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Classic Try: Lions v SA Invitation XV 1980 Add Video

Posted by Scud on December 26, 2013 at 7:08 AM 1595 Views

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Reply Kimbo
8:37 PM on December 29, 2013 
Scud says...
Yeah, it's amazing that that 'two-metre' forward pass to Edwards never gets a mention, when people talk about it as the try of the century. Had it been played in the modern era of 3 touch judges/refs - there's no way, that would have been awarded; in saying that, I remember another two-metre forward pass at Cardiff (in the modern era - 2007), that went 'strangely' unnoticed by the 3 so-called refs!

The try by the Lions in 1980 was outstanding. That Jim Renwick had a huge sidestep on him. I think that's the tour (1980), that the Lions had so many injuries.


You think it was forward?

I don't know. Seems an optical illusion. Bear in mind the pass that Quinnell threw WASN'T intended for Edwards. Instead it was meant for left wing John Bevan, whom Batty had covered.

Instead, Edwards with that incredible acceleration that was one of his trade-marks motored on to it. I reckon that may be where it looks like it is forward.

IMHO
Reply Monz
1:25 PM on December 29, 2013 
The thing that impresses me is the steady improvement in handling over the years. Have a look back at so of the stuff from the 60s. Most sides could string together 5 0r 6 passes without dropping the ball even in good conditions
Reply Monz
1:23 PM on December 29, 2013 
Flourbomber says...
Better than that 73 Barbarians try - you know the one, Gareth Edwards scored after a forward pass.
Reply Scud
4:01 AM on December 29, 2013 
Yeah, it's amazing that that 'two-metre' forward pass to Edwards never gets a mention, when people talk about it as the try of the century. Had it been played in the modern era of 3 touch judges/refs - there's no way, that would have been awarded; in saying that, I remember another two-metre forward pass at Cardiff (in the modern era - 2007), that went 'strangely' unnoticed by the 3 so-called refs!

The try by the Lions in 1980 was outstanding. That Jim Renwick had a huge sidestep on him. I think that's the tour (1980), that the Lions had so many injuries.
Reply Flourbomber
4:19 PM on December 27, 2013 
Better than that 73 Barbarians try - you know the one, Gareth Edwards scored after a forward pass.