Our Top Moments from the Weekend – Tries Galore
The Rugby World Cup has lost its first major team as England bowed out of their own tournament. The Group Of Death proved too much for England as a stunning performance from the Wallabies stopped England’s chances of a quarter final. RWC 2015 has been a competition of many surprises but now we know Australia and Wales will be going through to the Quarter Finals. We just don’t know in what order.
We are liekly to have a Northern v Southern hemisphere Battle Royale in the Quarter Finals
If things go the way the bookies plan, not that they have this RWC, we are likely to have a Northern v Southern hemisphere Battle Royale in the Quarter Finals with Wales v South Africa, Scotland v Australia, Ireland v Argentina and France v New Zealand…
But now we are getting ahead of ourselves, this week in our Top 3: Tries Galore. Some of the best tries of the tournament happened this weekend and below we picked 3 of our favourites.
Yamada in the Corner
Japan showed that their result against South Africa was no mere flash in the pan. After a full 11 days rest, the Cherry Blossoms schooled an ill disciplined Samoa side. While many spectators were disappointed they didn’t go for touch more often, the Try from Yamada below was spectacular.
Scotland Find Space
It was a suffocating game for the Scots in Newcastle as they were bullied on the pitch by a ferocious South African side. But when Duncan Weir made a well timed interception and foudn some space, the Scots ran in for a team try that looked like it could have been fumbled at any moment, which made the finishing flourish by Seymour all the sweeter.
Crushing Dreams with Style
Every England coach, player and fan was prepared to admit they were simply outclassed by the Wallabies on Saturday night. It didn’t make it easier to watch as an England fan but as a rugby fan it was spectacular and for an Aussie fan it was pure gold (and green). Australia put in one of the best performances of the tournament so far and this team Try sums it all up.
The Final Round(ish) Awaits
The final group matches will take place next weekend, we can’t wait to see more world class rugby. What were your favourite moments from the weekend? Let us know over @rugby_store on Twitter.