Monday, March 26, 2012

Demon hand-off!

This is Waratah's lock Dean Mumm's monster fend against Marcel Coetzee in the 'Tahs' 34-30 Super Rugby win against the Sharks. At one stage the Sharks opened up an 11-point lead over the Waratahs, but they let the home team back into it, as they scored three quick tries, for a four-point win. To their credit, the Tahs showed a fair amount of heart in fighting back, nowhere better exemplified than this colossal hand-off of Sharks flank Marcel Coetzee, as the blue wave surged upfield for the winning try. Coetzee only has himself to blame, for coming in so high. But with the way players are offloading in the tackle these days, particularly on line-breaks like this, it's a bit of a no-win situation. One hopes the big man didn't do himself a mischief, but he's apparently okay, and has been named in this weekend's Sharks team to face the Brumbies in Canberra.

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