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The Try Of The Year Nominees Have Been Announced - Pick Your Winner

The Try Of The Year Nominees Have Been Announced - Pick Your Winner
By Jeremy Fullam

World Rugby have released their nominations for international rugby try of the year and there's some real crackers in there. Some of the tries are from this year's World Cup while others are coming from other international tests throughout the year.

Unfortunately, Ireland have no contenders on the shortlist but we do have the questionable consolation of having one of the tries scored against us.

Here's the six best tries of the year, pick your favourite below.


Aymu Goromaru vs South Africa

Japan's full back was one of the stand out players of the tournament, he put in a scintillating display against South Africa including this fantastic try.

Japan's quick and expansive playing style created space in the middle of the field for winger Kotaro Matsushima to expose before offloading to Goromaru

Fetu'u Vainikolo vs USA

Deep in their own 22, Tonga opted for a risky cross field kick which bounced its way into the hands of Fetu'u Vainikolo. The giant winger then took it from there, cutting inside from his wing and beating four defenders before touching down under the posts.


Julian Savea vs France

This is the first try of two from New Zealand's thumping victory over France, and many of the tries from that match could have featured here.

Taking the ball at first receiver, Dan Carter slips Pascal Pape before fending him to the floor, he then draws in the French defence before flicking a sumptuous pass to Julian Savea who has no problem finishing the move off.

Julian Savea vs France

The second entry for New Zealand and Savea from that quarter final against the French.


The move starts with a huge up and under from Dan Carter which is superbly reclaimed by Ben Smith. The ball is quickly recycled and soon fed out to Savea who proceeds to swat away three defenders as if they were standing cones.

Justin Tipuric vs Ireland

Ireland's only involvement in this list is conceding a well worked try against Wales in the Rugby World Cup warm up games.

Flanker Tipuric linked well with Tyler Morgan out on the Welsh wing, turning Ian Madigan inside out in the process.


Vincent Debaty vs England

France reverted to style with this fantastic try from Vincent Debaty in the Six Nations.

Deep in their own 22, they flung the ball out wide to Noa Nakaitaci who raced down the England wing. He cut inside Mike Brown and was eventually brought down only to find loosehead prop Debaty as his nearest support.

We'll leave it up to


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