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Guinness PRO14 top tries of the week: Round Three

It was another dramatic and action packed weekend of Guinness PRO14 rugby as round three produced stunning comebacks and scintillating tries.

Leinster and Munster continued their perfect starts with victories over Southern Kings and Ospreys respectively.

Elsewhere, defending champions Scarlets suffered a dramatic late defeat at the hands of Ulster with South African outfit Toyota Cheetahs notching up their maiden PRO14 victory.

And following last weekend’s thrills and spills – we have picked out the top five tries for you to relive once more.

Hallam Amos (Dragons)

An incredible start by the Dragons on their way to their first victory of the season, Hallam Amos rounded off a phenomenal team try against Connacht.

A free-flowing move, which started from inside their own half, eventually saw Harrison Keddie quickly offload to Amos and the pacey Welsh winger powered over the line after just one minute.

Chris Dean (Edinburgh Rugby)

The match may have ended in defeat for Edinburgh but Chris Dean was on fire in the first half, dotting down twice in a blistering performance.

And it was his first try that drew the plaudits after a sumptuous inside line by Robbie Fruean allowed the 23-year-old sprint to the line from 20 metres out to give Edinburgh the perfect start.

Makazole Mapimpi (Toyota Cheetahs)

It was a historic night for the Cheetahs as they waltzed to a 54-39 victory over Zebre in the second ever PRO14 encounter in the Southern Hemisphere.

Makazole Mapimpi was the star of the show and he was able to latch onto Sergeal Petersen’s fine grubber and go over for the Cheetah’s fourth of eight tries at the Toyota Stadium.

Tom James (Cardiff Blues)

The Blues came into the their contest against Glasgow Warriors off the back of news flanker Sam Warburton would not play again this year.

But they made the perfect start to the game after just seven minutes. A quick Blues move saw Steven Shingler slip in Tom James, who darted through a hole in the Warriors backline to score.

Darren Sweetnam (Munster)

Munster produced a gritty display in South Wales but Darren Sweetnam’s try was a moment of real quality for the Irish outfit.

A lively Chris Farrell broke through the Ospreys defence, and linked up well with flanker Sean O’Connor and Jaco Taute, allowing Sweetnam to cross the whitewash in the corner.

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