Saturday, September 01, 2007
Manawatu replacement fullback Francisco Bosch took off from a standing start for this 65 metre try vs Waikato. Scorching past the defenders, he chipped, chased, and headed the ball at the top of its bounce to then regather and dash over for the try.
The stadium went mad and so did Argentinian Bosch and his team-mates.
"It was just chip and chase," chuckled Bosch. "I saw the ball so I headed it."
When he was young local soccer side River Plate asked him to play for them.
"When I was younger I wanted to be a football player, but my mother wouldn't let me because I would have had to leave school," he said.
"My father used to take me to play rugby on Sundays. I still play soccer with my friends."