The 2015 Rugby World Cup has certainly dished out its fair share of shocks and great plays, and as the incredible tournament comes to a close, we’ve decided to have a look back and reflect on some of the best tries from the competition.
It has to be said we’ve been pretty spoiled this year with some outstanding tries from a number of world rugby’s brightest stars. However, a number of relatively unknown players have managed to produce on rugby’s biggest stage.
Severely hampered by injury, Wales, still managed to supply rugby fans with one of the tries of the tournament. Against England, Lloyd Williams sprayed a pin-point kick that was snapped up by Gareth Davies to touch down under the posts.
This is just a superb effort from Pumas winger Santiago Cordero. Despite being way ahead on the scoreboard, Cordero still finished the move off in style showing off some seriously impressive pace and power to race clear for the line.
Irish full-back Simon Zebo was a stand-out figure during the tournament and his searing pace and incisive pass inside put Rob Kearney in for a fantastic breakaway score.
Australia’s illustrious Quade Cooper has had some standout moments this tournament and at no time was he more impressive than when he set up a classic team try for Matt Toomua. A trademark side-step bamboozled the Uruguayan defence before some neat interplay with Kurtley Beale saw Toomua run in untouched.
Canada’s Van der Merwe showed off his electric pace for one of the tries of the tournament. The South African winger brilliantly tracked his inside pass to Ciaran Hearn before cutting back to evade several Italian defenders and go in under the posts.