BREAKING: Marika Koroibete discovers he has arms to legally destroy opposite man
By Rugby Onslaught

BREAKING: Marika Koroibete discovers he has arms to legally destroy opposite man

If there is one player that loves a no arms tackle more than Owen Farrell, it is Australia winger Marika Koroibete, who has tried to make an enemy of every team on Earth.

But in the two week break since playing Argentina, it looks as though the 31-year-old has discovered those two things protruding from his shoulders that we call arms. In doing so, he was able to make a monster hit on opposite man, the All Blacks’ Mark Telea, and most importantly it was 100 percent legal.

It came in the first half of the Bledisloe Cup Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and saw Koroibete fly out the line in typical fashion and stop Telea dead. He then used his arms again to win a penalty at the following ruck.

Unfortunately, his lust for illegal play got the better of him though, as he was yellow carded just a few minutes after the tackle for being offside at the ruck. Wallabies fans can be pleased that his tackling has tightened up ahead of the World Cup, as there were fears of plenty of yellows, but he might now need to work on his rucking though.

Take a look at the tackle:

Wallabies XV:
1. Angus Bell
2. David Porecki
3. Allan Alaalatoa
4. Nick Frost
5. Will Skelton
6. Jed Holloway
7. Tom Hooper
8. Rob Valetini
9. Tate McDermott
10. Carter Gordon
11. Marika Koroibete
12. Samu Kerevi
13. Jordan Petaia
14. Mark Nawaqanitawase
15. Andrew Kellaway

16. Jordan Uelese
17. James Slipper
18. Taniela Tupou
19. Richie Arnold
20. Rob Leota
21. Nic White
22. Quade Cooper
23. Izaia Perese


All Blacks XV:
1. Ethan de Groot (15)
2. Codie Taylor (78)
3. Tyrel Lomax (25)
4. Brodie Retallick (101)
5. Scott Barrett (60)
6. Shannon Frizell (27)
7. Dalton Papali’i (24)
8. Ardie Savea (72 – captain)
9. Aaron Smith (116)
10. Richie Mo’unga (46)
11. Mark Telea (3)
12. Jordie Barrett (50)
13. Rieko Ioane (61)
14. Will Jordan (22)
15. Beauden Barrett (114)

16. Samisoni Taukei’aho (22)
17. Ofa Tu’ungfasi (51)
18. Nepo Laulala (47)
19. Samuel Whitelock (143)
20. Luke Jacobson (12)
21. Cam Roigard *
22. Anton Lienert-Brown (60)
23. Caleb Clarke (17)