Jonny Wilkinson would be proud of Liam Gill’s effort.
Liam Gill channelled his inner John Eales yesterday, scoring an unbelievable 40 meter meter drop goal during the Queensland Reds’ 41-22 defeat at the hands of the Bulls.
Although the referee was playing advantage following an earlier Bulls infringement, Reds scrum half, Nick Frisby, would have been expecting Gill to either take the ball into contact or move it wide.
However the openside decided to take it upon himself to secure three points for his side, only seconds after the half time hooter was blown.
With Jonny Wilkinson-esque accuracy, Gill’s effort flew between the uprights. Not only that, but the ball continued to travel, indicating that Gill’s range could be far greater than the 40 meters recorded yesterday.
Although Gill has so far accumulated 15 caps for Australia, he is competing against David Pocock, Michael Hoopers, and Sean McMahon for a place in the Wallabies backrow.
As a result, it did not come as a surprise to read that Gill will join Toulon at the end of the current Super Rugby season.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena
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