O’Brien’s miracle try gets my vote
AN outstanding shortlist for the prestigious International Rugby Players Association (IRPA) try of the year has been announced ahead of the World Rugby awards in Monte Carlo later this month.
There was the individual brilliance and audacity of Georgia’s scrum-half Gela Aprasidze against Ireland at the JCW which thrilled the Tbilisi crowd and a mesmerising counter-attacking try by Joaquin Tuculet for the Pumas against England at San Juan.
Then there was Portia Woodman’s sensational individual effort for New Zealand against USA at the Womens World Cup semifinal in Belfast and finally there was the Lions length of the field counter-attack in the first Test against New Zealand which resulted in Sean O’Brien plunging over.
All will be decided by a public poll conducted on World Rugby’s twitter account. All things considered O’Brien’s miracle score gets my vote. To produce that kind of try in that kind of match was off the Richter scale. I need to replay the others to remember every detail, but not with the Lions wonder try.
Pick: Sean O’Brien try