Wednesday, February 09, 2011
After a great opening weekend of Six Nations rugby, it seems as though there were a few key incidents or moments in the games that grabbed most of the plaudits and attention. This is one of them.
You will have seen the highlights of the France vs Scotland game here on RD earlier in the week, so by now have probably already seen this try but I thought it would be nice to post it on it's own for those of you who fancy seeing the neat bit of skill again.
Francois Trinh-Duc was brought back into the French side as flyhalf after Damien Traille was fairly unsuccessful there during the Autumn Internationals. It seems as though it was a good move by coach Marc Lievremont, as the 24 year old got his backline going nicely all match, including this outrageous flick pass that resulted in a try.
It was no doubt just a 50-50 pass that came instinctively, but it worked perfectly and number eight Imanol Harinordoquy was the worthy beneficiary of the flick pass, finishing well before bringing a smile to the face of young Trinh-Duc, who was probably as surprised as everyone.
The last time we saw a scoring pass from a flick through the legs must have been that try Joe Rokocoko scored against the Springboks in 2003. On that occasion it was the man you'd most expect it from, Carlos Spencer. This time, it's Trinh-Duc who has been added to the archives.
Carlos Spencer through the legs pass