Have you ever wondered what the best ever try was at the Hong Kong Sevens? Well, there has been some superb ones, but this one stands out a mile. You probably know which one I am talking about. It’s Tomasi Cama’s try at the 1990 New Zealand- Fiji final.
I was there and I tell you the crowd went absolutely nuts. 15 seconds of 30,000 people with their jaws hanging wide open, followed by an ecstatic rush of adrenaline. I can only compare it to jumping out of an aeroplane at 4000 metres, freefalling for 3000 metres and then pulling the shoot. Whoooooooooomph!
There’s a clip of this on YouTube (I have embedded it here).
You get a real feel for the wizardry going on here, but the quality is not great. For a high quality video, see below (big thanks to Joave Seru for posting this).
Here’s the FULL GAME (minute 5 for The Best Ever Hong Kong Sevens Try) Click HERE for Higher quality footage. Amazing. It’s worth watching the whole game, but if you haven’t got time just skip to minute 5. And it’s even more of a classic given that the “Serevi” of Rugby Commentators, Bill Mclaren, is on the mike: “he’s flipped it to the Big Fella, and he’s heading for the try line like a steam train”! And my favourite bit about the unsuccessful chaser: “and there’s John Gallagher, and he’s no Slow Coach”.