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23 of the most sensational rugby tries in 2013

We’ve picked out some of the most memorable scores from the year, but which was your favourite?

THIS YEAR WAS a brilliant one for spectacular tries. With Super Rugby serving up its usual feast of attacking rugby, a Lions tour, a wonderful Rugby Championship, the Six Nations, Top 14 and Pro12 action we were spoiled for choice.

We’ve picked out 23 of the scores that stood out for us. Watch these beauties and then let us know which one was your own favourite.

George North punishes the Wallabies’ loose kick in the first Lions Test in June


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Stuart Hogg intercepts a try-scoring pass and shows his searing pace against Italy


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Canadian sevens star Phil Mack demonstrates his footballing skills (go to the 0.58 mark)


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An incredible three-minute spell of play ends with Tim Nanai Williams scoring for the Chiefs against the Highlanders

You’ll have to click through to YouTube to watch this one but trust us, it’s worth it!

Simon Zebo’s magical flick leads to a try for Cian Healy as Ireland beat Wales


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David Nofoaluma defies the laws of gravity to score for NRL side West Tigers against the Manly Sea Eagles


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We’re really sorry but in terms of sheer skill levels under pressure, this effort from the All Blacks was stunning


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Colin Slade starts and finishes a magnificent team try for the Highlanders against the Chiefs


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Julian Savea shows that route one can be beautiful too as he sits down Izzy Dagg


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Wesley Fofana finally gets moved to the centre for France and cuts England to shreds


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We love a good set-piece try and this effort from Leinster was one of the most memorable this year


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Luke Morahan of the Queensland Reds scores an unbelievably good individual try against the Lions


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Dean Whare produces a sublime pass for New Zealand against England in the Rugby League World Cup semi-final


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Will Genia shows how counter-attacking is done by setting up a try for Israel Folau with an intelligent grubber kick


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Max Evans’ clever pass behind the back sets up a long-range score for Castres against Ulster


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Tamati Ellison’s one for the Highlanders against the Crusaders was even better


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Since we’re on the subject of flicks behind the back, this one from Ruan Pienaar to Andrew Trimble was pretty special


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Perpignan’s Tommaso Benvenuti finishes off a wonderful counter-attack against Stade Francais


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Determination? Pure passion? Step right up Jean de Villers! (NB watch all the tries from this game)


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Clermont show off their heady mixture of power, pace and passing against Exeter


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Australia blitz Wales with a try that has it all [starts at the 1.26 mark]


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Wesley Fofana makes a mockery of Toulouse’s defence in the Top 14


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The Reds go coast-to-coast to scorch the Sharks in Super Rugby [starts 0.38]


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Which was your favourite try from 2013? Did we leave any stunning efforts out?

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