try, Parisse's (who had a solid six nations), Harinordoquy's and Chabal's tries warrant a place up there with some of the better tries of the tournament.

    By Anonymous Steve, at March 24, 2009 10:05 pm  

  • hilarious french argument :D

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 10:40 pm  

  • great tries

    but doesn't beat that top 10 tries of 2008 video on youtube, some of those tries are awesome !!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 10:48 pm  

  • agree with the youtube ton ten vid of 08 being insanely good tries

    but out of this my favorites are the o'driscoll, flutey, bowe and max evans

    Brilliant tries

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 10:54 pm  

  • Simon Danielli, Parisse and Harinordoquy all deserve to be in there

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 12:15 am  

  • My favorites were those two by Flutey and that one from Byrne. O'Gara's kick was excellent too

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 12:17 am  

  • ... and is it me or Henson doesn't undestand the concept of tackle

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 12:18 am  

  • I'm sorry guys but I'm gonna have to go with Tommy Bowe burnning Shane Williams hahaha.. God he's mighty fast!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 12:40 am  

  • I'm sorry guys but I'm gonna have to go with Tommy Bowe burnning Shane Williams hahaha.. God he's mighty fast!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 12:40 am  

  • C'est quoi cette saloperie ?
    Un seul essai Français, mon cul ! c'est du foutage de gueule.
    C'est bien une vidéo réalisée par des connards de Britons de mes deux.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 12:59 am  

  • How can anyone say these tries are amazing? Maybe O'driscolls against france but the others were shit.
    Average tries from an average 6 nations, nothing will top shane williams efforts last year. .

    By Anonymous MightyAllBlacks, at March 25, 2009 2:54 am  

  • Bowe seriously burned Williams, it was basically from a standing start too

    Is Bowe faster than the Williams? Thoughts?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 3:40 am  

  • mightyallblacks
    I'm an ABs fan too but I don't know why you have to be abusive. A good try is a good try and is not shit just because it might not be amazing. All these are good tries and some are better than that, nothing to get abusive about.

    By Anonymous mightytoo, at March 25, 2009 6:25 am  

  • It's more complicated than just who's faster.
    Some players are faster over distance, some have better acceleration. If you have to turn and chase a player that'll make it very hard to catch up with a guy at full speed, even just starting a sprint from a standing start will make it harder.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 7:47 am  

  • Flutey's 2nd try was very good but I have no idea why the first one is in there in place of Harinordoquy and Parisse's tries.

    Plus, anybody see the try from France-Italy that Medard finished after offloading to Dusautoir? That one was awesome.

    The Halfpenny try was alright but not one of the tournament's best imo. Tommy Bowe definitely deserves to be there if only for the amazing effect that try had on the final climactic game. Overall it was a pretty good 6N.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 8:01 am  

  • mightyallblacks please don't watch our tournament if you're just going to be a prat about it. They are pretty good tries considering the defences were solid all tournament. Conecentrate on your own shite competition which nobody gives a toss about. I don't watch it and and therefore i don't make stupid comments about it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 9:50 am  

  • These tries are pretty good, not heaps of passing but some well taken tries.
    But that shite competiton you talk about has the world champions and the top three sides in the world in it, so if it's shite, what does that make the 6 nations? Extra shite?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 10:10 am  

  • anon said:

    "Conecentrate on your own shite competition which nobody gives a toss about. I don't watch it and and therefore i don't make stupid comments about it."

    you just made a stupid comment.. with the great spelling to go with it

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 10:40 am  

  • Parisse

    just checked out this 08 tries youtube vid

    i see what u mean about the tries

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 11:36 am  

  • Im simply saying this years 6 nations was poor compared to last years.

    By Anonymous MightyAllBlacks, at March 25, 2009 3:38 pm  

  • Why only tries against us (france)? Do we have a defence that makes the other teams shinning?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 3:45 pm  

  • Mighty Allblacks - i think you'll find it was more closely contested. Awesome defences which unfortunately meant not spectacular tries but it was a great six nations in terms of passion and atmoshere.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 5:08 pm  

  • In last try i thougth that shane williams, with his usual raw pace, would have caught bowe!!! it was annoying!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 6:30 pm  

  • no Parisse try vs France
    Thank you Rugby Dump...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 7:38 pm  

  • three or four good tries missing.still,o driscoll's is my favourite!

    By Anonymous Mark, at March 25, 2009 8:11 pm  

  • lads complaining about a boring 6 nations from the sh are just not used to seeing any proper defence without blantantly missed tackles

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 9:59 pm  

  • Ta n'Héireann go háin mhaith!!!
    Viva l'erlande:D , ha ha ha i loved all the tries ireland scored this year... complain complain all ye want but IRELAND ARE THE GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONS....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 25, 2009 10:32 pm  

  • Anyone who says tyhat the defences ar ebetter in the NH missing part of their brain and should not breed.
    The All blacks beat Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England without conceding a single try. That's good defence, not ths shite you lot dish up.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 26, 2009 12:04 am  

  • The irony of accusing someone of being retarded and then typing that ^ with the amount of typos in it not lost me by the way so don't bother pointing that out, you shithouse at rugby NH asswipes. :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 26, 2009 12:06 am  

  • 'you shithouse at rugby NH asswipes'

    That's an intelligent comment mate, very articulate. You must be proud of that one.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 26, 2009 2:20 pm  

  • This is soooooo biased. I know it's BBC so it can't be pro-Ireland in a nationalist sense, but Trinh-Duc's try for France is pathetically boring and definitely not the best one, it seems as if all the tries are scored against France, and what about Parisse's try against -I'll let you guess- France!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 26, 2009 6:26 pm  

  • has anyone els noticed that when a forward does a sidestep its called a "change of direction" lol

    danilleis trie was amence :)

    By Anonymous Scawwtland ;), at March 26, 2009 6:45 pm  

  • clearly a forward off-load from shane, but still good team try.
    Flutey tries rule

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 26, 2009 7:26 pm  

  • "That's an intelligent comment mate, very articulate. You must be proud of that one."

    I could not give less of a shit if I tried. Eat a dick. Intelligent enough for ya?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 27, 2009 1:00 am  

  • As an anonymous poster who will be frowned upon and probably deleted.
    How can my anonymous friend say this
    "but Trinh-Duc's try for France is pathetically boring and definitely not the best one, it seems as if all the tries are scored against France, and what about Parisse's try against -I'll let you guess- France!"

    Oh dear, i dream about trinh-duc try, it was marvelous, french flair and feet at there best" I plead with you to look at it again.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 27, 2009 7:25 am  

  • 'Eat a dick'

    Yeah thats really a good one. Keep going mate you must have some more.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 27, 2009 12:23 pm  

  • WHERE ARE FRANCE AND ENGLAND NOT A GOOD TOP 10WOULD LIKE TO SEE A DIFFERENT ONE, I THINK TRI-DOUIC'S TRY WAS BEST BY FAR AND THIS IS AN IRISHMAN SPEAKING

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 28, 2009 11:26 am  

  • lol "leigh halfpennny" ? why three n? .... bbc chuffed this one in general

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 29, 2009 10:58 am  

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