Bok fans left dreaming of Test combo after Bulls duo link up for wonder try
The wealth of options that South Africa have in the back three is absurd currently, which is a pretty good place to be in with a few months until the World Cup.
Last year alone, there were a number of new faces that burst onto the scene in green, taking their chances very well. Kurt-Lee Arendse was probably the pick of back three players to emerge, finishing his year splendidly with a brilliant try against England at Twickenham. But 20-year-old Canan Moodie was not far behind him.
The pair both play for the Bulls and seem to work very well together, as shown by their try against Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday.
Some slick interplay between the pair resulted in one of the tries of the season, scored by Arendse but with some absurd skill from Moodie. Having two players with the individual skillset they do is massive for the Boks, but their partnership with each other makes them even more dangerous and something Jacques Nienaber and Rassie Erasmus will surely want to look at. The pair have only played a handful of minutes on the pitch at the same time for the Boks, against Argentina in last year’s Rugby Championship, but they will very likely get another chance later on this year in the build up to the World Cup.
Of course, the likes of Cheslin Kolbe, Willie le Roux, Damian McKenzie and Makazole Mapimpi, to name a few, with have something to say about that. But none of those could link up together quite like Arendse and Moodie did for their try against Ulster at the weekend.
Take a look at the try by the Bulls:
Despite this effort, the Bulls still ended up losing 32-23, which leaves them in seventh place in the United Rugby Championship standings.