And as rugby’s collective gaze turns towards RWC 2021, we decided to take a look back at some of the best tries to be scored at the women’s editions of Rugby World Cup. Tuisova from 10 metres out causes complete chaos. What a special finish by a special player in Perenara. Erratic, flowing, and undeniably brilliant – does a try get any more French than this from Serge Blanco? George Bridge (New Zealand) vs South Africa.
At the time, the All Blacks were struggling, brains and hands scrambled by the brutal blitz defence of the Springboks, desperately trying to force the ball wide but failing to do so, error after error as they let South Africa assert their ascendancy. Italy v England, Six Nations 2020: What time is kick-off , what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? There is of course a deeper significance to this score: two black South Africans combining to win the Rugby World Cup for their country.
Dupont draws Liam Williams, feeding Charles Ollivon with an easy run to the line. Magic. This was more of a team effort, ignited by Elton Jantjies' cross-field chip from inside his own 22 towards Warrick Gelant. A piece of brilliance to help Uruguay to a shock victory over Fiji. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. This time Damian Traille off-loaded (perhaps controversially) to Frederick Michalak who himself pivoted nicely to off-load to Yannick Jauzion. Unstoppable: Lomu's try in 1995 makes our list of the greatest ever tries in the tournament (Getty Images). Is there another try that sums up South Africa's brutally destructive gameplan as well as this one? Fortunately, with around 1,400 days to go until the next Rugby World Cup gets underway in France in 2023, we have a short-term solution to ease your suffering, as we count down the top 25 tries from Japan 2019. An aerial win gives New Zealand broken field ball, with South Africa's wide defence for once unstructured and indecisive. Starting well within his own half, Reinach finds that outside break past Canada's Conor Trainor, before chipping wing Jeff Hassler, with the ball bouncing up perfectly to score. His offload to wing George Bridge from the floor is ridiculous, defying the laws of physics to produce a blind spin pass from his weaker hand WHILST ON THE FLOOR to hit Bridge in stride. Perenara intriguingly does not dive for the finish, dancing along the touchline before reaching out to score despite the attention of two tacklers. But he probably never made that mistake again as Williams took it past a couple of England players, before off-loading to Gareth Cooper who passed to Gareth Thomas and there was Williams again to juggle and then off-load superbly to Stephen Jones. A ridiculous offload. Not a typo - Reinach ended up scoring two excellent tries for the Springboks. Yannick Jauzion, France vs New Zealand, Quarter-Finals, 2007. Karne Hesketh, Japan vs South Africa, Group Stages, 2015. Of course Lamaison was pivotal to the French sides 43-31 victory in the end thanks to this try and accuracy with the boot. Lovely stuff. Genuine concern that Virimi Vakatawa, the France centre, might have broken Pablo Matera's ankles here with that step. The chip over the top bounces perfectly for Am, who then delivers one of the most casual passes you will ever see back to Mapimpi. Footwork to make you swoon. A stunner. Right from the restart, Fiji cut Georgia to pieces, with typically irreverent flair and devastating ability in open space. You will see France at their sublime best later. Leicester Tigers agree inaugural naming rights deal for Welford Road, Inside Line: Risk, reward and Finn Russell - why fly-half's death-or-glory performance deserves praise, Ellis Genge describes rugby's current contracts system as 'so outdated'. Arguably the match that began the terrific rivalry between France and New Zealand, the first try the French scored was by Christoph Lamaison who dotted down after a sublime run by Christophe Dominici. It's pure joué in a high-pressure knockout match. From individual pieces of magic, to a collective team effort, we have taken a look at ten of our favourites.
Ryoto Nakamura's miss-pass to Timothy Lafaele is a stunner. Your withdrawal symptoms should already be kicking in. The try hasn’t even peaked yet. George Bridge's try to set New Zealand on their way to victory over South Africa is included, but who else makes the cut?
The try that killed off England's hopes was one for the ages, and South Africa's first in a Rugby World Cup final. Slade picks off Pocock's pass, makes 30 metres with Samu Kerevi in pursuit, before smartly opting to grubber - with his wrong foot - producing a kick that sits up perfectly for a May haring into space. After Marx forces the turnover with his tackle on Henry Slade, Lukanyo Am and Du Toit combine to put Kolbe into space. Fireworks. Timothy Lafaele did well to stay on his feet, spinning out of the tackle of Chris Harris before feeding Inagaki. As you would expect from the nine previous editions of the Rugby World Cup, some of the greatest tries to ever be scored have taken place during the tournament. What happens next is unreal, with Arata stepping Josh Matavesi before fending off Semi Radradra and Vereniki Goneva to score under the posts.
