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Friday, October 15, 2010

The Best tries of the Heineken Cup - Round 1

We're in for another busy weekend of rugby as the second round of the Heineken Cup takes place in Europe, the ITM Cup in New Zealand, and the Currie Cup semi finals are in South Africa. Before getting into that, here's the best tries from Round 1 in Europe last weekend.

The opening weekend of the Heineken Cup was littered with incident as no less than four players were cited for dirty play. They've been suspended, some more leniently then others, but lets hope that this weekend produces the same kinda of intensity, but a cleaner round.

There were however some fantastic tries scored and some great rugby played, particularly in the Scarlets vs Perpignan game where Rhys Priestland, Julien Candelon, and Stephen Jones all crossed for top quality tries. Also keep an eye out for Ruan Pienaar's flick to Andrew Trimble for Ulster.

The wrap-around move that Leinster pulled off against Racing Metro was also really slick, as was the flick pass from Olly Barkley that led to a try for Michael Claasons against Biarritz. For Ospreys, Shane Williams finished as only he knows how, and later Paul Sackey crossed for the winning try for Toulon after Jonny Wilkinson showed his class.

Other stand outs would be the neat kick through by Ronan O'Gara for Munster following a great run by David Wallace, and then in Treviso's home game against Leicester, their young center Tommaso Benvenuti scored two tries and a drop goal, but it wasn't enough as Alesana Tuilagi scored the winning try for the visiting Tigers.

This video is a pick of the best tries from the weekend. Not all tries are included, as the video would be too long, so these are simply the most memorable and enjoyable of the round. Enjoy.

Time: 05:57
Music: Uniform by Bloc Party



  • First

    By Anonymous dezzy, at October 15, 2010 7:51 pm  

  • Scarlets.. simply put rugby at its best!

    By Anonymous creggs08, at October 15, 2010 7:58 pm  

  • Awesome tries!

    Rugby at its best!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 15, 2010 7:59 pm  

  • That Jonny Wilkinson pass: amazing.

    By Blogger Vincent, at October 15, 2010 8:02 pm  

  • Enough said... rugby at its best.

    Is it me or every frikin' rugby match this season has given us great tries? The standadrd of play everywhere es great. Looking forward to NZ 2011!

    By Anonymous Juggernauter, at October 15, 2010 8:14 pm  

  • Amazing skill display! And to be honest I have to say that apart from a great Clermont side and a lucky recovery from Perpignan, most of it has been produced by the Welsh and Irish sides. Nice Saracens play too.

    By Anonymous julien, at October 15, 2010 10:33 pm  

  • Horrible defence!
    Nah just joking ;) all great tries.
    I particularly enjoyed the first try which was a perfectly executed set move (which would have been practiced a lot).
    I also enjoyed the last try for almost the exact opposite reason, where everyone seemed to run on instinct with lots of great off loads to players in space.
    Keep the highlights coming RD

    By Anonymous Craig, at October 15, 2010 10:43 pm  

  • All of em were amazing but Perpignan's try started with a penalty (at the turnover) me thinks...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 15, 2010 11:01 pm  

  • BOD may have lost half a step, but he is making up for it with his deft handling, that try does not happen without him on the pitch.

    LEICESTER VS TREVISO highlights please

    Looks like it was a cracker

    By Anonymous Canadian Content, at October 15, 2010 11:52 pm  

  • sorry but most of the SH trys iv seen in recent weeks have been mainly because of weak tackling (but there was some pieces of brilliant rugby)but in that piece of NH rugby its all been clever hands and quality rugby
    things looking up for NH rugby?

    By Anonymous geordie, at October 16, 2010 12:00 am  

  • NH rugby looking good!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 16, 2010 12:55 am  

  • shane williams has scored another scorcher tonight vs london irish, wow

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 16, 2010 1:44 am  

  • Poor defense!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 16, 2010 2:21 am  

  • More agreement here:
    agree on BOD moving from feet to hands and on the glory of and indeed contrasts between first and last, and also on the wilko hands.
    Hmmmm......must find something to argue about......
    Nope. Wilkos hands were esp noteworthy as it was into the last 4 mins and they were down.

    Seein Conti in Munster tomorrow. Priceless.

    By Anonymous mise, at October 16, 2010 2:21 am  

  • geordie said...
    sorry but most of the SH trys iv seen in recent weeks have been mainly because of weak tackling

    rubbish. you could say the same about some of the tries here but the truth is that great running and passing works the same in NH or SH as this impressive selection proves.

    By Anonymous mooloo, at October 16, 2010 3:09 am  

  • RD - thought you were going to post the highlights of last weekends currie cup games? Been waiting for it all week...


    By Anonymous Jot, at October 16, 2010 9:21 am  

  • i've just noticed that Spain Italy and Romania all have teams in the Amlin cup. i think thats great for weaker nations of rugby. Romania and Spain only have one team each but who knows in the oncoming years ya might just see these teams winning a few European trophies ;)

    By Anonymous creggs08, at October 16, 2010 11:00 am  

  • Great tries!

    By Anonymous Flinto, at October 16, 2010 12:37 pm  

  • Crazy try by the Scarlets!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 16, 2010 12:38 pm  

  • anybody knows how many spectators were at the treviso - leicster match?

    nice to see an italian team having a full stadium!

    p.s scurm halfs pass a 2:35 is just amazing!

    By Anonymous digga5, at October 16, 2010 12:42 pm  

  • really good tries

    By Anonymous rosh, at October 16, 2010 2:50 pm  

  • 22nd YESSSS! Eat that 23rd. BOD to 12 for world cup, with strike runners outside him. Complete playmaker now, and defence is up to it. Ospreys to win HC this year IMHO.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 16, 2010 6:22 pm  

  • some real quality here :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 16, 2010 6:31 pm  

  • probably the best collection of tries I've seen in a long time. Anyone who ever posts from the southern hemisphere saying noprthern hemisphere rugby is a poorer standard should be forced to watch these clips

    By Anonymous David, at October 17, 2010 5:44 pm  

  • Good tries.
    NH isn't rubbish, the south is just ahead of them.
    There's not heaps in it, but currently the S14 is still the toughest comp in the world.
    The HC is definatly the next best though.

    By Anonymous Jono, at October 18, 2010 4:09 am  

  • that last try was superb. Love the HC!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 18, 2010 7:59 am  

  • Definetly the 3 tries from USAP-scarlets game are the best!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 18, 2010 12:50 pm  

  • Ruan Pienaar's flick over his shoulder to Trimble was pure class.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2010 2:21 pm  

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