The Hurricanes’ South-African born prop, Reggie Goodes, showed pace and power to barge past the Lions’ defence and showed some neat handling skills to plonk the ball on the line despite pressure from two defences.
— EatSleepRugby (@eatsleeprugby) May 2, 2016
Once again, New Zealand props continue to break the mould for front rowers with such electrifying speed and finishing prowess.
Nor is Goodes a stranger to carving up opposition defences. Watch him power through Otago’s defence for Wellington Lions:
At only 25 years old, Goodes still has a chance to make it into an All Blacks squad, although New Zealand have such strength in depth that he may not make it anywhere near the tests against Wales. Yet the loosehead is highly rated and was recently named in Stuff.nz’s team of the week.
Even if he never gets to wear the famous black jersey, there is no doubt he has already courted interest from major clubs across Japan, France and England.