Vote for 'Fans' favourite' try of the year

(IRB.COM) Wednesday 15 May 2013
 
 Vote for 'Fans' favourite' try of the year
Is Diego Palma's try from the London Sevens your favourite of the season? Vote from the nine fans' favourite tries of the season at facebook.com/irbsevens

Fans are invited to vote for their favourite try of the HSBC Sevens World Series from the fans' favourite tries from the nine rounds.

Throughout the 2012/13 Series, fans have been voting for their favourite try from the 'Seven of the best' video from each of the nine rounds in Australia, Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, Hong Kong, Japan, Scotland and England.

VOTE FOR THE FANS' FAVOURITE TRY OF THE SERIES >>

With six different countries represented fans can now visit facebook.com/irbsevens to vote in an online poll or use #SevensFansFave with the name of their favourite try from the nine. 

The try with the most votes after one week will be named the fans' favourite try for the Series. You can watch all of the individual tournament's fans' favourite ries in the playlist below, with each try following on from the next.

Fans' favourite tries of the Series

1. London Sevens, Diego Palma v England: Having stolen the ball from England on their own try line through great work from the forwards the ball was shipped to the backs where Matias Moroni deftly kicked the ball through the onrushing English defence for Argentina's try machine Palma, who perhaps returned to the Argentinean squad with one eye on the Rugby World Cup Sevens, to score.

2. Glasgow Sevens, Matias Moroni v New Zealand: Argentina may have lost 42-10 to New Zealand in the Cup quarter finals in Glasgow but the first try of the match was perhaps the best from Moroni. Nicolas Bruzzone offloaded superbly to Moroni who turned his man inside out. That his man was Gillies Kaka, the tormenter of defences in 2013, made the try even more special.

3. Tokyo Sevens, Alex Webber v Kenya: Webber demonstrated his wonderful skills and pace to great effect in his try against Kenya at the end of day one, performing two mercurial sidesteps to break his way through the Kenya defence leaving the sweeper with no chance.

4. Hong Kong Sevens, Cory Allen v Fiji: Allen gave Wales the dream start in their Cup final against Fiji in Hong Kong. The first of two tries for Allen in the final, he collected the ball on his own try line and with centimetres to play with showed great composure in front of 40,000 fans, carving his way past the Fijian defence to score under the posts.

5. Las Vegas Sevens, Glenn Lewis Rolls v Australia:
Lewis Rolls scored Spain's final two tries in their victory over Australia at the Sam Boyd Stadium, but one of his finishes stood out to you. Playing a role in the creation of the try, Rolls was then on hand with some excellent support play to collect the ball from Javier Canosa with just inches to the try line before diving over to score.

6. New Zealand Sevens, Sean Duke v South Africa: Phil Mack intercepted the ball, passed to Nathan Hirayama, who in turn gave the ball to Ciaran Hearn who showed great skills with a 'SBW' offload to Duke. The wing, as he did all season, sprinted to the line for a try that helped give Canada a win over South Africa.

7. South Africa Sevens, Pedro Martin v Kenya: Spain's wing showed skill, speed, determination and commitment in scoring his sides' second try against Kenya. Having collected his own kick, Martin put his body on the line to cross the line, but it was not enough to help with the win as his side lost 26-14 in the pool stages.

8. Dubai Sevens, Pedro Leal v Samoa: Despite losing the match 24-19 with the final play of the match, Leal's try had drawn the scores level at 19-19. Having turned the ball over in their own half, 'Popcorn' received the ball before showing brilliant skill to outsmart the eventual Dubai champions' defence.

9. Gold Coast Sevens, Joji Ragamate v South Africa: Ragamate collects the ball on his own line before chipping over Branco du Preez, collection and then exchanging passes with Ilai Tinai to race the entire length of the pitch on the stroke of half time in the Cup semi final in Australia. The try gave the eventual champions a 14-7 lead in the match, which they went on to win 21-10.