Poll: Try of the Year 2010

We’ve put together a shortlist of great tries we’ve seen this year, and we hope you enjoy killing some time at work before Christmas as you watch them all.

Let us know which is your favourite and we’ll be able to crown The Rugby Blog’s try of the year.

Rhys Priestland for Scarlets against Perpignan:

Israel Dagg for New Zealand against South Africa

Hosea Gear for New Zealand Maori against England for NZ Maori

Shane Williams for Ospreys against London Irish

Takudza Ngwenya for Biarritz against the Ospreys

Chris Ashton for England against Australia

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7 thoughts on “Poll: Try of the Year 2010

  1. Some absolute belters in there, enjoyed watching those again. I reckon Andrew Trimble’s try for Ulster vs Bath in Jan this year, in last season’s Heineken Cup, deserves a look-in too.

  2. If it was being sobotaged by welsh people i would have thought shane williams would have been higher than he is.

    Rhys priestlands try was sublime. Sky at the time said it was odds on to be try of the season. Me thinks someone is paranoid about welsh people.

    Appreciate a great try when you see it. No doubt there will be more to come from the mighty scarlets.

    the Stephen Jones try from the same game is unlucky not to be up there too.

  3. I voted for Priestland’s try before the link was put on the Scarlets fan site. I think it’s a deserving winner of this poll, and it’s unlikely to be caught!

  4. Would definitely take Ashton’s try over Priestland’s. While I agree the Scarlets’ try is a highly attractive, well-executed move, they attack from a strong position, having secured the turnover, and quick ball, around midfield. England, however, attacked from their own goal line in an international, which seems to foster more conservative play, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere. Instead of immediately slowing the game down and clearing their lines, returning possession to Aus, as we would see in most matches, the England players successfully recognized the attacking potential of the situation, and manipulated the defense accordingly. The ability to play heads-up rugby, and turn an almost certain points-against situation into points-for, is what makes Ashton’s a much better try.

  5. As an unbiased rugby supporter , Rhys try was and still is the best ive seen in a long whilke …well worth the winners prize

  6. Whilst I would admit that the best technical and team try would have to go to Rhys Priestland, for sheer drama it has to be Chris Ashton’s try. England were under extreme pressure in a must-win game, and for a team much-maligned for its obsession with kicking, they must be given enormous credit for their willingless to run the ball from their own try line. It is a try that will be replayed thousands of time to English rugby fans.

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