Springbok hero tests Israel Folau’s pace to the max
The footpace of Israel Folau was tested to the absolute max by Springbok World Cup hero Lukhanyo Am in Japan.
We must admit we didn’t realise that Lukhanyo Am was this fast. Full credit to him, because Folau has got that long speed that everyone wants but few have.
The incident occurred in the NTT Communications Shining Arcs versus Kobelco Kobe Steelers game at the Yurtec Stadium Sendai in Sendai City.
The ball gets kicked in behind and Am starts a rapid action chase back that pushes Israel Folau to the very limit. As Jacob McDonald says, Folau was tested to the ‘absolute max’.
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IN OTHER NEWS: The Brumbies have fallen to the Crusaders 37 – 26 after a clinical display from the visitors on a night where the Brumbies were far from their best.
Turnovers in the Brumbies own end told the story of the game, the Brumbies losing their first game against New Zealand opposition this season.
The disappointing result leaves the Brumbies level on points with the Crusaders in third place with two games to play in the regular season, the Brumbies in fourth on points difference.
It was the Brumbies who started the better of the two sides, scoring inside five minutes through Irae Simone.
That try would be the Brumbies only points for the first half, with the Crusaders putting up 23 before the break thanks to tries from Codie Taylor and Sevu Reece, and the boot of flyhalf Richie Mo’unga.
The Brumbies came out fighting in the second half, Simone crossing for his second of the night. White converted, but errors continued to plague the Brumbies.
Folau Fainga’a would score in the 60th minute, between two tries from the Crusaders before Tom Wright stunned the Canberra crowd with a special intercept try.
That seemed to inspire a late fightback, but it was too late in the piece, and though the Brumbies were hammering the Crusaders line in the closing passages, the visitors ended up on top, 37-26.
CREDIT: Jacob McDonald
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