Guinness PRO14: Round 5 top tries of the week

Daniel Barnes
01 October 2018

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Plotlines and permutations always provide drama – but so do brilliant tries.

Guinness PRO14 tries of the week, Round Five

There was no shortage of stunning scores as titanic battles took place in Wales, Scotland, Italy and Ireland in Round Five of the 2018-19 Guinness PRO14 season.

Here’s our look at the five best tries of the round.

Garry Ringrose (Leinster Rugby)

It took until the opening minute of the second half of Leinster’s victory at Connacht for a try to be scored – but it was well worth the wait.

There looked little danger when the Ireland centre set off after receiving a routine pass but in a flash, Ringrose had bamboozled Connacht.

His arcing run left a raft of defenders grasping air and sent Leinster on their way to victory.

Jonathan Davies (Scarlets)

Jonathan Davies produced a man-of-the-match performance as he returned to action for the Scarlets for the first time in 11 months in Round Five.

The Wales centre’s dazzling display including two first-half tries against the Isuzu Southern Kings, with his second standing out.

A razor-sharp team move off the back of the scrum saw Sam Hidalgo-Clyne and Paul Asquith slickly exchange passes before feeding Davies, who stormed through the heart of the Kings to crash over the line.

Joey Carbery (Munster Rugby)

Munster were in ferocious form as they bested Ulster 64-7 and Joey Carbery scored the pick of the bunch.

The fly-half began a stunning counter-attack, with Dan Goggin and Alex Wootton both linking up before the latter tossed the ball back infield from Muster’s left wing.

Carbery arrived, expertly avoided a challenge, and streaked away for his first Munster try at Thomond Park.

Luca Sperandio (Benetton Rugby) 

Luca Sperandio was at his very best as Benetton Rugby took on Edinburgh Rugby, stealing the show – if not a win for his side – with a hat-trick.

The 22-year-old winger saved his best for last as he somehow rode a Duhan van der Merwe challenge and rolled free, although at that point, he still had work to do.

Henry Pyrgos was the next Edinburgh man to attempt to stop Sperandio in his tracks and his efforts proved in vain as the Benetton man scored right in the corner at full stretch.

Sibahle Maxwane (Toyota Cheetahs)

The Toyota Cheetahs took some stopping at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park, with Sibahle Maxwane’s second-half try demonstrating their never-say-die attitude.

Recycling the ball time and again, the South African side eventually fed Tian Schoeman, who booted forward a perfectly-weighted grubber.

That set up a footrace, with Maxwane emphatically beating the Cardiff Blues defence to dot down in superb fashion.

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