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Sunday, August 05, 2007

The votes are in...

Both votes for the try and tackle of the year (or at least of the video) were close (and not really affected by some suspicious of multiple voting), and we now have winners:

Tackle of the Year.

3rd: Katie vs Saracens (2:04) - 11%

For a long time this was leading, mainly I suspect because of its sheer comedy potential. Not that anyone does anythng wrong, but there is something slapstick about the way in which the Saracen girl is suddenly lifted clear off her feet and into the crowd by an unseen hand (thanks to Joe partly steeping in the way of the camera).

2nd: Natalie vs Dorking (6:59) - 23%

A late rush of voting for this one nearly pipped the eventual winner. Natalie shows great speed running down a certain Dorking try. Not only does she bring the larger Dorking girl to the floor, but she also traps her arms and prevents her from passing to her support. Great stuff.

1st: Sasha vs Vampyres (4:54) - 24%

This is over in about a second, but its the tackle that gets the big reaction when you show it - everyone goes "Oooo" and winces! Typical Sasha and justification for the nickname. Vampyres girl (probably a wing) picks up the ball in open space near her line. However just on the edge of frame something is moving in at high speed and.... well, that winger's going no-where!

Try of the year:

3rd: Sasha vs Exeter (6:01) - 10%

Having seen what Sasha does when she doesn't have the ball, we now turn to what she can do when she has it. First we see a typical Sasha hand-off, then we find that the inconvience of having one of the Exeter girls hanging round her waist from about 20m out is not going to stop her reaching the line...

2nd: Jess vs Ampthill (2:58) - 27%

A very different sort of try this. Jess receives the ball in her own half with the entire Ampthill team in front of her. The the video seems to switch to fastforward as Jess explodes forward, side-steps three girls and then disappears into the far distance...

1st: Katie vs Liskeard (4:00) - 28%

This is not Katie's try - its a total team effort. Katie actually begins the whole move wth a pass to Jess who explodes through the Liskeard line (as above!), is caught this time though... but there is Natalie on her shoulder. Natalie races for the corner but is held up short, she turns to her left and there is Nikki perfectly placed to take it through the gap Natalie has opened. But Liskeard haven't given up and even Nikki is now pulled up short... but racing though on her right is Katie. Touchdown!

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