Monday, September 20, 2010
Edinburgh suffered their third defeat of the Magners League season on the weekend, this time at the hands of impressive Ulster as they went down 29-21 at Ravenhill. Dutch wing Tim Visser scored a great try for the visitors, so here it is.
Visser was featured in last weeks Magners League Best Tries mix , as he has now scored a very handy four tries in just three matches. This one against Ulster was a rare highlight for the Edinburgh side as they came close, but couldnt manage the win.
Formerly of the Newcastle Falcons in England, Visser has now committed to Edinburgh and Scottish rugby, and despite only being one year into his residency, will qualify to play for Scotland in two years time, a prospect that many would love to see happen.
Powerfully built with deceptive pace, a player of Vissers talent deserves to play top level Test rugby. Hes aware of that and while he is Dutch by origin, he will no doubt be wearing his adopted countrys famous blue jersey in the not so distant future.
He was the leading try scorer in the Magners League last season with 10 tries in 17 appearances, as well as picking up the Young Player of the Year award. While at Newcastle, he did actually qualify to play for England though, as he explained recently.
"I qualified for England the day I moved up here but was no longer qualified for them as soon as I made that move," he explained. "Ive spoken to Andy (Robinson, Scotland coach) a couple of times and hes very interested.
"I would never not play for Scotland if I got the chance, but there is no point thinking about that at the moment because I dont qualify for another two years," added Visser.
If he keeps showing his finishing prowess by scoring tries like this 60 meter effort, two years cant come soon enough for Scottish rugby fans.