2002 Masters Games Rugby Grand Final

The 2002 Masters games premier rugby grand final was a much anticipated game played in front of a large crowd in Parkville, Melbourne.

The Melbourne Vikings team were heavily favoured to dispatch Harlequin Academicals having some extremely talented and experienced players. And although it took a while for them to open the scoring against their plucky opponents they ultimately didn’t disappoint.

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  1. The vikings bust out down the right wing to score the opening try:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2014/11/masters_games_gf_try1.mpg
  2. A beautiful move of the back of the scrum leads to a try under the posts:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2014/11/masters_games_gf_try2.mpg
  3. Standing up the winger to score in the left corner:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2014/11/masters_games_gf_try3.mpg
  4. More class backline moves from the back of the scrum:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2014/11/masters_games_gf_try4.mpg
  5. Bursting through from the back of a maul:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2014/11/masters_games_gf_try5.mpg
  6. A great example of keeping the ball alive:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2014/11/masters_games_gf_try6.mpg
  7. What an offload:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2014/11/masters_games_gf_try7.mpg
  8. The Vikings drive and then scyth through a tiring defence:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2014/11/masters_games_gf_try8.mpg
  9. A right foot step sets up a great try:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2014/11/masters_games_gf_try9.mpg
  10. Another try for the fullback:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2014/11/masters_games_gf_try10.mpg
  11. The Vikings post match celebrations:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2014/11/masters_games_gf_celebration.mpg

Words and video by Peter Shaw

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