The GREATEST Tries that never were from the Rugby World Cup

The GREATEST Tries that never were from the Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup’s can be decided by inches. After Louis Rees-Zammit’s close call against France in the Six Nations last weekend, we count down the times that inches went against the attacking teams as we look at some of the greatest tries, that never were. Featuring Bryan Habana (South Africa), Mark Cueto (England) and Simon Zebo (Ireland).

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  1. If Mr Nigel is referring, you just listen and accept the decision, as simple as that.

    As for #1, not familiar with Rugby rules but that one was a try no matter how much you watch the replay because he touches the goal section with the ball while his left foot was up not touching the border line (sorry, don't know the proper names of the zones of a rugby field).

  2. The english try is clearly good to be awarded. The guy in front was just giving the ball to the guy behind, but both of them lost more or less control until the guy in front regained control before touching the ground. The pass was not completed yet… Video is sometimes not good

  3. Can't help but think that if the Matawalu try wasn't against the host nation England, that replay would not have been put on the big screen for the ref to see before the conversion was taken

  4. Ben Young's is a try. The guy behind tried to rip the ball from the player in front but didn't succeed. The player in front has always had control of the ball. No knock on or offside in my opinion.

  5. 6:16 This one is very interesting because three players have their hand on the ball: Jamie George, Billy Vunipola, and Brodie Retallick. George has one hand under the ball and holding the back, Vunipola's arm is underneath George's and has one hand barely holding the front of the ball and Retallick has one hand on top of the ball. Now if you look closely at the play, you can see that two of the players let go of the ball and these are Vunipola and Retallick but George always keeps a hand on it and the ball seems to be going straight (at least for me) and not forward. Vunipola lets go of the ball first, mainly because Retallick does a great job at disrupting the move. Because of the motion of Retallick hand, not only does it seem that he is bringing the ball towards himself but also downwards at which point he no longer has a hand on it and George regathers.

  6. For the final cancelled try, it was the correct decision. The commentary team were saying it should be a try because his boot was off the ground before the grounding, but the toe of his boot made clear contact with the touch line before coming back up. In this case, who cares if he boot was up for the grounding as he had already go into touch.

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