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Monday, September 28, 2009

Guinness Premiership Tries - Round 3

As another weekend of rugby action is over, we're at it once again as we attempt to bring you all the action from around the rugby world. This morning we have the best tries scored in Round 3 of the Guinness Premiership.

Bath earned a hard fought 25-12 victory over Sale at Edgeley Park, their first win there in six years. Matt Carraro scored twice for Bath, with the first of his tries an easy stroll through a poor attempted tackle by former England winger Ben Cohen. Powerhouse Matt Banahan also scored, powering through the defence from close range.

Northampton Saints beat Gloucester 27-14 at Kingsholm. Flyhalf Shane Geraghty showed once again that he's pushing for higher honours as he guided his side to the convincing away win. Prop Soane Tonga'uiha scored a nice try for Saints, with the scoring pass actually coming from his front row partner.

Akapusi Qera finished off well for Gloucester after big Lesley Vainikolo showed his class with an incisive break. Jon Clarke then scored another for Saints after some great build up play.

London Irish demolished Leeds 56-7 at Headingley with Adam Thompstone scoring a second half hatrick. Other tries were scored by Sailosi Tagicakibau, and Chris Hala'ufia, who picked up two.

Wasps were convincing winners over Worcester Warriors at Adams Park as they won 23-3 in a match that had centre Dominic Waldouck sticking up his hand with a great individual performance. Danny Cipriani kicked 13 points, with tries scored by Serge Betsen and Tom Varndell, the latter of which brought up his 50th Premiership try.

Time: 04:09
We'll have Round 4's tries for you soon.



  • 1st, deal with it

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 28, 2009 10:36 am  

  • Now that I got the first message in, I can celebrate it. YES!

    By Anonymous Caster Semenya, at September 28, 2009 10:37 am  

  • And what did you think of the tries Mr Semenya?

    Pretty decent imo. Loved the step by Vainikolo.

    By Anonymous FrankyH, at September 28, 2009 10:42 am  

  • bit premature with celebration caster must type quicker

    ben cohen take a bow you dummy spitting muppet learn to tackle like that in france did we no wonder you only played 4 games or something for brive

    ps come on you saints prem winners this year can feel in my waters

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 28, 2009 10:44 am  

  • I was the first Anon poster too.

    By Anonymous Caster Semenya, at September 28, 2009 12:06 pm  

  • Does it matter who posts first?
    Do these people even watch the videos?

    By Anonymous Maximus, at September 28, 2009 1:33 pm  

  • Good stuff, I love how the smaller stadiums in England mean the ground is fuller and there's more atmosphere.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 28, 2009 2:13 pm  

  • impressive from shane geraghty

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 28, 2009 2:26 pm  

  • I don't think I like Varndell, he rubs me the wrong way.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 28, 2009 3:12 pm  

  • 'ben cohen take a bow you dummy spitting muppet'

    im a saints fan and i dont think u should be so harsh on cohen, he didnt leave the club beacuse of the dispute as to the captaincy (as most people seem to think) but because of personal reasons which would have caused anyone to leave, and he certainly wasn't to blame.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 28, 2009 4:24 pm  

  • and that tosser Graham Henry was bitching about the lack of expansive rugby...
    Simply put, rugby is at it's finest when you see a mix of fowards using their muscles and back using their pace

    By Blogger vinniechan, at September 28, 2009 5:06 pm  

  • good rugby

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 28, 2009 5:46 pm  

  • I'm no fan of the Premiership, but that was some good rugby. Although I can't believe Bob Symonds called Neil Best Rory Best. One is going to be out for a year with injury, and one isn't, and they don't even play for the same team, or in the same competition. I hate when commentators do that.

    By Anonymous Kearney for tests, at September 28, 2009 7:05 pm  

  • I don't think Rory Best has ever even played 'on the mainland(!)' to use a horrific phrase.

    But yea, good play. Esp the Geraghty switch to absolutely guarantee the try. Great awareness.

    By Blogger ollie, at September 29, 2009 12:22 am  

  • Graham Henry's right. Whatever they play in the premiership, in international rugby (the highest level), the game is very conservative and running the ball is usually avoided.
    These premiership teams couldn't play this way against international teams.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 29, 2009 1:22 am  

  • Oh gee anon, do you think so?

    By Anonymous Carlos, at September 29, 2009 1:48 am  

  • Yeah i agree with him. Big international games are normally quite boring with both teams unwilling to take many risks. Think the latter stages of the world cup.

    There are exceptions ofcourse, the Lions tests were incredible and so were some of the Tri nations.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 29, 2009 2:20 pm  

  • Decent work by vainikolo, awesome step. Look forward to seeing more of him this season.

    How has cohen been performing?

    and why oh why are so few of the games on sky sports this season?

    By Blogger cp85, at September 29, 2009 2:22 pm  

  • i was thinking the same thing looks like they are showing only one game a week this season come on sky sports dump the currie and air nz put more guinness prem on please even better let itv show some matches

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 29, 2009 6:30 pm  

  • Matt Carraro scored 2 tries ?

    I dont think he scored two tries in a year before in S14 ?

    By Anonymous jamestheconvict, at October 01, 2009 9:32 am  

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