Aviva Premiership Try of the Year

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Aviva Premiership Try of the Year

Post by LondonTiger on Thu May 12, 2016 1:10 pm

The Citizen Try of the Season shortlist is:

Peter Betham, Leicester Tigers (v Gloucester Rugby in Round 19)
Ross Chisholm, Harlequins (v Gloucester Rugby in Round 7)
Sam James, Sale Sharks (v Northampton Saints in Round 3)
George Pisi, Northampton Saints (v Gloucester Rugby in Round 22)
Harry Thacker, Leicester Tigers (v Northampton Saints in Round 20)
Cooper Vuna, Worcester Warriors (v Saracens in Round 22)

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Re: Aviva Premiership Try of the Year

Post by LondonTiger on Thu May 12, 2016 1:11 pm

I like team tries for these awards (which for me rules out Thacker's) and tries that actually mean something (which rules out Vuna's).

Chisholm's was excellent, and biased though I am the handling in Betham's superb.

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Re: Aviva Premiership Try of the Year

Post by HongKongCherry on Thu May 12, 2016 2:13 pm

I'm going to take from this that Glaws are actually an amazing team, however a plethora of wonder tries has seen us finish 8th... Erm

Cooper Vuna's is the best for me. Chisholm's was a great try, however, for me it wasn't even the best try of that game; I'm very surprised not to see Rob Cook's kick return try in that list. Likewise, Betham scored a better try against Glaws in the game at Kingsholm.

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Re: Aviva Premiership Try of the Year

Post by LondonTiger on Thu May 12, 2016 2:41 pm

Thing with Vuna's try is they were 30pts behind at the time, so for me it was mere decoration.

Oh and HKC I suspect you mean Veainu at Castle Grim, pretty sure Betham did not score that day.

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Re: Aviva Premiership Try of the Year

Post by formerly known as Sam on Thu May 12, 2016 2:58 pm

Normally I'd agree with LT. However, a Midlands derby game where a Tigers hooker collects an offload and then dodges through a couple of would be tacklers and runs it in from halfway with an audacious dummy to see off the full back thrown in as well. That has to win for me. Slight element of bias but there you go.

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Re: Aviva Premiership Try of the Year

Post by LondonTiger on Sat May 14, 2016 11:55 am

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Re: Aviva Premiership Try of the Year

Post by yappysnap on Sat May 14, 2016 12:53 pm

Can't believe Kyle Synckler didn't get on this short list.

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Re: Aviva Premiership Try of the Year

Post by lostinwales on Sat May 14, 2016 2:15 pm

formerly known as Sam wrote:Normally I'd agree with LT. However, a Midlands derby game where a Tigers hooker collects an offload and then dodges through a couple of would be tacklers and runs it in from halfway with an audacious dummy to see off the full back thrown in as well. That has to win for me. Slight element of bias but there you go.

I noticed the Betham try had a lot of input from Thacker too

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Re: Aviva Premiership Try of the Year

Post by nathan on Thu May 19, 2016 1:00 am

Thackers try won the award

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