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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 11

With just three rounds left to play, the positions at the top of the Super 14 table couldn’t be tighter. Going into round 12 there are still a possible nine teams that can make the semis. Today we’re taking a look at the best tries from the previous round, round 11.

There was plenty of quality on show once again, so instead of listing them all, we’ll keep this short and touch on what’s going to happen in the upcoming round.

The Bulls are back at home, as they were against the Lions, and they’ve received the boost of Bakkies Botha returning to action. They’ll play a crucial match against the Sharks this weekend, who will be hoping to upset their fellow 2007 finalists.

The second placed Stormers, who went down to the in form Reds, will host the Crusaders in Cape Town in what will be a massive match for both sides as it could determine who makes the semis, and where they will be played.

The Reds will take on the Brumbies in Canberra fresh from a good win over the Stormers. Will Chambers scored a well taken try from a great Quade Cooper crosskick in round 11, so they’ll take confidence from that win and look to move the ball, as they have all season.

That covers the top sides, but there’s also the hopefuls that still stand a chance, with the Waratahs taking on the Highlanders, the Hurricanes facing the Chiefs, the Blues against the Cheetahs, and the Lions hosting the Force.

But for now you can check out the best tries from the previous round with the always entertaining, Pick of the Week. Remember that you can view all the previous rounds by clicking on the sidebar banner for that archived section. Great music, great tries, and a few skimpy cheerleaders too. Can’t go wrong.

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42 Comments:

  • I love how the volume went way up at the end for that Force try.

    By Blogger Box, at April 29, 2010 12:49 pm  

  • You love that?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 29, 2010 12:56 pm  

  • some great tries in there !! :)
    cheers RD

    By Anonymous Luxi, at April 29, 2010 1:00 pm  

  • How did Carter see the forward pass at the end and the touchy missed it? Some ordinary refing in round 11.

    By Anonymous Blueforce, at April 29, 2010 1:08 pm  

  • Not enough South African tries, share them out evenly.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 29, 2010 2:25 pm  

  • Tell the south African teams to be more entertaining and they will make the highlights. Saying that I love Van Der Heever and expect big things from him.

    @Blueforce. Totally agree, some poor calling.

    By Anonymous THY D, at April 29, 2010 2:37 pm  

  • I think the officials were so far behind the run of play they just looked at the passers body on the ground which was in line with the ball when picked up but not where the pass was actually made?

    By Anonymous Bradders, at April 29, 2010 2:42 pm  

  • apparently Bryan Habana did an impressive takle on Genia, any chance of showing that RD?

    By Blogger Craig, at April 29, 2010 3:03 pm  

  • @ Anonymous troll, it's the best tries of the weekend, not the tries that YOU personally want to see!

    Mjekevu's was class was the lions. And the highlanders try was excellent. Good vids these. Thx

    @ Craig - ya it was a try saver over the line. Very good

    By Anonymous Benson, at April 29, 2010 3:23 pm  

  • Stephen Donald, plonker of the week.

    Hated that brumbies win. I mean, they kept trying through the whole match, but they were going nowhere, just had the luck someone made a mistake. Well, thats rugby.

    Loved Mjekevu's try. Allways expected so much more of him.

    Stormers vs Crusaders is going to be a real cracker of a game!!!

    By Blogger Xavier, at April 29, 2010 3:52 pm  

  • great stuff, but why is Kimbo Slice Playing for the Blues?

    By Anonymous goodNumber10, at April 29, 2010 5:49 pm  

  • Is it EVAAA

    By Blogger Alexander, at April 29, 2010 6:26 pm  

  • wow that was great to watch. and the rugby tries were good to ;)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 29, 2010 8:07 pm  

  • What's with all the forward passes.

    By Anonymous dipbelt, at April 29, 2010 11:48 pm  

  • They aren't forward, they're flat.
    Learn the laws relating to forward passes.
    Or just shut up and apreciate good tries.

    By Anonymous Tom, at April 30, 2010 1:13 am  

  • To THY D, The Bulls and Stormers play the most exciting rugby in the Super 14. The Bulls are one of if not the top try scorers in the competition and regularly put on 50+ points past teams. I'm from Auckland and both teams get my respect, open your eyes bro.

    And yeah Bryan Habana's try saver on Genia was just what Habana does. He always makes those tackles and it was a crucial one because it gave his team a bonus point to keep them in the top 2.

    By Anonymous Epi Tione, at April 30, 2010 2:25 am  

  • i think the Reds play better rugby than the SA sides atm.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 30, 2010 3:15 am  

  • I agree Benson, Anon Troll; if South Africa couldn't score anything decent why would we want to watch it? I'd rather not watch Grant and Steyn kick penalties!

    Last pass for the force was a mile forward, bad reffing.

    Last comment... Good one numbnuts; The blues play better rugby than South African teams too... But you guys just kick, kick, kick!

    By Anonymous The Truth, at April 30, 2010 4:25 am  

  • Yeah Reds for sure, the bulls are good but they still kick for territory a bit while the reds believe in holding onto possesion at all costs. Reds Bulls final would be EPIC!

    By Anonymous Al, at April 30, 2010 4:27 am  

  • The Lions seemed to improve on their defense this last round; they still missed tackles, but they held the Bulls off from a try for quite a while - with the form they've been showing, you would've expected the Bulls to be up by 14+ points by 25min. into the match, but it wasn't.

    ...anyways, it's an improvement.

