Best Game Of All Time?

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Arnold Rimmer, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Pardon me if there has been a thread on this already, but anyhow tough luck.

    I'm interested to see if people can give their opinions and possibly nominations for the best game and try of all time.

    My best game would have to be the one where Rob Andrew (bless his heart) sunk Australia in the quarter-finals on the 95 world cup.

    Best try? I've always liked Richard Bands' springbok effort against the All Blacks. He looked for all the world like a giant runaway wheelie bin. Or perhaps the final french try against the All Blacks in second 94 test?

    Yours please?
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  3. InsaneAsylum

    InsaneAsylum Guest

    my own personal favourites (being a wallabies fan). they come from the same game:

    RWC2003 semi final, wallabies defeated all blacks against all odds

    sterling mortlock's intercept off a king carlos pass and 80m run to score under the posts
  4. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    The game NZ v Oz where Jonah scored right at the end for us to win 33-31 or something to that effect. In Melbourne was it? Sh*t my memories to crap... help anyone?
  5. DC

    DC Guest

    best game couldnt tell you

    best try

    gareth edwards barbies vs allblacks..
  6. I can watch the 1973 BaaBaas vs ABs match over and over again.

    The game is packed with quality, and I doubt anyone could name any team with as many great players as the BaaBaas put out that day. The backline was simply awesome.
  7. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Yep fantastic game that , and definately the greatest 2 game series ever!

    2000 Game 1 35-39 ...... AB's sprint out to a 24 point lead inside the first 10 minutes, Wallabies fight back to level it at half time, Wallabies take the lead with only the kick-off to contend with,then in the dying moments of the match big Jonah crashes over for the match winner. :wall:

    2000 Game 2 24-23....... in the final seconds of the return leg with Mortlock off the field and Australia down by two points...... the great John Eales steps up and nails the match winning penalty from the sideline to retain the Bledisloe.:champion:

    Dobrien7, first game was in Sydney(telstra) and the return leg was in Wellington(westpac).
  8. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Said 2000 game above... The Greatest Game ever played in front of the Greatest Crowd (110,000)


    - 1995 RWC Final
    - 1996 2nd test in the AB's vs Springboks series to give New Zealand its first test series victory on South African soil
  9. esoj

    esoj Guest

    that game in 2000 I have it on tape.

    game long time ago abs v wallabies at athletic park. abs cleaned up in pouring rain and mud 43-7
  10. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    The one in 1996?
  11. esoj

    esoj Guest

    yeah 1996 I think. great game. was raining and muddy and the abs played an awesome game simply blew the aussies off the park.
  12. BigTen

    BigTen Guest

    The game was 43-6 and was one of the best lessons on how to play wet weather rugby.

    The Wallabies follishly choose to ignore the haka and the rest is history.
  13. MightyQuin

    MightyQuin Guest

    The 1st Baa-Baa's try by Edwards would also get my vote for best try.

    Best match is more difficult - I would say it would need to be one where everyone who watched it, whether they supported one of the teams or not, would say it was a great game.

    A few games that spring to mind are the two between NZ and Aus in 2000 and also SA v NZ the same year, the 1995 and 2003 world cup finals, 87 world cup semi when France beat Aus (yep, I'm old!), the 2001 (Leicester/Stade) and 2004 (Wasps/Toulouse) European cup finals,

    However, my vote goes to the 1999 World Cup semi-final - when France came back from 24-10 down against a seemingly unbeatable Lomu-inspired All-Black team, to turn it round and win 43-31.
  14. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    Ah yes it all comes flooding back to me now... cheers :)
  15. InsaneAsylum

    InsaneAsylum Guest

    first ever official tri-nations game
  16. kick2touch

    kick2touch Guest

    Ireland v England 2004- we beat the world champs in "Fortress Twickenham" 19-13 with Gordon Darcy making the best individual break I have ever seen leading up to our try

    other good ones being
    RWC final 2003
    Wales v France 2005
    Munster v Sale in Thomand 2006
    Ireland v England 2006
  17. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    The 2000 Bledisloe match by a bloody mile

    It is by far the greatest rugby match of all time

    I'll never forget it.
  18. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    Mightyquin, I fully agree with you as far as Test Rugby is concerned. Regarding club Rugby I have not found so far that the H-cup finals offered Top quality. Thy can be thrilling but are hardly festival of attacking Rugby.
  19. Gavin

    Gavin Guest

    Best game which meant something was the Munster vs Sale game in Limerick.. Best game which was all for fun has to be The North vs The South in Twickers..

    Best try was either the French try against New Zealand in 1994 called "The try from the edge of the Earth"..


    For sheer class out of nothing, one of Dominic's tries against the All Blacks in the 1999 World Cup, or one of Lomu's two tries, even the one against England..

    There are so many to think about it's hard to keep track of them all..
  20. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    August 5th 2006 - Aussie v SAF :p :bleh!:

  21. 1996 ABs VS Aus
    2000 Abs Vs Aus
    1995 WC semi ABs Vs England
    and 2000 NPC final first and proly only time in my lifetime Wellington will win the NPC lol
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