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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tim Visser scores quickfire hat trick as Edinburgh beat Ospreys

Edinburgh scored five tries as they recorded a bonus point 33-17 win over Ospreys at Murrayfield in the Magners League on the weekend. Replacement winger Tim Visser had a day to remember, as he scored an incredible hat trick in the space of five minutes.

Visser came off the bench to replace an injured Simon Webster after 15 minutes, but had to wait till the second half to cross for his treble. He contributed towards the opening try of the match though, helping Ben Cairns cross on 34 minutes.

It remained 7-0 at halftime before the home side scored a sensational four tries in eight minutes with the big Dutch winger crossing for three of them as Edinburgh showed their flair from deep.

His colleague on the other wing, Mark Robertson scored a fantastic try himself as Edinburgh ran from deep, freeing up the pacey winger as he stepped a couple of Ospreys players then galloped away for a top quality try.

Ospreys managed to get themselves together in the last minute, scoring three tries through Nikki Walker, Jerry Collins, and Sonny Parker, but it was too little, too late as the home side did enough to take a memorable win.

Visser’s try scoring feat of three tries now make him the first ever Edinburgh player to score three tries in the Magners League, as well as it being the quickest hat trick ever recorded in the tournaments history.

"It’s my first hat-trick in first-team rugby. To come off the bench and score three tries is beautiful for me," Visser said afterwards.

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  • First!
    It's awesome that a dutchman is playing pro rugby. Keep it up!

    By Anonymous Joost, at March 11, 2010 3:03 pm  

  • Although it sucks to see Murrayfield almost empty... I hope this good performances from Edinburgh will fire up crowds a little...

    By Anonymous Joost, at March 11, 2010 3:08 pm  

  • Great tries by Edinburgh! I didn't know scots could play like this...

    By Anonymous Juggernauter, at March 11, 2010 3:10 pm  

  • Such a great player! too sad to see Murrayfield empty...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 11, 2010 3:23 pm  

  • both those wings are flying! fair play

    By Anonymous Matt, at March 11, 2010 3:38 pm  

  • seriously guys why do you build such big stadiums if you have nobody in them?

    By Blogger Oli, at March 11, 2010 4:15 pm  

  • Yeah that wasn't obstruction at all for the first Ospreys try.

    And I kind of wish that someone would pop their shoulder when scoring to make people stop doing those stupid dives.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 11, 2010 4:48 pm  

  • Those dives are funny to watch, but can you imagine how embarrassing it would be to injure yourself doing it?

    Anybody know of any clips of anyone doing just?

    By Anonymous Phil, at March 11, 2010 4:54 pm  

  • Its the national stadium, gets used for tons of other things (concerts,internationals, rugby league etc) edinburgh only use it because the more suitable sized stadiums in the city are either owned by football teams who would never allow rugby being played on their turf, or are in such bad condition (meadowbank) that you wouldnt want to play there.

    In saying that though, that was an extremely low crowd for edinburgh due to the game being on a sunday and edinburghs recent lack of form. Hopefully that crowd number will just be a blip.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 11, 2010 5:10 pm  

  • Phil, there was a guy named Jearus Nicholas who used to play for Griquas in the Currie Cup. He became famous for HUGE dives (he was a tiny, quick wing), and scored heaps of tries at his best.

    He eventually ended up injuring his shoulder doing that, and I don't think his career was ever the same again.

    There was some story too that went along the lines of he proposed to his wife with the song 'I believe I can fly' being played in the background.

    By Anonymous Greiffel, at March 11, 2010 5:42 pm  

  • Great, great tries and what about that massive tackle a 4:52!

    By Anonymous Canadaflank, at March 11, 2010 6:28 pm  

  • The more i watch him the more i can't wait to see Mark Robertson in a dark blue jersey! With the tragic loss to rugby in general of Thom Evans, this guy may not be as quick (although i actually think he "looks" faster, while Thom's pace was often deceptive), but he's still a bullet compared to Lamont/Danielli, and what a sidestep!

    What this clip doesn't show (as good as it is, so thanks RD btw) is just how much Edinburgh dominated Ospreys and how many chances went a begging in the first half through poor handling. The second half was just night and day, although it was a pity to let them back into it at all (dreadful defence for the Jerry Collins try when i look at it again!)

    Still, all in all a great confidence boost to Edinburgh and Scottish rugby, hopefully showing a few new younger guys coming through in Robertson, Kelly etc, as well as how well Ben Cairns is playing atm. How Andy Robinson has left him out for the England match i don't know!

