Friday, May 09, 2014

ITV Sport's contenders for the 2013/14 Aviva Premiership try of the season

The Aviva Premiership has produced some excellent tries this season, so here is a look at the six that have been nominated for the ITV Sport Try of the Season. The winner will be announced and an awards ceremoney in London on 15 May.

The list features tries from six different players, with both forwards and backs scoring. They are also a nice mix of individual efforts and great team tries.

"Looking at them, any of the top six would be a worthy winner," said Phil Winstanley, Rugby Director at Premiership Rugby. "Stunning one man finishes and tries that travelled through a dozen pair of hands stand side by side on this so I know how hard it was to decide on the winner."

The shortlist is: Christian Wade vs Gloucester Rugby, Nick Abendanon vs Exeter Chiefs, Kelly Brown vs Northampton Saints, Jamie Elliott vs Gloucester Rugby, Logo Mulipola vs Exeter Chiefs, Dean Mumm vs Worcester Warriors

The shortlist was compiled by a panel of media professionals and Premiership Rugby panelists.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 15 May at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards, where other awards such as Player of the Season and Top Try scorer will also be handed out.

Which try do you think is the best, or was there one they left out?

Posted by Rugbydump at 3:12 pm | View Comments (20)

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jimmy23 May 09, 2014 4:37 pm

Elliot or Mumm. Those tries were Super Rugby-esque! Although as as Saints fan I'll have to vote Elliot

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FatProp May 09, 2014 5:39 pm

Mumm for me, coming from a Sarries fan who wanted Brown to win !

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Your friendly Hooker May 09, 2014 6:14 pm

What exactly is going on at 1:18? Looks like the winger might be getting a little too friendly.

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Herman Munster May 09, 2014 6:46 pm

Was just about to post something on that, a few slaps on Mumm's arse and an old wank for good measure. What is he like?

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Number11 May 09, 2014 8:02 pm

It's an Exeter inside-joke. It happens after they score usually, and someone gives the try scorer a few pats as some sort of "happy ending".

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Rugbydump May 09, 2014 8:17 pm

Yep, not the first time it's happened!

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Joaco May 09, 2014 9:25 pm

So they get milked on the field, are they?

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Osprey09 May 09, 2014 9:38 pm

Brown - Great team try

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xxxwookie May 09, 2014 9:55 pm

Elliot's try was called right at the start of the campaign and it was brilliant. Similarly, Mumm's try used half the team and a good run in from the second row, brilliant try. Elliot's is arguably the best because of all of the deft little touches and offloads that continue the move - sublime

However, I have a softspot for seeing someone crushed when failing to tackle a big man on a strong run and Mulipola's switch from Goneva followed by a pretty compelling sprint 30+ metres to the line is exactly the thing I like to see and if I were a judge I might possibly have been swayed with that one.

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Jimbob May 09, 2014 10:10 pm

2 solid tries and a few average ones, Most of these wouldn't make tries of the week in Super Rugby.

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Will May 10, 2014 7:16 am

Jimbob I don't think it's fair to compare the Premiership to Super Rugby. I agree that the quality of tries in SuperRugby is better but those are the best five clubs from the (current) top three rugby nations, the Prem is just English clubs.

The European Cup games are a fairer comparison.

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Big-fella May 09, 2014 10:35 pm

Abendenon for sure. No 1 try was bad, and some showed good teamwork, but Bendy showed the best individual skill, executed spectacularly to allow the finish, and finish he did! No other try had that team and induvidual skill combo like that.
Bendy all the way!

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Wilzah May 09, 2014 10:36 pm

did anyone else notice the 2nd try by number 4. The guy coming and hugging him starts rubbing the number 4's private

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Reality May 10, 2014 4:49 pm

I think the five people that commented about it above noticed it.

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DanKnapp May 11, 2014 2:10 pm

*gives Reality a happy-ending*

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Wasps2207 May 10, 2014 3:48 pm

Biased, but the footwork for Wade's try is absolutely sublime. In terms of team try, Sarries' interplay and patience was brilliant for Brown's score.

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Guest May 11, 2014 6:48 pm

Think this one should've been in the list. A great team try with a fantastic bit of skill too:

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MisterDavid May 12, 2014 7:14 pm

This is only Premiership tries.

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TomehMartin May 13, 2014 5:34 pm

What about Damian Welch's try vs Bath! Not often you see a 2nd row score from the 10m line beating 2 or 3 in the process!

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Stubby May 14, 2014 1:49 pm

Christian Wade is disqualified for football(soccer)-style try celebration. Dumbass.

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