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Monday, November 01, 2010

Clermont score sensational team try after the hooter

As we get into the round up of the best of the weekend, highlights or clips from the bigest matches will be featured soon, but for now here is a short clip of a fantastic try that was scored by Clermont in the Top 14 as they produced an impressive 27-3 bonus point win over Stade Francais.

The reigning champs had lost their last two games so were in a need of a big one, and they delivered by scoring three tries in the second half, including this one in the 82nd minute that went through the hands of virtually their entire team.

Their first try came while Stade captain Sergio Parisse was in the bin for a dangerous tackle, and upon his return, they scored their second. Vincent Debaty then stayed in support to get on the end of a flowing movement after the hooter.

The bonus win at the Stade Marcel Michelin means that Clermont have bounced back nicely after their defeats and now move up three places, to 5th on the table.

It was an action packed weekend of rugby so while there’s a few obvious clips that will be posted soon, if there’s anything else you spotted that you think should be featured here on RD please get in touch via the contact page or post a request on the forum.

Time: 03:01
Note: Thanks to Layathollah



  • first! good effort!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2010 11:07 am  

  • Almost first, damn it

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2010 11:16 am  

  • I hope that it's now the launch of their season!!

    By Blogger sylvain, at November 01, 2010 11:44 am  

  • It's great to see a French team try to throw the ball around and offload like a Scottish team... :)

    By Anonymous Mike, at November 01, 2010 11:57 am  

  • Wow magic. Great running rugby!

    By Anonymous dezzy, at November 01, 2010 12:01 pm  

  • Mike said...
    It's great to see a French team try to throw the ball around and offload like a Scottish team... :)

    Yep I have to agree on this one....unfortunatelly. Just a pity Scottish team hardly win any games ;-)

    Top 14 is finally raising up its level with Toulouse and Clermont (hope this is not a one off) and Biarritz. Joining the positive rugby started suceesfully by Montpellier and unsuccessfully by La Rochelle.

    Sounds like the first Hcup games brought some teams one level up.

    Hope this will continue...so we can see games as the 2010 Semi-Final Toulon/Clermont.

    As for the try: superbe !!!

    By Anonymous Flipje, at November 01, 2010 12:32 pm  

  • Good patience in the build up!

    By Blogger Alexander, at November 01, 2010 12:45 pm  

  • that missed tackle by bastareaud on Canale is exactly the reason why he wasn't selected to play for France.
    I'm a Paris fan but he should seriously lose some weight and gain some speed. He's terrific ball in hand but useless in defense!
    Bouge toi le cul basta!

    By Blogger Oli, at November 01, 2010 1:37 pm  

  • Sorry, but what has Scotland got to do with the skill on display between two top french club sides?

    Allez les bleus

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2010 2:21 pm  

  • If McCaw was playing in this game he'd be cheating and niggling and getting away with it. In fact I think I saw him in one of those rucks just niggling away at somebody. C'est une disgràce!

    By Anonymous Nigel, at November 01, 2010 2:29 pm  

  • Nigel, you're not funny. Give it a rest :)

    Lovely try. I love that it's a prop on the end of it!

    By Anonymous FrankyH, at November 01, 2010 2:37 pm  

  • talk about adding insult to injury...

    By Blogger Tom, at November 01, 2010 3:00 pm  

  • This comment has been removed by the author.

    By Blogger Tom, at November 01, 2010 3:00 pm  

  • Sorry, but what has Scotland got to do with the skill on display between two top french club sides?

    In the English speaking world, this is known as a 'joke'. We use coded signs to show that we are joking, like this one...


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2010 3:26 pm  

  • The Hooker and the prop are both at the beginning and at the conclusion ! Team tries are always the best for me.

    By Blogger bicool, at November 01, 2010 3:39 pm  

  • That offload O_O

    Also, the oflloading from everybody was brilliant. Not to mention the confidence to take the tackle and go to ground. This is some of the most composed rugby i've seen all season.

    Audacious and a delight to watch.

    By Blogger brian, at November 01, 2010 3:53 pm  

  • Such a pity to see Matthieu 'Hungry Hungry' Bastareaud miss with his patented 'lazy-boy' swipe tackle.

    By Anonymous BA Baracus, at November 01, 2010 5:06 pm  

  • Fantastic team try, hope Italy can use canale and that young Treviso centre Tommaso Benvenuti to full effect. They need some killer instinct in the backs!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2010 5:16 pm  

  • I saw it in live, was just amazing, just hear the crowd and the sound they make, extraordinary ambiance, and the try is just a beauty.

    By Anonymous Tikoala, at November 01, 2010 5:50 pm  

  • French rugby at its best, starting at your own tryline, wow...

    By Anonymous dutchrugbyplayer, at November 01, 2010 5:55 pm  

  • possibly one of the greatest tries ever scored?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2010 7:11 pm  

  • With respect, yes it was a brilliant try but come on, were Stade really defending at their best?? It's not as if Stade were in the lead and fighting for the win. Already down by 20 with time up, they just wanted to get off the park.

    I say that not to take away from a wonderful try, but just cause I don't think it should be considered a 'best try ever' because of those circumstances.

    By Anonymous Laz, at November 01, 2010 7:36 pm  

  • Wonderful try and amazing team spirit!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2010 8:04 pm  

  • gret to see the commentrators get so excited even though I don't understand a word their enthusiasm is contagious. Think only french & welsh language commentators of what I've seen get this worked up. Be great to see more 'foreign' language commentary in future-better than that worse than useless guy on eurosport anyway.Bloody great try but shocking effort by stade.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 01, 2010 8:11 pm  

  • FrankyH said...
    Nigel, you're not funny. Give it a rest :)

    Thanks for the smiley Franky but I'm not sure that I've got my point across yet and I'm studying the Currie Cup highlights really closely. I can see some cheating and niggling and I'm not sure who it is, but I've got my suspicions.

    By Anonymous Nigel, at November 02, 2010 12:36 am  

  • Nigel you appear to be a kiwi who can;t handle losing.
    Mccaw does niggle (a nice way of saying he makes a prick of himself).
    It;'s part of his game, an important part for a no7. He gets under toher player's skin.
    But you have to get precious about it.

    By Anonymous Tom, at November 02, 2010 4:55 am  

  • Well done Nigel, you've confused them now. It's not Nigel that's getting precious it's all those boring twerps that can't make any comment on a NZ test without ranting against McCaw. I reckon Nigel's making fun of them. Good on him. And his Hong Kong post is a hoot.

    By Anonymous mooloo, at November 02, 2010 9:33 am  

  • 14 players touched the ball on this one!!!

    By Blogger Tom, at November 02, 2010 11:39 am  

  • And it's Vincent Debaty from Belgium who place the try !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 02, 2010 1:51 pm  

  • pretty spectacular team effort and determination considering they could have just booted it out and have the game done with. also nice to see the Stade coach (i'm assuming it was him) at the end of the video almost nodding in recognition of a quite brilliant try.
    good to see that he can still recognise and appreciate good rugby after his team has been comprehensively beaten.

    By Blogger jono, at November 02, 2010 11:07 pm  

  • Best league in the world imo. Would love to go see a game one day.

    By Anonymous Geraint, at November 03, 2010 7:59 pm  

  • what a try! one of the best of all time! they meant it from go!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 05, 2010 12:46 am  

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