Try time

Those boys can play! The best southern hemisphere tries of 2014

From Francois Hougaard to Beauden Barrett, we take you on a try-scoring odyssey.

THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE has a reputation as home of the best attacking rugby in the world, and 2014 saw that backed up once again.

Here, we pick out some of our very favourites from the year south of the equator, but feel free to let us know if we missed any beauties.


South Africa went coast to coast for the Francois Hougaard try that won World Rugby’s official award for 2014

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Alapati Leiua scored this remarkable individual effort for the Hurricanes

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Richie McCaw dived over for New Zealand after some clever work by Kieran Read

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Malakai Fekitoa’s tries against the Blues and the Sharks both deserve inclusion

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Julian Savea romped in for a hattrick against New Zealand, but it’s the second one we really loved

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Otago ran in this ridiculous first phase try in the ITM Cup, finished by Fa’asiu Fuatai

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Beauden Barrett was the man to dot down at the end of a sweeping Hurricanes attack from deep


Turnover possession? New Zealand are the best in the world at scoring off it

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Bernard Foley’s try off a sublime Will Skelton offload in the Super Rugby semi-finals was impressive (from 1:15 below)

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A superb take from Joaquin Tuculet, Nico Sanchez’s footwork and Manuel Montero’s excellent finish against Ireland

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Not only did Cornal Hendricks turn Francis Saili inside out for the Cheetahs score below, but Willie le Roux’s pass was sensational

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Dave Foley’s giant strides and GAA Allstars aplenty – Tipperary’s 2014 sporting highlights

Bowe’s tries and promotion to Division 1 – Monaghan’s 2014 sporting highlights

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