Guinness PRO14: Round 6 top tries of the week

Joe Leavey
08 October 2018

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This weekend’s Guinness PRO14 saw yet another round of high-scoring rugby – and where there are points, there are tries.

Round Six was blessed with a plethora of stunning offerings, including five from Glasgow Warriors in their 36-8 win over Zebre, and seven shared between Edinburgh Rugby and the Toyota Cheetahs as the Scottish side prevailed.

Here, however, are five of the best.

Jared Rosser (Dragons)

Although the Dragons couldn’t hold on for their third win of the season in their match against the Cardiff Blues, the Rodney Parade faithful can take great hope from the slick rugby on show for Rosser’s 19th-minute effort.

A bursting off-the-ball run through the Blues defence from Adam Warren was smartly found by Josh Lewis, who took possession back as Warren was hauled down.

Lewis proved architect as he drew his defender before shifting the ball right to Rosser at the last available moment – the latter was left with a straightforward finish created by devastating combinations.

James Lowe (Leinster)

Leinster’s flying kiwi had already had a big say in the first-half of Leinster’s clash with Irish rivals Munster, scoring one and forcing his side’s early penalty try.

But it was his second score soon after the break, with Munster threatening a comeback, that really demonstrated his ruthless finishing ability.

Jamison Gibson-Park’s clever pass was behind Lowe but he juggled the ball with one hand before turning and racing to the corner, where he somehow managed to dot down despite the attentions of Jean Kleyn.

Luke Morgan (Ospreys)

Down by eight points with less than 20 minutes left on the clock, Ospreys needed something special, and when Luke Morgan dived over, they had exactly that.

Owen Watkin received the ball to hand with the Scarlets line looking well-placed but a clever feint saw him sell his man and he looped a hanging ball over to Justin Tipuric.

The Welsh international waited until Leigh Halfpenny had fully committed himself before shipping it to Morgan, who evaded Halfpenny’s effort at a last-ditch tackle and dashed for the line.

Peter Horne (Glasgow Warriors)

This was a try compiled of not one, not two, but three outstanding moments.

Adam Hastings gave an audacious behind-the-back pass to Nikola Matawalu, and when the ball was recycled Alex Allan, showed deft feet unbefitting of his frame.

Hastings again found Matawalu, who showed fine hands to grasp the ball and move it unselfishly down the line until Horne could see a clear path to the line.

Nico Lee (Toyota Cheetahs)

The Cheetahs were down 13-0 with half-time quickly approaching and were not looking likely to make an impression on the scoreboard before the break.

That all changed, however, when Sibahle Maxwane burst into life just outside his own 22, spotting a gap and exploding up the middle.

Duhan van der Merwe somehow made up ground to bring him down just five yards out but the South African winger showed the presence of mind to offload to the chasing Lee just in time to score.

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