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Vote for your Autumn Nations Try of the Week – Round Three

Vote for your Autumn Nations Try of the Week – Round Three

Try of the Week

The Autumn Nations Series treated us to another superb weekend of action, with six entertaining test matches, now it is that time of the week: time to vote for Try of the Week.

We have picked four incredible tries from the weekend to remind you of them before you vote for your favourite:

James Lowe (Ireland) 

Ireland were magnificent against New Zealand, earning just their third win in history against the All Blacks.

James Lowe’s try was the start of a historic win, and whilst Lowe finished it off, it was very much a team effort.

After kicking to the corner, and with Codie Taylor sin-binned, Ireland initially hammered away with their forwards and then were able to eventually find the space to beat the defence, with Johnny Sexton passing to Bundee Aki whose wide pass reached Hugo Keenan.

The full-back hit the ball at pace and then his pass to Lowe was spot on, and the finish in the corner was simply world class.

Makazole Mapimpi (second try) (South Africa) 

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Makazole Mapimpi has become a real try-scoring machine for the Springboks, and this week we saw more prime evidence of that at BT Murrayfield.

There appeared to be nothing on in the second half in Edinburgh, until the ball found its way to Damian De Allende, who was able to break through the Scottish tackles an offload magnificently to Mapimpi.

Having already shown his electric pace earlier on in the game, there was once again to be no stopping the Springbok winger and he dashed into the corner to score his second and put South Africa into the lead.

Waisea Nayacalevu (second try) (Fiji) 

The Fijians put in a magnificent showing of their traditional exciting rugby at Principality Stadium, and this try was a perfect example of that.

The ball was kicked into the hands of full-back Setariki Tuicuvu, who marked it and took a quick tap, immediately sparking a Fijian attack down the left-hand flank.

He broke inside, offloaded to Vilimoni Botitu who drew his man and fed out to captain Waisea Nayacalevu who still had a lot of work to do to finish in the corner.

The Flying Fijian centre was able to find the afterburners however and dot down in the corner magnificently.

 Freddie Steward (England) 

Twickenham has not erupted like it did for Freddie Steward’s first England try for a very, very long time, and rightly so, it was a sensational score.

England built up the phases right on the other side of the pitch, with Courtney Lawes passing inside to Sam Underhill, who crashed over the gain line, leaving Australia helpless in defensive cover.

By the time the ball reached Marcus Smith, England had an overlap, and the fly-half took a little step to hold the defence befor putting Steward through a gaping hole in the Wallabies defence. The full-back then had the footwork and pace to get around Kurtley Beale and dot down under the posts.

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