Guys, have you been practising? Great try from the Blues as the went down in style to the Melbourne Rebels in Round 13 of Super Rugby.
Melani Nanai takes the ball over the line to finish the move. But in truth it’s all about that Mealamu’s back to the opposition, inside ball. Defying all common convention that you should never have your back to an onrushing opposition, his movement opens up that inside hole for Saili to exploit.
The move really is beautiful. The intelligence to open up the inside is clearly impressive, but to know there’s even a hole to exploit when you have your back to it, makes it all the more better. Makes the whole move look like something that’s been practised, a lot.
And of course the celebration ain’t half bad either.
Their heroics on the night were not enough with the Rebels earning a 44-22 victory however.