Fans will decide best try of 2018
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.