Monday 19 March 2018 / 08:21 AM

Best try-saving tackles of the 2014 season

They say it’s as good as scoring one: the try-saving tackle. And like the NRL’s freakish wingers who continue to explore the boundaries of gravity-defying tries, defenders are finding new, extraordinary ways of preventing their opponents from dotting down.

The 2014 season witnessed some of the most sensational try-savers we’ve seen, from grass-cutting cover tackles to ball-and-all efforts on the try-line, many of which rank among the biggest plays of the season.

This outstanding compilation counts down the best 15 try-savers of 2014, with the Top 5 comprised of Brett Stewart’s textbook tackle around the legs of opposing fullback Greg Inglis; Darius Boyd’s remarkable chase and cover tackle on long-striding Warriors winger David Fusitua; Josh Morris’ match-saving tackle of flying Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson; Jarryd Hayne’s tackle that forced the ball loose from a try-line bound Sam Thaiday in Origin II, a vital moment in the Blues’ series win; and the combined effort of Lewis Brown and Matt Moylan to deny Sam Perrett in the preliminary final. 

There was one glaring omission, however, so we’ve included a bonus try-saver – Mitchell Pearce’s incredible effort in mowing down a runaway Inglis in the final round of the regular season. 

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