    By Anonymous cohete, at April 30, 2010 7:33 am  

  • Xavier, how could you expect "so much more" out of Mjekevu? he's 19 and just started this year.

    By Anonymous rocky, at April 30, 2010 7:42 am  

  • ^ agreed. That was an odd comment. Maybe he was thinking of Chavhanga

    By Anonymous Scotsdale, at April 30, 2010 9:54 am  

  • those two crossfield kicks were nice, gonna try that tomorrow :)

    By Blogger sebastian, at April 30, 2010 12:24 pm  

  • who is crusaders n.10 ??? he is quite good actually

    By Anonymous Fl, at April 30, 2010 12:51 pm  

  • Is it me or are many of the passes forward?

    By Blogger Stephen, at April 30, 2010 1:23 pm  

  • All those idiots slating the SA sides, who's the top two teams on the log at the mo? SA rugby is and always will be the best,hardest adn strongest. Watch out for the Boks again this season and come 2011 - and before anyone says anything I am definately not a SA fan - however come on give credit where it is due - they are miles ahead of the rest ... even though it pains me to say it....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 30, 2010 1:43 pm  

  • ^ I agree - the boks are strong even when the SA teams didn't use to do as well in the super12 etc - so im worried about how good this bok side is going to be when they combine the stormers and bulls - they will be deadly... and they are always good during world cup years - they are never the favourites and always see to get their hands on the cup no matter what. However as it is in NZ, I'm hoping we will do it this time!! Hope it is a bok v black final like in 95, that was amazing!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 30, 2010 1:46 pm  

  • Anonymous said: SA rugby is and always will be the best,hardest adn strongest.

    – except of course for all those times that they aren't. Like every team they have their good periods (like now) and then they slip for a while, and SA have had their low spots over the years. And you say you're not a SA fan but you believe they are always the better side even when they lose .. that sounds just like a typical SA fan to me.

    By Anonymous paulo, at April 30, 2010 4:11 pm  

  • the force hooker got some legs!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 30, 2010 5:08 pm  

  • That Colin Bourke try was more of a forward movement than the Adam Ashley Cooper try that was disallowed a few weeks ago, and I still don't think Bourke's try was illegal...

    By Blogger Chaosphere, at April 30, 2010 5:44 pm  

  • Love this site, but hate the assholes like paulo who ruin it...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 30, 2010 9:24 pm  

  • Wonder if all the SA haters just watched the stormers crusaders match....hmmmmm - let the rugby do the talking....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 30, 2010 9:26 pm  

  • love the volume trick at the end! Ha! Damn im from SA but how BORING are our commentators? Can't even compare them to the ozzies!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 30, 2010 10:12 pm  

  • " i think the Reds play better rugby than the SA sides atm "

    is that why the bulls are the top try scoring team in the competition and the stormers are the best defensive team? Also, look whose coming 1st and 2nd on the log.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 30, 2010 10:26 pm  

  • Stormers hid the Crusaders in South Africa, in font of 48000 pepole. End of story.

    By Anonymous Joost, at April 30, 2010 10:55 pm  

  • Jaque Fourie's try, amazing (This week against Crusaders)

    Best centre in the world.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 01, 2010 8:03 am  

  • I am not a super14 fan but I must admit that this week pick is absolutely genious. Amazing tries with great speed, great execution, great handling and great inspiration. That was some fantastic rugby. So, here comes again the big question, are super14 defenses as good as attacks? On the other hand, attacks are just magic. I think that south hemispheres fans should not be anxious about seeing players from their sides coming to play in Europe because with their current players in Super14 rugby, they just continue to magnificate our beloved sport.

    By Blogger Raggaduck, at May 01, 2010 9:19 am  

  • I am not a super14 fan but I must admit that this week pick is absolutely genious. Amazing tries with great speed, great execution, great handling and great inspiration. That was some fantastic rugby. So, here comes again the big question, are super14 defenses as good as attacks? On the other hand, attacks are just magic. I think that south hemispheres fans should not be anxious about seeing players from their sides coming to play in Europe because with their current players in Super14 rugby, they just continue to magnificate our sport.

    By Blogger Raggaduck, at May 01, 2010 9:19 am  

  • When wales, scotland, england and ireland etc put 50+ passed the abs sa and oz - then i will start worrying about our defense - at the moment that just isnt happening so nothing wrong there!!! END OF STORY!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 01, 2010 12:55 pm  

  • If you'd like to debate in a mature manner, then please at least use a name when commenting. On top of that, if you can't follow the simple guidelines, please don't comment at all.

    Please don't make Rugbydump a haven of negativity. Comments will now be moderated and removed if need be.
    Thanks all.

    By Blogger RD, at May 01, 2010 3:47 pm  

  • Anonymous said...
    Love this site, but hate the assholes like paulo who ruin it...

    - touchy! .. all I said was that SA are not always the best side, they do get beaten by other sides. Are you saying they never get beaten?
    I also said they were strong right now. Are you saying they aren't?
    If not then where do we disagree here, and how is a bit of reality ruining this great site?
    You gotta wonder about some people on here.

    By Anonymous paulo, at May 01, 2010 4:44 pm  

  • Raggaduck, our defences down south are the best in the world, just like our attack.
    It's because we have the best competition, the best coaches, the best development pathways and training regimes and so we produce the best players.
    Defensivley and offensivley.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 02, 2010 6:02 am  

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