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Video: Stephen Ferris Identifies His Own Best Moment On A Rugby Pitch

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 03: British and Irish Lions forward Stephen Ferris races away to score during the match between the Golden Lions and The British and Irish Lions on their 2009 tour of South Africa at Ellis Park Stadium on June 3, 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Ulster legend Stephen Ferris has his say on what his favourite rugby moment actually was.

Earlier this week this writer wrote an article looking back at the rugby legend that is Ulsterman Stephen Ferris and some of his highlight reel of tackles and line breaks. Having to keep a limit on the endless choices available, the final cut generated much interest and discussion as to just what really was his best moment on the field.

With so many personal opinions on the matter, luckily the man himself has gotten involved to settle the discussion.

Never a man to shy from a tackle or take a step back, Ferris’ comments via Twitter shows just why the man is held in such high regard.

Given this statement by Ferris, it’s no wonder that hours could be spent trawling through highlight after highlight. ‘The more physical the better’, he said. A scary thought when you consider the reality of a 6ft 4in, 18 stone beast of a man gleefully anticipating the physical contest. The likes of Lee Byrne, Will Genia, Kristian Phillips and the entire 2011 Clermont that faced Ulster can all surely attest to Ferris’ sentiment above.

Following Ferris’ comments yesterday there followed an impromptu discussion with the Ulster legend and it was quite rightly pointed out that missing from the original article was the incredible solo try by Ferris for the British and Irish Lions during the 2009 tour of South Africa, during the warm-up game against the Golden Lions.

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When asked of his own favourite moment, Ferris himself confirmed that this was likely up there at the top of the list.

That’s it so. Settled by the great man himself.

It is only right then that we remind ourselves of one of the finest Lions tries in recent memory. With the Lions routing the Golden Lions and the content long over, the big Irish flanker showed the southern hemisphere he was more than just a formidable tackler.

Picking the ball up inside his own 22 metre line, he scorches the opposition with lightning speed, cantering to the try line and into the memory books with one of the most memorable moments of the 2009 Lions tour.

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Irish rugby has excelled in the last few years and we have been spoiled with some fantastic contests and tournaments. Still, you can’t help but wonder just how much more could have been achieved with Stephen Ferris lining out in green at no. 6.

Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.