Bok scrum-half tricks 87-cap great with elite wizardry
By Rugby Onslaught

Bok scrum-half tricks 87-cap great with elite wizardry

Sometimes a try is so good, you need to watch it again just to see what exactly happened. That was very much the case on Saturday when the Sharks scored their third try of the match against Harlequins.

With a scrum five metres out from Quins’ line at the Hollywoodbets Kings Park in Durban, the visitors bizarrely left the blindside empty with Makazole Mapimpi lurking, one of the best finishers in the game.

The Sharks looked like they were shaping up for No8 Phepsi Buthelezi to carry from the base of the scrum, and scrum-half Danny Care looked like he had the blindside covered, and to be fair, he would have thought he had when he jumped on his opposite made Jade Hendrikse as soon as he got his hands on the ball.

But the 87-cap England great was not expecting the Bok Hendrikse to pull off one of the most audacious passes you will see, flicking the ball out of the back of his hand while be tackled by Care. This left Mapimpi with open space to run into and score. It looked easy, but it required some world class skill from Hendrikse.

Take a look at the try:

Cell C Sharks
1. Ox Nche
2. Bongi Mbonambi
3. Carlu Sadie
4. Eben Etzebeth
5. Gerbrandt Grobler
6. Siya Kolisi (c)
7. Vincent Tshituka
8. Phepsi Buthelezi
9. Jaden Hendrikse
10. Curwin Bosch
11. Makazole Mapimpi
12. Ben Tapuai
13. Francois Venter
14. Werner Kok
15. Boeta Chamberlain

16. Dan Jooste
17. Ntuthuko Mchunu
18. Khutha Mchunu
19. Hyron Andrews
20. Sikhumbuzo Notshe
21. Grant Williams
22. Lionel Cronje
23. Rohan Janse van Rensburg

Harlequins Starting XV
1. Joe Marler
2. Jack Walker
3. Wilco Louw
4. Dino Lamb
5. Irne Herbst
6. Jack Kenningham
7. Will Evans
8. Alex Dombrandt – Captain
9. Danny Care
10. Tommy Allan
11. Josh Bassett
12. Andre Esterhuizen
13. Joe Marchant
14. Cadan Murley
15. Nick David

Impact Players
16. George Head (Champions Cup debut)
17. Fin Baxter
18. Simon Kerrod
19. George Hammond
20. Tom Lawday
21. Lewis Gjaltema
22. Oscar Beard
23. Will Edwards