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Tadhg Beirne Beats Off Stiff Competition For Champions Cup Try Of The Season

Tadhg Beirne received the award for Champions Cup try of the season after an excellent length of pitch effort led to Scarlets scoring one of the best team tries we have seen in some time.

The try took place in Scarlets’ fixture with Bath at the Rec and it all began when Rhys Patchell received the ball on his own 22 from a box-kick.

From there it was a display of top-quality offloading as Wayne Pivac’s side made there way up the pitch before Tadhg Beirne received the ball and side-stepped Anthony Watson to crash over the line.

Check it out below.

The other contenders for the award were Andrew Conway for his superb solo effort against Toulon in the Champions Cup quarter-final at Thomond Park and Tommy Seymour’s sublime individual effort for the Glasgow Warriors against the Exeter Chiefs.

The result was decided upon by 3,000 votes and with input from Brian O’Driscoll who said: “This was an incredible team try combining wonderful offloading, clever angles of running, ball handling of the highest order, eventually finished off by a second row flat-footing Anthony Watson with a step any outside back would have been proud of.”

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email seanmc@punditarena.com or on Twitter