Fans will de­cide best try of 2018

The Northland Age - - Sport -

Far North rugby sup­port­ers have been in­vited to cast their vote on the best try of 2018, with the win­ning try to be re­vealed at next month’s ASB Rugby Awards.

A Tani­wha play­ers has made the short­list of Ten thrilling tries which were judged by a joint SKY TV and New Zealand Rugby panel as wor­thy nom­i­na­tions in this year’s best chalkcross­ing ac­tion.

They are, 1) Michaela Blyde, Black Ferns Sev­ens vs Eng­land; 2) Richie Mo’unga, Cru­saders vs Highlanders; 3) Chris Halau­fia, St Peter’s Col­lege vs Napier Boys High, 4) Re­nee Wick­liffe, Blacks Ferns vs USA Ea­gles, 5) Ngani Laumape, All Blacks vs France, 6) Alana Brem­ner, Can­ter­bury v Manawatu Cy­clones; 7) Brad We­ber, Hawke’s Bay vs Waikato; 8) Jor­dan Hy­land, North­land vs Bay of Plenty ; 9) Kelly Bra­zier, Black Fern Sev­ens vs Aus­tralia; 10) Beau­den Bar­rett, All Blacks vs Aus­tralia.

New Zealand Rugby’s Nigel Cass said the short­list showed 2018 had been an­other out­stand­ing year of rugby with ex­cep­tional tal­ent on dis­play through­out the sea­son.

“The 2018 Sky Tele­vi­sion Fans Try of the Year short-list is a tes­ta­ment to the breadth and depth of tal­ent at all lev­els of the game. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to re-live some of the most ex­cit­ing rugby ac­tion in 2018, and for fans to take charge of the game and de­ter­mine which try they think is the best for 2018.”

SKY Sport’s Richard Last added his per­spec­tive: “It’s been an­other sen­sa­tional year of rugby and at SKY Sport we’ve been lucky enough to be right in the thick of it, up and down the coun­try, rain or shine, cap­tur­ing some of the best tries you’ll ever see. From 1st XV rugby to the All Blacks and Black Ferns, this list of tries is just su­perb. It’s go­ing to be tough pick­ing a favourite, and that’s why we’re leav­ing it up to you! Good luck to all of the try scor­ers.”

■ Vot­ing at www.all­blacks.com/ sky­fanstry closes at 5pm this Fri­day.

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