With The Rugby Final Looming Let's Take A Look Back At Some Of The Most Unbelievable Tries This Year
These guys make it look way too easy...
With the Rugby World Cup Final only days away, the IRPA (International Rugby Players’ Association) have released their six nominations for the annual rugby world’s ‘Try of the Year’ award.
Selected by a panel of former players including Shane Horgan, Christian Cullen, Serge Betsen and Stefan Terblanche, the winner will be announced at the World Rugby Awards in London on November 1st.
All Blacks wing Julian Savea makes the cut with two of the six nominations (both from New Zealand’s demolition of France in the World Cup Quarter Final), while shockingly, there are no tries from fellow World Cup finalists Australia. Not even Bernard Foley’s spectacular effort against England in the World Cup pool stage....what a joke!
Three tries in total were selected from the World Cup, the others coming from the Six Nations, the Pacific Nations Cup and a World Cup warm-up fixture between Wales and Ireland.
To whet your appetite for the big game on Saturday, check out the seven nominees below. Kick-off is at 8pm Dubai time so you might want to book a table now...places will be packed!
Julian Savea – New Zealand v. France, Rugby World Cup
Savea’s first (1:12m) and second (1:45m) tries against France in the World Cup Quarter Finals are both nominated for the end of year award. Our pick has to be his second, a superb individual effort.
Ayumu Goromaru – Japan v. South Africa, Rugby World Cup
Goromaru’s fantastic try (2:30m) brought Japan right back into contention against South Africa with just over 10 minutes to go and set them up for the phenomenal finale.
Justin Tipuric – Wales v. Ireland, World Cup Warm-Up Fixture
Fetu’u Vainikolo – Tonga v. USA, Pacific Nations Cup
Vincent Debaty – France v. England, Six Nations
Debaty pours salt in the wound against England in this year’s Six Nations (4:02).
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