Not solely because of this try, although it illustrates his talent perfectly, but because of what he also achieved as the star player in a mega-talented Toulouse backline as they won a 20th Top 14 title. Shane Williams was an unknown entity going into the Rugby World Cup so Mike Tindall probably didn’t think anything of it when he booted the ball down his throat during the quarter-finals in 2003. This set the tone for a special game in Oita, with Tuisova's fellow wing Semi Radradra winning man of the match. England v Georgia, Autumn Nations Cup 2020: What date is the opening game, what time does it start and what TV channel is it on? A rare highlight in a grim semi-final. An instant favourite of this World Cup. Read our community guidelines in full, The latest offers and discount codes from popular brands on Telegraph Voucher Codes, Japan wing Kenki Fukuoka features on our list - twice, Get a Telegraph Sport subscription for £1 per week. Featuring historic matches, engrossing finals and star players these are the scores that have got fans off of their seats since the tournament’s inception in 1991. Richie Mo'unga spots Makazole Mapimpi too far infield, and jabs a little cross kick to give Sevu Reece the ball. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. The next moment is quality, bouncing off Filipo Nakosi before flicking an offload inside to Cat for a superb team score. T he try that killed off England's hopes was one for the ages, and South Africa's first in a Rugby World Cup final. A cracking score, perhaps hinting at what is to come under Fabien Galthie. The five best tries of the Rugby World Cup so far, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. Wales are ripped open, and it is no surprise to see Antoine Dupont, that master of the support line, in hot pursuit. This was one of their ridiculous moments. Aaron Smith spots space to the left, Beauden Barrett is perceptive to the huffing and puffing inside defence and finds a gap, and George Bridge takes the offload to cross for the try. Lost in the wash after Australia's exit and Michael Cheika's resignation was the fact that Koroibete had an outstanding World Cup for the Wallabies, establishing himself as their main back-three threat. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Dear reader, a confession: I have a clear weakness for absurd offloads. We know not what is to come at this World Cup, but in time this try may be looked back on as the one that set New Zealand on their way to a third consecutive World Cup victory. It proved to be the pivotal try and New Zealand had to wait another four years for World Cup glory. It begins with a Fiji aerial mix-up, but the ball is hardly clean for Uruguay as they win it back.
Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Takudzwa Ngwenya, USA vs South Africa, Group Stages, 2007. Ardie Savea provides excellent support and with typically powerful leg drive moves inside the 22. On to him comes Jale Vatubua... And then like a master matador Mieres whips the red cape away from the charging bull, riding the horns to pass to Juan Manuel Cat, who lasers a pass to Rodrigo Silva. And then Weber gives them the ol’ razzle-dazzle with a ludicrous round-the-back offload, nary a glance to check for the presence of that man Perenara. German Kessler - the hooker with outstanding mullet-and-moustache combination - acts quickly to pounce on a loose ball, flicking an offload up to Arata. Right from the restart, Fiji cut Georgia … France's two Fijian-born flyers ripped Tonga open, after the Pacific Island side's lineout went awry. Joe Rococoko, New Zealand vs South Africa, Quarter-Finals, 2003, Admittedly Joe Rococoko had little to do when he got the ball but any try that is set up by a through the legs pass deserves recognition…, Stephen Jones, Wales vs England, Quarter-Finals, 2003. Find out more, The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. Felipe Berchesi is running towards his own line when he ships the ball on, giving Gaston Mieres backfoot ball against a rapidly approaching Fijian defence. The faithful at Franklin's Gardens are used to this high level of audacity from their scrum-half, and this was one of the best solo efforts of the entire tournament. Owain Jones looks at eight of the biggest…, Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2019 Rugby World…, Kosuke Endo, Japan vs Wales, Group Stages, 2007. (the try starts on the video below at 52 seconds), >> Try 3 issues of Rugby World magazine for just £5 in our Autumn Subscription Trial. Stick it in the Louvre and make it a compulsory part of the national curriculum – tries do not come any better. In this piece we take a look at ten of the greatest tries ever to be scored during the Rugby World Cup. Mission accomplished!