    By Anonymous Senlac88, at March 11, 2010 7:09 pm  

  • How big and quick is Visser :O

    By Blogger RedYeti, at March 11, 2010 7:58 pm  

  • the ospreys with a team like that should really be playing better.
    edinburgh are a fine team on the other hand, and deserve much better attendances.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 11, 2010 8:28 pm  

  • 'Great tries by Edinburgh! I didn't know scots could play like this...'

    .....i take it you missed the scotland wales match then...

    Phil, i think in the 2003 RWC final, an aussie hurt his guts when diving for a try....cant remember who it was....and it wasnt really a big dive, more like a normal sorta dive.....

    A guy in our club got tackled over the line and was holding the ball in front of him, and managed to land on it (whilst maintaining a good grip)....he ended up popping both shoulders.....not a pretty sight.....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 11, 2010 8:31 pm  

  • there's no one in these stadiums!!!! its nearly empty. I know theres a financial crisis but the unions (or whoever is in charge of attendance) needs to do something about these empty seats. They should realize what games (almost all of them apparently) won't sell out and give those tickets at a discount/free to schools, soldiers, local clubs, charities and churches.

    By Anonymous miguel, at March 11, 2010 9:14 pm  

  • Great try's from Tim Visser! I hope to see more of him soon.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 11, 2010 10:36 pm  

  • That actually would be nice to see, Miguel - giving the tickets at discount prices to those sorts of organizations...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 11, 2010 11:35 pm  

  • Gotta admire that visser guy, he looks promising to say the least.
    We (the ospreys) need to get rid of some dead rubber players though, like vaughton & tandy.
    Well done edinburgh.

    By Anonymous WelshOsprey, at March 12, 2010 1:21 am  

  • One question : were welsh international players playing for ospreys?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 12, 2010 4:00 am  

  • Nice to watch. Visser is 6'4" 109 kgs what a beast.

    And yeah when you dive keep the ball to the side, landing on it hurts like a bitch lol. I'm waiting for the day when someone actually loses the ball midair when going for the dive.

    By Anonymous Steak and 3 veg, at March 12, 2010 10:24 am  

  • I take it you havent seen leguizamons mess up for london irish?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 12, 2010 12:37 pm  

  • That's pretty much the reason that this match was a cakewalk for Edinburgh, the majority of the Ospreys welsh internationals weren't in the team.

    There is an argument that the union should do something to fill the stadium. But you need to bear in mind that its a national stadium and it's the middle of the 6 nations with both teams missing players due to international call up. Ok, it's never full but with the capacity it is you can understad why it looks empty.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 12, 2010 12:51 pm  

  • the tries by visser were good but i was even more impressed by that massive hit het put in the last minute of play and his subsequent steal of the ball. very impressive

    By Anonymous proud dutchman, at March 12, 2010 5:11 pm  

  • Ziel, ben je lekker de macho aan het uithangen? Goed gedaan jongen. Groeten je allerliefste oom en nichtje

    By Anonymous Claire en Willem, at March 12, 2010 7:29 pm  

  • Timbolanus wat ben je toch een kanjer wij zijn trots op je in Zeewolde!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 13, 2010 3:57 pm  

  • I'm flicking my bean to this.

    I tink that a translation for you.

    By Anonymous Claire en Willem, at March 14, 2010 12:07 am  

  • when's visser going to play for scotland??
    can anybody name a winger thats better then viseer that's scottish?

    i cant!!

    By Anonymous jaysus, at March 14, 2010 12:32 pm  

  • jay:

    he needs to play for scotland!!
    scotland sign visser up,our wingers are sh*t...
    get the dutchman in...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 14, 2010 12:34 pm  

  • If it ain't Dutch it ain't Much! Pitty he doesn't wanna play for the Dutch. He could bring a lot of his knowledge to the Dutch team and bring them to a higher level. If only we, the Dutch, were better at Rugby!

    By Anonymous Herbie, at March 15, 2010 1:55 pm  

  • Tim Visser absolute legend! he should play for holland. like his little brother!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 17, 2010 11:58 am  

  • wow, great tries... hope hilversum will sign him next year!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 17, 2010 1:33 pm  

  • shit try, great dive!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 17, 2010 1:35 pm  

  • what a timbo m laarsje that guy!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 21, 2010 5:50 pm  

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