Scrum-half immediately regrets dummy in South African Varsity Cup final
Dummies usually go one of two ways in rugby- the tackler either buys a dummy and creates a gap for the ball carrier to run through, or alternatively the tackler does not buy it and stays where they are, meaning the ball carrier runs straight into them. One way usually creates a break, the other usually creates a massive tackle. It was the latter in the Varsity Cup final at the weekend.
University of Cape Town Ikeys scrum-half Asad Moos was the player that thought they had spotted a half gap in North-West University Eagles’ defence around the breakdown. Hooker Vernon Paulo was there to prove he was wrong, and he did that emphatically.
It will be hard for anyone to find a dummy that was less successful, as Paulo lined up his opposing No9 and made him rethink about making another sniping run around the breakdown again.
This was on the way to the NWU Eagles winning the final 27-25 at the Fanie du Toit Stadium, Potchefstroom.
Take a look at the hit:
Scrumhalf, meet hooker 💥
Vernon Paulo of NWU Eagles with a MASSIVE hit on UCT's Asad Moos 😮
The whole of Potch felt that one! pic.twitter.com/kOEQKzR8An
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) April 17, 2023
FNB NWU Eagles: 15 Swanepoel Tino Santino, 14 Windvogel Keano Ricardo, 13 Pretorius Theunis Gerhardus, 12 Phatudi I. S. Vincent Phatudi, 11 Jaarts Naiden, 10 Robinson Zinedine, 9 Hassien Sylvester, 8 Erlank Gustav Zacharias, 7 Bertram Karl-Heinz Henlein, 6 Vermaak Chris, 5 Nel Wihan, 4 Krugel Stephan, 3 Swiegers Ruan (Sampie), 2 Paulo Vernon, 1 du Plessis Ruben.
FNB UCT Ikeys: 15 Koevort Duran, 14 Louw Rethabile, 13 Boulle Joshua, 12 Lamb Kyle, 11 Makhaza Ntokoza, 10 Hayes David, 9 Moos Asad, 8 Delport Laro, 7 Ndiao Kyle, 6 Dyonase Siphumezo, 5 van der Westhuizen George, 4 Crous Reynhardt, 3 le Roux Bryan, 2 Blanckenberg Keagan, 1 Woji Luthando.