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Here are the six tries nominated for IRPA World Rugby Try of the Year

Julian Savea has two nominations from the same game.

DESPITE THE FACT that the most important game of the last four years is just days away, World Rugby just couldn’t wait any longer before revealing the six contenders for 2015 IRPA World Rugby Try of the Year.

There’s a good spread of competitions with three from this year’s World Cup, and one each from the Pacific Nations Cup, Six Nations and World Cup warm-up matches.

Here are the six contenders, and make sure to vote for your favourite in our poll below.

1. Ayumu Goromaru

One of Japan’s biggest heroes from their sensational tournament, the full-back’s finish after a perfect team try in the win against South Africa was the first score included.

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2. Fetu’u Vainikolo

The former Connacht winger blitzed his way through four USA tacklers in this year’s Pacific Nations Cup, scorching home from just outside his 22.

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3. Julian Savea

The footwork and offload from Dan Carter. Just stunning.

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4. Julian Savea

Not only is Savea nominated twice, he’s nominated twice for scores in the same game.

His Lomu-esque effort against the French two weeks ago will go down in history as one of the tournament’s great scores.

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5. Justin Tipuric

Ireland gave Wales a right hammering when the sides met in their first World Cup warm-up game in Cardiff this summer, but the Welsh did have a score to remember, with Justin Tipuric finishing after this great series of offloads.

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6. Vincent Debaty

A great moment for the front row as a prop makes it onto the list.

Clermont prop Debaty somehow kept himself up with play after Noa Nakaitaci’s incredible break, scoring one of the tries that helped make Ireland Six Nations champions.

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Which score gets your vote?

Poll Results:

Savea (Lomu style) (1596)
Goromaru (944)
Debaty (701)
Savea (from Carter assist) (393)
Vainikolo (214)
Tipuric (141)

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