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The most jaw-dropping moments of rugby skill in 2013
Featuring Rene Ranger, Simon Zebo, Tamati Ellison, Rugby League flyers and a whole lot of BOD.

WE WERE TREATED to some truly magnificent displays of rugby skill this year and Brian O’Driscoll was up to his usual antics. Let us hope he has saved a few for 2014.

O’Driscoll’s pass for Zebo’s try against Wales

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Willie le Roux’s break and assist against Scotland

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Rene Ranger’s offload against Sharks

With added bonus footage of the All Blacks star sitting some opponents down.

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Tamati Ellison’s offload of the century

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Simon Zebo’s flick against Wales

Take some time out to appreciate Rory Best’s charge-down and offload beforehand:

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Will Genia’s grubber in Rod Davies’ outstanding Reds try

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O’Driscoll’s scoop pass against Samoa


He proved it was no fluke against Northampton Saints a month later:


Tim Nanai Williams breaks out the goose-step

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George North’s fireman’s carry on Israel Folau

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Sirelli Bobo’s flick to set up Juan Martin Hernandez

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Kieran Read’s flicked offload to Aaron Smith Argentina

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Sean O’Brien’s offload for to Conor Murray

The Tullow Tank’s excellent break and pass was key in Rory Best’s try against New Zealand.


That man BOD showing off in training with the Lions

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A tip of the hat to those Rugby League boys for these two absolutely amazing scores

Dean Whare's no-look-behind-the-back pass to find Roger Tuivasa-Sheck for what must rank as one of the great rugby league tries:

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The greatest try you will see from either codes this year:

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VIDEO: Watch Brian O’Driscoll’s magical between the legs pass

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