Thursday, June 7, 2012

Al Charron´ classic try for Canada vs Romania

Not only was Canadians rugby doing very well in the 1990´s, knocking over Tier one sides, but the team was also scoring some superb tries. One of the greats was scored by backrower Al Charron vs Romania at Rugby World Cup 1995. The try came in the second half of the Pool clash between the to sides and sealed the North American´ victory. Romania had tried to clear its lines only for Canada to catch the ball on the full near the halfway line and laucnh a counter attack which show cased the importance of having support runners. Charron recieved a pass on the 22 metre line and showed great pace to finish off the try. 

Charron was a long time servant of Canadian rugby, playing in four positions at international level, earning a remarkable 76 caps for his country - a Canadian record. He was a professional playing for Bristol and Moseley in England and Pau and Dax in France. He also played in four Rugby World Cup´s, captaining Canada in Australia 2003.

Was his try vs Romania the best Canadian try in the history of the Rugby World Cup?

1 comment:

  1. Hola amigos, can you help me found players with Russian roots? I have found 7 people, do you know anything about them?
    Agustin Chirulnikoff (San Andres) - center
    Felipe Bunchikoff (San Andres) - hooker
    Cristian Potarsky (CASI) - prop
    Julián Tisimiensky (Belgrano) - 3 line
    Diego Bourdin (La Plata) - center
    Martin Bourdin (La Plata) - 3 line
    Alejandro Bagattin (Olivos) - wing