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Ahead of the Rugby World Cup, skysports.com looks back at some of the great tries from past tournaments...
Jason Robinson (England v Australia, 2003)
Everyone remembers Jonny Wilkinson's drop goal in the 2003 World Cup final but Jason Robinson's try was pretty special too. England were lucky to hang onto the ball after a sloppy lineout. Will Greenwood took the ball into contact allowing England to regroup and the ball was recycled quickly allowing Lawrence Dallaglio to make a great run into the Wallaby 22 before passing to Jonny Wilkinson storming up on the inside. He floated the pass out wide for Robinson and no one was going to stop "Billy Whizz" from that close in as he scored an absolute corker in the corner.
Serge Blanco (France v Australia, 1987)
With the score all square at 24-24 in the semi-final of the inaugural tournament, Blanco stepped up deep into injury time to secure France a place in the final. With forwards playing like backs, the ball was typical thrown around with Gallic flair before Blanco added even more pace to slice open the Wallaby defence. The full-back shook off a hamstring injury to race away to score in the far corner after the ball had gone through 11 pair of hands.
Jonah Lomu (New Zealand v England, 1995)
With 15 World Cup tries from Lomu to choose from, it is difficult to single any of them out - but we have selected his first try against England, which was simply superb. The initial pass went behind him and he had to run back and fetch it, allowing the England defence to get sorted - or so they thought. He beat Tony Underwood, powered past Will Carling before trampling all over Mike Catt.
Takudzwa Ngwenya (USA v South Africa, 2007)
One of the great tries in World Cup history that introduced us all to the electrifying pace of Takudzwa Ngwenya. South Africa were pressing hard for the USA line before Todd Clever intercepted a loose pass almost on their line. He charged up field, smashing Butch James out of the way before passing to lock Alec Parker. Parker managed to get the ball to Mike Hercus who sent a long and floating pass to Ngwenya just on the halfway line. The Zimbabwean-born flyer looked well marked by Bryan Habana - known as the fastest man in rugby at the time. Habana gave Ngwenya the outside and he took it with a blistering show of acceleration to race away from Habana and score under the posts. Amazing!
Graham Dawes (Fiji v Wales, 2007)
With no Samoa in Pool B in 2007, it was up to Fiji to keep the South Sea tradition alive of beating Wales. This game was an epic contest played on the edge with hard running, brutal tackling that left bodies scattered all over the pitch and a number of great tries. Perhaps if Wales had played more with their superior pack and kept it tight the outcome would have been different - instead they chose to play straight into Fiji's hands. The lead seesawed between the two sides as they both played some scintillating rugby as the lead switched hands on numerous occasions. Martyn Williams thought he had rounded off a great Wales fightback as he intercepted a loose pass and raced under the posts. However winger Vilimoni Delasau who had a storming game, smashed his way through the Welsh defence and was held up just on the line, allowing prop Dawes - who ironically had had a torrid time in the set-pieces - the chance to burrow over to give them victory. On the final whistle Fiji joined together in a prayer while the Nantes crowd stood and saluted a wonderful game.
John Kirwan (New Zealand v Italy, 1987)
One of the greatest individual tries ever seen that showcased all of Kirwan's amazing skills. Getting the ball in his own 22 from the kick-off, the All Black winger carved his way up field using his speed, strength and agility. The Italians were already well beaten but this was a super solo effort that set the scene for the 1987 competition.
Gordon Hamilton (Ireland v Australia, 1991)
It was the moment Ireland thought they had won a place in the semi-finals only for Australia to hit back almost immediately. From a scrum, Ireland spun the ball wide just outside their 22. Full-back Jim Staples hit the line and managed to grubber kick the ball forward before being dragged down in the tackle. Winger Jack Clarke managed to get to the ball first but was held in the tackle. A storming supporting run from Gordon Hamilton saw Clarke pop the ball to the flanker, who showed surprising speed to outpace David Campese to score in the corner. Lansdowne Road erupted and he was mobbed by fans and team-mates alike. The conversion gave Ireland a 18-15 lead and with four minutes to play it looked like they were on their way to the semi-finals.
Michael Lynagh (Ireland v Australia, 1991)
With Lansdowne Road still buzzing from Hamilton's try, Australia immediately hit back to break Irish hearts. The Wallabies pushed into Ireland territory and won a line-out 10 yards out. They never panicked and a young John Eales tapped the ball back and Michael Lynagh fed the ball to Tim Horan, who in turn passed to David Campese. The winger cut back inside to join up with his forwards and win a scrum. From the scrum the ball went wide to Campese who was stopped just short of claiming a hat-trick, however he popped the ball up to Lynagh who went over to steal the game right from under Ireland's nose.
Yannick Jauzion (New Zealand v France, 2007)
Frederic Michalak was a late replacement in the second half for France as they were trailing 18-13 to New Zealand in their 2007 quarter-final. From a scrum deep in their own half, France went on the attack and Michalak made a superb break after a fantastic offload from full-back Damien Traille. Michalak's speed saw him screeching down the left flank and found he found Jauzion, who went over. Jean-Baptiste Élissalde made it 20-18 and New Zealand were left stunned once again.
Stephen Jones (Wales v England, 2003)
This try may have been scored by Jones but it was Welsh wizard Shane Williams who started it - and almost finished it. Fielding a kick just outside his 22, Williams easily sped around England lock Ben Kay and waltzed past Jonny Wilkinson before passing on to Gareth Cooper, who raced deep into the England's half. Gareth Thomas took up the challenge before passing to Williams, who had easily kept up with the action - if the pass was better he would have gone over himself, however he juggled the ball before passing inside to Jones who went over for a superb try.
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