Isa Nacewa may not have the same speed or agility that he had a few years ago but the Aucklander can still flatten the best ball carriers in the right tackle.
Nacewa, 33, had a relatively quiet first-half in Saturday’s Pro 12 encounter between Connacht and Leinster, that is until USA fly-half AJ MacGinty decided to venture down Leinster’s left wing on what looked like a promising attack.
MacGinty is far from a bruiser or a big ball carrier but his physical stature seemed to matter little in this tackle as Nacewa had no problem in smashing the Dubliner into the unforgiving Galway turf.
What a hit from Nacewa! https://t.co/0h7ORwG6YC
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Pat Lam’s side had all the momentum up until that point when Nacewa stopped a prospective Connacht attack dead in its tracks with a bone-jarring hit on MacGinty.
The Westerners would retain the ball and score a few plays later but there’s no doubt that Nacewa can still produce moments of magic when the right opportunity arises.