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Presenting The Rugby Play Of The Weekend As Voted For By You

Presenting The Rugby Play Of The Weekend As Voted For By You
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The nominees for the Vodafone Rugby Play Of The Weekend included an England try from their comfortable win over South Africa, a Reece Hodge score for a second successive week, an Irish try made in Connacht, and an individual try from the Munster-Maoris thriller from Thomond Park.

The Irish people took to the polls in droves after a hugely entertaining weekend of action, as Ireland's reign of dominance over teams from New Zealand continued and a spirited Canadian team gave us a fright only to come undone in Dublin.

We can now confirm that the results are in, and there was a runaway winner as voted for by the people - Ireland fullback Tiernan O'Halloran, whose try from Finlay Bealham's offload takes home the spoils this week.

Here's a video rundown of all the nominees, and your eventual winner:

4. Reece Hodge's try v Scotland

On 4% of the vote, Reece Hodge's magnificent try got the Aussies off the mark in Murrayfield. It was all needed. Once again, they broke Scottish hearts at the death. Hodge mustered only 4%, leaving it in a virtual heat with George Ford at the bottom of the poll.


3. George Ford's try v South Africa

Eddie Jones's England is gunning for an 100% record in 2016. It has been an annus mirabilis. They'd fancy their chances against New Zealand at this point.


The finest moment of the handy win over South Africa in Twickenham came in the second half when fly half George Ford put them 27-9 ahead. It may have been Ford's try but the spark of genius that made it happen was Ben Youngs's dummy.


The fly-half was on the shoulder and shot under the posts.



2. Darren Sweetnam's try v  NZ Maori's

The two tries from Irishmen secured 90% of the vote.

All it needed it needed was a swamp of mud underfoot and this could have been Gareth Edwards scoring for Wales in the 1970s. Great score by Darren Sweetnam against the Maori's last Friday. He secured 38% of the vote.




1. Tiernan O'Halloran's try v Canada

Unsurprisingly, we saw a patriotic vote in favour of Tiernan O'Halloran's effort in the first half against Canada. The Canadians had drawn level at 14-14.

Internationalists might favour Reece Hodge's team try against the Scots but as we've discovered of late, democracy never fails. The people have spoken. O'Halloran won an overall majority of votes, mustering a total of 52%.


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