Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Rupeni Caucau scored Toulouse's only try as they narrowly beat Brive 23-22 in the French Top 14 a few days ago. As with most of his career, the try he scored was anything but regulation.
Toulouse extended their lead at the top of the table despite being made to work hard against a Brive side that battled valiantly, with Alexis Palisson scoring their only try, while Mathieu Belie and Julien Caminati kicked the rest of their points.
Frederic Michalak did the kicking for Toulouse, scoring all the points bar Caucau's try, including a late penalty that effectively gave them the win, pushing Brive back into the relegation zone.
It feels like every time something is posted about him, the Fijian's weight, form, and fitness leading up to the World Cup is brought up. It's difficult to avoid though, as he is without a doubt one of the most exciting backs to play the game in the last ten years.
It looks as though he still has the magic touch too, as he somehow managed to get through a few defenders, holding the ball up in the air with one hand (in wet conditions) to score an important try for the French league leaders.
A short interview is included in the video too, with the man himself discussing the try.
Rupeni Caucau scores his first try for Toulouse