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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Guinness Premiership Tries - Round 2

We've got some of the best tries of the Guinness Premiership's second week of action for you today, with week three's best bits to follow soon.

The tries in round 2 weren't spectacular in general, but the standard of play is hotting up as teams find form and many players find their feet with their new clubs.

One player who's doing well already is new Wasps wing Tom Varndell. He scored two tries against Bath as they won 17-15 in a tight match that went down to the final kick. Their other flying wing David Lemi also scored a neat try.

Worcester were too strong for new boys Leeds Carnegie as they won their meeting at Sixways 27-7. One of the better tries on the night came from Leeds centre Jonny Hepworth early on.

Earlier today we featured a short clip of Gareth Delve and Graham Stowers fighting when Gloucester and London Irish met at the Madejski Stadium. London Irish were too good on the scorecard, winning 40-10 with tries to Delon Armitage and Sailosi Tagicakibau. Charlie Sharples scored for Gloucester.

Kingston Park witnessed a 16-16 draw between the Newcastle Falsons and Sale, following two late Lee Thomas penalties. Rob Vickerman scored for the Falcons, but it was Mark Cueto who scored a superb try following a neat Thomas chip.

Saracens got their second win of their campaign as they beat Northampton Saints 19-16 at the first ever game to be held at Wembley Stadium. Over 44 000 fans witnessed the match, in what was a brave but successful marketing exercise.

Noah Cato got a runaway try for Sarries, with Saints centre Jon Clarke scoring a nice try for them after some quality play by the always impressive Shane Geraghty, who kicked 11 points towards the win.

Time: 03:18



  • 1st oh yeahhh

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 22, 2009 11:22 pm  

  • Do you even see the video before you post?

    By Anonymous One who watch the video, at September 22, 2009 11:24 pm  

  • I'm not sure if I like Varndell moving to Wasps, I don't like it when players move from big rival teams to another.
    But he does seem to be looking very solid in a wasps shirt and looks like he will have taken Sackey's shirt for while.
    The Wasps have the youngest team in the GP and haven't lost a game yet, so lets keep hoping this carries on! =D

    By Anonymous ArranR, at September 22, 2009 11:32 pm  

  • After all the recent antics in other sports (tennis, soccer) a beautiful proper rugby moment happens in this clip.

    In the wasps bath clip, early on, Lemi (not from Motorhead) skips in for a great try. He's half tackled at the end, and himself and the tackler both bump into the hordings.

    Que typical fight? No, straight over, handshake, move on quickly. Like sth from the 70s with wales or the ba bas.

    Ahhh. Proper sport moment.

    By Anonymous mise, at September 23, 2009 12:44 am  

  • I noticed that, too, mise. It was nice to see.

    By Anonymous phil, at September 23, 2009 12:58 am  



    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 23, 2009 1:21 am  

  • I love you RD. Keep up the good work!

    By Anonymous somefrenchdude, at September 23, 2009 1:24 am  

  • Yeah, I jus thought I'd point out that the defence in this clip apears to be pretty bloody terrible.
    That first try, jesus, did they want to give the scrum half a bigger gap to run through? There was a ten metre gap for him to run through!
    Of course I understand that it's just a try highlights vid, and so you're gonna get the impression of bad defence, but since all the poms hack ont he S14's defence I thought I'd point out that the defence in this clip is even worse looking.
    I mean seriously, a ten metre gap?

    By Anonymous Jon, at September 23, 2009 1:36 am  

  • Why isn't Varndell playing for england?
    He's easily better than those 'run-in' wings cueto and monye.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 23, 2009 3:49 am  

  • Is it only me or do the back rowers look pretty damn slow in these GP games? A bit of a cliche I guess and bound to bear exceptions but it really stroke me compared with the NZ Cup or the Top14.

    Some good offloading in these tries though.

    By Anonymous Nico, at September 23, 2009 9:36 am  

  • Nice forward passing 1:47 to 1:50.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 23, 2009 9:38 am  

  • 'Why isn't Varndell playing for england?
    He's easily better than those 'run-in' wings cueto and monye.'

    because his poor defence has been exploited in the past. hopefully shawn edwards will improve him but monyes tackle on tom evans in 6 nations last season would not have been made by vandell. also it seems to have gone overlooked that in the 3rd lions test monye made some impressive contributions at the breakdown. again vandell wouldnt have done this.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 23, 2009 2:56 pm  

  • Typical, everyone has to slag off the GP, whilst other tournaments get the respect they deserve. Try to be POSITIVE guys, and enjoy the trys on offer!!!

