Rugby

Rugby's Top 20 greatest tries based on YouTube views

2020-05-13 09:57
Bryan Habana (Gallo)

There's no greater sight in rugby than a try being scored.

Unless perhaps it's a drop goal in say, 1995, ... at Ellis Park ... and the Springboks are playing the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup final!

Everyone will have their favourite - or Top 5 perhaps - that they have witnessed as a fan.

But what does the Top 20 list of tries based on YouTube views look like?

Predictably its dominated by backline players - and All Blacks ones at that.

But two Springboks do make the list - and one's even a prop forward!

Rugby's 20 greatest tries (based on YouTube views):

1. Gareth Edwards, British Barbarians v New Zealand (1973), 4 416 313 views

2. Jean-Luc Sadourny, France v New Zealand (1994), 1 430 060

3. Jonah Lomu, New Zealand v England (1995), 909 325

4. Kevin Maggs, Ireland v New Zealand (2001), 427 812

5. Christian Cullen, New Zealand v Australia (1999), 298 921

6. Christophe Lamaison, France v New Zealand (1999), 267 620

7. Brian O'Driscoll, British & Irish Lions v Australia (2001), 253 867

8. Jonah Lomu, New Zealand v France (1999), 197 384

9. Christian Cullen, New Zealand v Australia (1997), 187 526

10. Yannick Jauzion, France v New Zealand (2007), 148 804

11. Stephen Jones, Wales v England (2003), 139 237

12. Serge Blanco, Australia v France (1987), 131 292

13. Joe Rokocoko, New Zealand v South Africa (2003), 126 495

14. Bryan Habana, South Africa v New Zealand (2012), 99 347

15. Radike Samo, Australia v New Zealand (2011), 84 097

16. Takudzwa Ngwenya, USA v South Africa (2007), 77 383

17. Beauden Barrett, New Zealand v Australia (2015), 68 640

18. Kosuke Endo, Japan v Wales (2007), 47 112

19. Rupeni Caucaunibuca, Fiji v France (2003), 43 641

20. Richard Bands, South Africa v New Zealand (2003), 35 148

- Compiled by Garrin Lambley

WATCH | Bryan Habana goes over in the corner against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship in 2012

WATCH | Bands on the run ... Richard Bands scores against the All Blacks in Dunedin in 2003

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