O’Brien’s mir­a­cle try gets my vote

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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

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