    By Blogger Alexander, at September 23, 2009 5:02 pm  

  • I'm not going to argue one way or another but how must we remember that the Bulls wouldn't lose a match? Has that happened? Have they played every team in the GP and looked head-and-shoulders above them? What's the point in such a post? It suggests little and proves nothing.

    By Anonymous Zavala, at September 23, 2009 7:55 pm  

  • Varndell...hmmm. Tigers aren't happy i'd reckon.

    By Anonymous b-tesco, at September 23, 2009 8:25 pm  

  • "Nice forward passing 1:47 to 1:50."

    Nope, camera angle.

    By Anonymous istya, at September 23, 2009 10:02 pm  

  • Blue Bulls would demolish all these lesser talented teams. They'd do their kick chase and put you euros under pressure, like the Boks do to the All Blacks. Its pretty much confirmed that the Bulls would win every game by 20+... 15+ if they put their b team on.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 24, 2009 12:25 am  

  • Anonymous above talking about the blue bulls.
    S14 teams cant defend for shit, a team like leinster or even london irish would take the bulls apart.

    By Anonymous Typical, at September 24, 2009 2:43 am  

  • Typical, haha... is that why when the Big 3 come at the EYT we demolish all? I think the All Blacks beat Ireland 33-3 or something, not one team scored against the All Blacks in the eyt. Oh and lets not forget the beat down the Springboks gave England, biggest defeat in Twickenham for England, ever. Its a myth that the Super14 teams can't defend. I don't understand how you think that Ireland is any good, because they can beat their NH rivals? Please, have they ever in the history of rugby even beaten the Abs? NO... run along son, you're one of those Euros that over hype their boys.

    The Bulls could play with 10 players on the field and still walk this competition, Bop! live with it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 24, 2009 3:59 am  

  • I didnt even mention international defence, at club level the NH are ahead of the SH in every department.

    By Anonymous Typical, at September 24, 2009 6:48 am  

  • Typical, don't be silly. The NH attack is just slow as hell and predictable, that's why you see your defense as being better than the Super 14s. Best players come from the Southern Hemisphere... Best provincial Competition comes from the Southern Hemisphere.

    I don't need to point it out anymore than I have. I mean, comon... You have Scotland... and they're below the small island, Fiji in the Irb world rankings.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 24, 2009 6:59 am  

  • Quite how you have managed to make this into a childish, cliched, SH vs. NH is beyond me. Does it make you feel better? Does it paper over your insecurities that you lord it over rugby fans on the other side of the globe? The people who engage in these debates are pathetic; you guys don't care about rugby at all, just bragging rights.

    Oh and put a name at the end of your posts can you? If you don't know what your name is, get your teacher to write it for you.

    By Anonymous Ted, at September 24, 2009 8:51 am  

  • RD would benefit from some sort of moderator that could squash these shitty provocative comments (typically by anonymous posters) before they turn all the comments into (usually) NH-SH arguments when really, who the shit cares?

    By Anonymous felipe, at September 24, 2009 9:36 am  

  • I can't stand it when NH fans think their team is the tops. They aren't. Awful talent pools to select from, I feel sorry for guys like Martin Johnson who have to select such utter garbage. Who here watches the six nations? Do you see how slow the play is? Bleugh!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 24, 2009 9:53 am  

  • Reeling 'em in ;)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 24, 2009 11:57 am  

  • Well done anonymous for getting the reaction you wanted. Very clever. Where do you find the time in your exciting and important life?

    By Anonymous Andy, at September 24, 2009 2:44 pm  

  • Oh, Jee wiz Andy... I don't know, I guess it doesn't take too much time to write a few paragraphs when you're not retarded.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 24, 2009 3:54 pm  

  • But leaving a name takes way too long obviously.

    By Anonymous Ted, at September 24, 2009 5:17 pm  

  • After 3 games, London Irish have scored 12 tries. Leciester have scored 0. I know which team i will be supporting again this season

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 24, 2009 6:02 pm  

  • Er so tell us?

    By Anonymous Andy, at September 24, 2009 6:29 pm  

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