Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Greatest Try Ever: Barbarians vs. New Zealand 1973

A short break from heresies to enjoy a great Rugby Union moment. This is, perhaps, the greatest try ever scored, in what was, in all probability, the greatest game ever played.

The "Magnificent Seven" involved in scoring that try were made up of six Welshmen and one Englishman. How thankful we were that John Pullin of England didn't drop the ball.

The commentator was the legendary Cliff Morgan who once said that he learned how to side-step opponents during a game in Llantrisant (my home town). A farmer had left his cows wander on the pitch so side-stepping was necessary to avoid the cow pats.

1 comment:

Nick said...

Well I suppose you would have to go back to 1973 to find a Welsh try against the All Blacks ;). And you did need help from an Englishman to do it... Enjoying the blog Martin.