Wednesday, 2 January 2013

You Vote Quins Match Best in 2012

Poll Results In

Tigers 36 Gloucester 3, 4th March
  1 (2%)

London Irish 32 Tigers 41, 25th March
  0 (0%)
Harlequins 33 Tigers 43, 21st April
  23 (56%)

Tigers 39 Ospreys 22, 21st October
  2 (4%)

Tigers 32 Maori 24, 13th November
  14 (34%)

Its coming in December
  1 (2%)

The Poll is now closed; the votes have been counted and verified.

The Ultra SubMarines have spoken. 

With 56% of the vote the overwhelming winner was the terrific come from behind victory away to Harlequins on the 21st of April.   

Tries from Alesana Tuilagi, Steve Mafi and a brace from Thomas Waldrom secured Tigers the bonus point victory, but the real story was the come from behind nature of the win.  After Waldrom’s first try, from a driving maul, Ugo Monye intercepted Toby Flood’s pass for one try whilst Nick Easter shrugged off Tom Croft, who broke his neck in the tackle, for a second to make the score 23-10 to the home side after half an hour.  Steve Mafi replaced the stricken Croft and scored a neat solo try, picking up from the ruck and going through the middle, which started the comeback on the stroke of half time.

Two Flood penalties drew the scores level at 26 all before George Lowe pounced on Nick Evans grubber to put the Quins ahead again.  This was when the Tigers really clicked into gear, with 15 minutes to go Ben Youngs and Anthoney Allen made breaks to put Tigers deep into the Quins 22 before Geordan Murphy’s laser guided pass found Alesana Tuilgi for the score in the corner.  The momentum was all with Tigers now and Flood found Waldrom on a trademark supporting line for the bonus point try.  Tigers were back in the lead for the first time since the 19th minute.  With barely a minute to go George Lowe gambled that the ball was out and lost his side the losing bonus point as Flood converted a penalty to make the final score 43-33.  What Ifs are pointless but What If he’d have been fit for the final?  I guess we’ll never know.

Clear in second place was the magic Maori match, where tries from Thompstone and Morris ended the Maori’s 5 year unbeaten run.

Just edging third was the Ospreys match with its crazy ten minute rampage that could still prove crucial in determining our Heineken Cup hopes.

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