Thursday, March 29, 2012

Taku Ngwenya Magic vs Lyon

Biarritz´s dreadful season looks to be over as the Basque club´s survival in the French Top 14 now looks to have been confirmed. The club was at the bottom of the standings for much of this season after it opted to not sign medial jokers during the World Cup which left the team with a severely weakened squad. Amongst the missing players were players involved in the World Cup for France and Argentina and  Takudzwa Ngwenya who had a quiet World Cup for the United States of America. Against form and predictions, Ngwenya failed to score a try at the World Cup as the USA, as despite pushing Italy and Ireland hard and defeating Russia the North Americans only scored four tries in the tournament.

Since his return from New Zealand, Ngwenya has performed to a high standard. Ngwenya scored his first try of the season in the first weekend after the end of the World Cup in a home Heineken Cup match vs English side and reigning Aviva Premiership Champions, Saracens. In late January he ran in three tries vs Welsh region, the Ospreys. he has also scored some great tries in the Top 14 Orange this season such as finishing off what has been one of the best tries this season vs Montpellier in December. This past weekend he scored for the second time in as many matches as he had a superb match vs the bottom placed Lyon OU. Ngwenya finished off a great break from former French international centre, Damien Traille to go over in the left corner. He was breaking the line at will in general play as the USA Eagles flyer could came close to creating multiple tries for his colleagues only for the support to be lacking when it mattered. 

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