Tuesday, August 26, 2008
As the Air New Zealand Cup 2008 continues to produce exciting, competitive rugby week in a week out, we take a look back at a great try from round three when Hawke's Bay hosted Southland in Napier.
The tight encounter ended 20-16 to the visitors Southland after a nail biting finish which saw them soak up the clock to secure the win.
The moment of the match though was surely the fantastic effort from flanker Karl Lowe, who after receiving a well timed short ball from New Zealand u19 star Zac Guildford, took off, beating no less than four defenders before getting the ball down for a superb individual try.
Fast, strong, and a well balanced runner, Lowe caught the eye with this effort, showing what he can do with little space to work in.
One or two of the tackles were indeed questionable, but you can only do so much when a guy shoves a big paw in your face. We like to commend great tries, rather than criticise bad defence.
This 60m classic, from a forward nonetheless, deserves to be noted as one of the tries of the season so far.
PLEASE NOTE: This video has been removed by Mediazone, who own the rights to the footage and no longer allow us to use it. Apologies from our side.