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, May 13, 2009

Best tries of the Top 14 - Season mix

Throughout the season we’ve posted random Best Tries compilations from the Top 14 in France. As the season nears it’s end, and relegation and top spots are revealed, we’ve got a recap video of some of the more enjoyable tries from the past few months.

Constantly in the headlines, the Top 14 and its big money spenders are often the subject of transfer speculation and discussions.

The biggest spenders of them all, Toulon, have now officially survived the season in the top flight despite things at one stage looking like it was all falling to pieces.

Jonny Wilkinson looks to be heading to Toulon for a huge amount of money, something that they will confirm and discuss with the public after their last game of the season on May 18th. Felipe Contepomi, Sebastien Bruno, Pierre Mignoni, Tom May and Kris Chesney will be joining him at the club that will be managed by Phillip Saint Andre.

Other big English players are heading across to France, as well as a big Frenchman who has played in England for the past few years. Sebastien Chabal will be joining the newly promoted Racing Metro, and there’s rumours of Francois Steyn joining him.

While this season featured big signings that failed to deliver completely, aka Sonny Bill Williams and Dan Carter, next season will be just as high profile as we see a new batch of big name players join one of the most intriguing leagues in world rugby.

Time: 04:37



  • how could you pick one from that bunch!? All top class!

    By Anonymous theboss, at May 14, 2009 2:29 pm  

  • Good stuff

    By Anonymous Boz, at May 14, 2009 2:32 pm  

  • my oh my! yes indeed!

    By Anonymous robert, at May 14, 2009 2:43 pm  

  • The commentators go crazy, and with good reason

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 14, 2009 2:54 pm  

  • simply magnificent, stunning tries,

    .....absolute shite defence.

    Rubbish defence always makes running rugby look so attractive.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 14, 2009 3:07 pm  

  • At least the bull-shit posts took 5 posts to get in this time.

    Tell me, have you ever seen very good defense on a highlight reel of tries being scored?

    By Anonymous Boz, at May 14, 2009 3:23 pm  

  • that last try was insane! deft chip, big bosh, soft offload, what more do you want.

    By Anonymous Rich, at May 14, 2009 3:23 pm  

  • the first try is world-class!
    Trinh-duc reverse pass is amazing

    great stuff to come with the next top 14 semi-finals

    By Blogger Flooz, at May 14, 2009 3:43 pm  

  • This must be the first time I read Top 14 comments which are basically all positive.
    Good compilation, but this time I might be the one to say a few aren't AMAZING, but still generally very good.
    Can't decide on which one is better: Biarritz vs. Montpellier or Montpellier vs. Montauban.

    By Anonymous frenchpolak, at May 14, 2009 4:32 pm  

  • Shame we don't get a replay of that first step - audacious.

    So Sonny Bill didn't work out. I'd only heard of his initial success, is he sticking with it for another season?

    The player I was most looking forward to seeing in highlights from across the channel was Ngwenya. How'd he go?

    Some top tries, nice to see the French didn't allow Laporte and his "Let's play like England" nonsense to go to their communal heads. Wish we got more of the 14 in the UK

    By Anonymous Hackney Griffin, at May 14, 2009 4:35 pm  

  • love french rugby!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 14, 2009 6:14 pm  

  • Love it! Thanks

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 14, 2009 7:06 pm  

  • Great to see "Z" Ngwenya running near the breakdown -- to me that shows he's looking for work.

    I will agree that the guy that dummyed the drop goal and scored -- that was as much piss-poor defense as it was great play on his part.

    The last try by Ouedrago was sheer class.

    By Anonymous cheyanqui, at May 14, 2009 7:38 pm  

  • Good stuff. Love it. Thanks.

    By Anonymous Funny videos, at May 14, 2009 8:13 pm  

  • Thx boz for a comment on defense that actually makes sense.. After seeing players running around a bit some people automatically conclude the defense is shitty.. How much sense does that make? As if every action only depended on the quality of the defense. Bullshit.

    By Anonymous piaruskov, at May 14, 2009 9:54 pm  

  • I seen much better in sum of ur other top 14 top 10s im a bit dissapointed

    By Anonymous Leinster fan 4 life, at May 14, 2009 10:19 pm  

  • "C'est magnifique" I loved the fifth try, all argie play!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 15, 2009 1:17 am  

  • This is an ode to rugby.
    Who's that huge guy who scores the montauban try? His arms are like trees!

    By Anonymous jojojojojojo, at May 15, 2009 2:58 am  

  • That's Ibrahim Diarra

    By Anonymous Charles, at May 15, 2009 4:14 am  

  • so toulonare gonna have tom may,contepomi AND wilkinson??will be an interesting subs bench!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 15, 2009 4:56 am  

  • I've stated previously that I've been underwhelmed by the Top 14 weekly round ups, but I must say I enjoyed this lot.
    I disagree that defense was bad, I counted 3 broken tackles throughout the whole clip. I would say that stepping the defense, offloads in tackles, and running lines to create gaps (see $onny Bill Williams) are all marks of good offense, not bad defense.

    By Blogger granite, at May 15, 2009 5:03 am  

  • I wouldn't say Sonny Bill Williams didn't work out. It always takes league converts a little while to adapt and adjust, and throughout the season he's shown quite a few nice touches, for example, that try.

    He's done a hell of a lot better than other converts, for example, Karl Pryce. Who? Exactly!

    Hackney Griffin, if you have sky you should be getting the Top 14 over 'La Manche' as British Eurosport normally shows a game on friday nights, and has a highlights show too. The commentary is abysmal mind, I watch it on mute.

    By Anonymous Toppsy, at May 15, 2009 12:00 pm  

  • Poetry in motion.

    SBW has done a hell of a lot more in one season (whilst battling relegation and injury) than other League converts, Andy Farrell for example.

    Good stuff.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 15, 2009 12:47 pm  

  • haha, awesome complilation, great tries.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 16, 2009 6:07 am  

  • haha before the try even is scored "ESSAI!!!" :P awesome tries

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 19, 2009 11:09 pm  

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