Two-time European Cup winner Bryan Habana has said that Rhys Priestland’s try for Scarlets in the 2010/11 season against Perpignan is one that has “become entrenched in Heineken Champions Cup history” as he picked out his honourable mentions in our Tissot 10 competition.
EPCR and Official Partner Tissot have teamed up in celebration of a quarter of a century of rugby in what is now the Heineken Champions Cup, offering you the chance to select the best try, place kick and drop goal since the tournament started in 1995.
Takudzwa Ngwenya’s phenomenal individual effort for Biarritz against Ospreys in April 2010 earned first place in the competition for the best try, but the former RC Toulon and Springboks wing Habana also picked out his personal favourites from the past 25 years.
The former South Africa international was full of praise for a sensational team try that was finished off by Priestland as Scarlets edged an entertaining encounter against Perpignan in 2010.
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“Not so much the finish, but the absolute brilliance in the handling throughout that movement was exceptional,” Habana said.
“It was a set of skills between backs and forwards that culminated in what was probably not only a memorable try in that season, but one that has become entrenched in Heineken Champions Cup history.”
Habana also offered a special mention to Leon Lloyd’s score for Leicester Tigers in the 2001 final – a try that would help the English side to a thrilling 34-30 victory over Stade Français.
“And then, 20 years ago, the significance of Leon Lloyd’s try that not only sealed the victory for Leicester, but gave them the opportunity to be crowned champions of Europe.”