Watch: The top ten tries from Rugby World Cup Japan 2019

Check out World Rugby’s choices for the top ten tries of the recently completed Rugby World Cup in Japan and relive some of the magic.

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World Rugby has deliberated and decided on the ten best tries scored from the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

TJ Perenara’s epic score for the All Blacks against Namibia was named try of the year at the World Rugby awards and unsurprisingly tops the list.

10 – Josh Adams (Wales) vs Fiji

The Rugby World Cup’s joint-top try-scorer showed tremendous killer instinct throughout the tournament, but one of his best finishes came against Fiji.

Jonathan Davies burst through the Fiji line with a hand-off, but the angle of his run left Adams with some work to do to round off the score. He would leap up to avoid the wreckage of Davies being tackled and complete the try from an improbable position.

9 Joe Cokanasiga (England) vs USA

Another team effort this time from England this one was started by a bullocking run from substitute prop Ellis Genge who bounced off a couple of defenders down the short-side.

Genge didn’t attempt the off-load, England recycled the ball quickly though and with the US line struggling to get back Cokanasiga stepped through and burst over to score.

8 Kotaro Matsushima (Japan) vs Scotland

Kotaro Matsushima was in terrific form at the Rugby World Cup playing a big part in Japan making the last eight for the first time.

His score against Scotland was a prime example of the type of Rugby the Brave Blossoms play. Japan used quick hands to get the ball wide to Kenki Fukuoka whose offload off the deck left the Scottish defence no chance to lay a hand on Matsushima.

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Kenki Fukuoka of Japan congratulates try scorer Kotaro Matsushima (14) as he scores their first try during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group A game between Japan and Scotland at International Stadium Yokohama on October 13, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

7 George North (Wales vs Georgia)

A great example of both the danger of scrumhalf Tomos Williams around the fringes and the power and footwork of winger George North.

The try was set up by a poor kick from Georgia but there were a sea of bodies between Wales and the corner. Williams ducked under one and stepped round another but when he offloaded to North the wing proved unstoppable at short range.

6 Marika Koroibete (Australia) vs Georgia

Georgia were the victims again but this time it was a Wallaby error that immediately preceded a moment of magic from Koroibete.

If you need a textbook example of an individual try, this score would be perfect.

Picking up a loose pass that had gone to ground, Koroibete spied a hole in the defence, and once he broke the line, it was game over for the Georgians.

5 Cobus Reinach (Springboks) vs Canada

Reinach scored a hat-trick against Canada who gave the Northampton scrumhalf a little too much space around the breakdown.

His chip ahead was perfectly weighted and bounced up into his hands as though it was on a string.

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Cobus Reinach of South Africa runs with the ball during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game between South Africa and Canada at Kobe Misaki Stadium on October 08, 2019 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

4 Kenki Fukuoka (Japan) vs Scotland

In big matches, big players come to the fore, and the Rugby World Cup showed Fukuoka was one of those.

With Scotland trying to break down a determined Japan defence they were left exposed when Fukuoka ripped the ball in the tackle and steamed to the line. His try secured Japan the bonus-point that ensured they would progress as group winners.

3 George Bridge (New Zealand) vs South Africa

The All Blacks showed the Springboks how dangerous they could be from broken play.

There may have been an extremely suspect pass from Richie Mo’unga in the build-up, but Beauden Barrett did brilliantly to beat the rush and set up Bridge for a crucial score.

2 Keita Inagaki (Japan) vs Scotland

Inagaki was a real workhorse for Japan at the RWC, and this try gave him some reward for his graft.

Japan scored some scintillating tries in that memorable win over Scotland, this one stands out though, involving many of Japan’s stars including offload king Timothy Lafaele.

1 TJ Perenara (New Zealand) vs Namibia 

The try of the year was the All Blacks score against Namibia who made life difficult for the defending champions in the early going before the Kiwis skill came to the fore.

Perenara was twice involved in the sweeping attack doing so well to return to his feet and stay in the chase before pulling off a miracle finish in the corner.

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