Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Taufa'ao Filise scores a great prop try for Cardiff Blues

Taufa'ao Filise scores a great prop try for Cardiff Blues

'Tis the season to be merry, so instead of keeping an unsavoury incident as the main focus on here, I figured it's best to get this refreshing clip up as soon as possible.

It also involves a prop, but this time it's of a more positive nature as Cardiff Blues front rower Taufa'ao Filise scored a great try against Toulouse at the Stade Municipale on the weekend.

While Toulouse were too strong for the visiting Blues, who wore pink, it was Filise who scored the try of the match as he collected a neat pass from flyhalf Sam Norton-Knight before charging towards to tryline.

Vincent Clerc flew past him, not looking all that interested in getting in the way of the big guy, while Patricio Albacete tried in vain to pull back the runaway train.

It's good to talk up the front rowers, as they generally do a lot fo hard work, with little to show for it. Plus, there's nothing better than seeing an over-sized, hard working ox put the foot down and gas his way to the tryline.

Yes, clichs aplenty, but it was a great try to watch, and it's a fun time of year after all.

The comment at the end is a reference to one of Jonah Lomu's tries against France in the 1999 World Cup semi final, where he wreaked havoc as he headed for the whitewash. You can watch that again by clicking on the related links below this clip.

We've seen a few great prop tries over the years, and always done what's possible to get them archived right here on RD. While this certainly isn't the best ever, it definitely deserves a place on the list as a great prop try.

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Posted by Rugbydump at 10:16 pm | View Comments (24)

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Anonymous December 23, 2009 11:10 pm

dats wat u want come on d props

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Chris Boy December 24, 2009 12:18 am

worst tackle attempt ever.

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sebastian December 24, 2009 12:31 am

nice one, i love when props run the ball

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Joony December 24, 2009 1:11 am

Clerc Should have stopped him. But still good speed for a prop.

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John F December 24, 2009 3:29 am

I tell you what anonymous, your Freudian analysis is superb!

Yes, Clerc can hang his head in shame there. Nice try for Felise though.

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Anonymous December 24, 2009 6:55 am

clerc was bad but who was the tolouse 15 racing him to the line woudnt win any awards for helping out either

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FrankyH December 24, 2009 7:34 am

Nice try! Once he got the ball he only had one thing on his mind. I guess his acceleration took them by surprise.

Thanks for this.

Merry Xmas fellow RD'ers. :)

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Maximus December 24, 2009 8:18 am

Two great missed tackles but what a pace!
Clerc was apparently Felise's secret Santa.

I'm joining FrankyH for this:
Merry Xmas to all.

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sebastian December 24, 2009 8:54 am

actually i think props are quite thankfull when u put them in a gap and then they start thinking they can do it all the time "ho ho ho"

merry christmas to all of u

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Flooz December 24, 2009 8:54 am

Nice try!
it's true it's always great to see props accomplish running tries

trevor woodman scored an incredible one few years ago

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Flooz December 24, 2009 8:55 am

of course, merry xmas to everybody ;-)

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Tom December 24, 2009 9:08 am

Clerc : Massive Fail

Prop: well taken oppourtunity

Merry Christmass Rugby Fans

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vinniechan December 24, 2009 9:37 am

Indeed an epic fail from Clerc.
He stopped the leg drive expecting Filise would stop, forgetting that probs have powerful legs so he got run through.
A classic example of cover tackle was Josh Lewsey on JDV a couple years back.
Anyway, good support, good run and good power rewarded by a try :)

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Anonymous December 24, 2009 9:41 am

nice for a tighthead prop, the first tackle by Poux ( prop ) on Norton Knight sucks, and after Clerc really bad miss ...
Nice try too !!!

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Fred December 24, 2009 11:53 am

Did someone lose a tooth as Filise went over?

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eric December 24, 2009 12:39 pm

Filise surely is around 110, maybe more... tighthead props are usually the heaviest. Yet he showed some great acceleration to take advantage of the gap and clerc... what can I say, wing?

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Anonymous December 24, 2009 12:45 pm

Great try!!! It's very impressive to see a prop running so fast...

Anyway I'm from Toulouse and we said "Stadium Municipal" and not "Stade Municipale" ^^

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Hooker_ December 24, 2009 12:52 pm

love to see front rowers scoring tries like that, i have scored ten tries in eleven games this season from hooker :L

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Anonymous December 24, 2009 3:19 pm

awfull misstackle from clerc

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#3 December 24, 2009 4:06 pm

I can't tell you the last time I scored a try - normally too busy doing the hard work. Prop has to be the only position on the pitch where you can come off after 80 minutes, having not touched the ball, and still have had a good match.

Merry Xmas

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alasdair December 25, 2009 7:34 am

I'm a lock, only touch the ball in touch or when I slow it down ;)

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Icky December 25, 2009 10:57 pm

Bryan Habana would have made that tackle.

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WelshOsprey December 26, 2009 8:43 pm


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Nicky06 December 27, 2009 10:16 am

What a turn of pace there!

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