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05th Jan 2016

VIDEO: Blinding try sums up attacking philosophy at Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble

Mighty stuff

Patrick McCarry

How Leinster could do with some pace and brio like this.

Grenoble secured a much-needed win over Ulster’s upcoming Champions Cup opponents Oyannax at the weekend.

Bernard Jackman’s side started the season well before faltering in recent weeks. That was until they put a serious beating on their Top 14 rivals.

Chris Farrell, who had an assist, and Denis Coulson appeared for Greoble in their comprehensive, 42-17 win.

The home side, who also have former Munster out-half Mike Prendergast as backs coach, ran in five tries to breach the 30-try mark for the season. Grenoble are 10th in the league but are fifth highest in the try-scoring table [Toulon lead that on 47].

Jackman has instilled an attacking, ball-running philosophy within his team. They often play fast and loose, with offloads and daring set-plays a feature.

The former Leinster hooker made one of the signings of 2014 when he brought in flying fullback Gio Alpon. 18 months on and he is still torching defences. This Charl McLeod try, scored in the first half, shows Alpon and Jackman’s Grenoble at their best.

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