Saturday, January 05, 2008
Matthew Tait scored a stunning try and helped save a certain five pointer as his team fought out a narrow victory over rivals Saracens last weekend.
Tait, who famously started his career as a young eighteen year old who got absolutely humiliated by Gavin Henson , is now coming into his own and proving to be a classy centre with a huge future ahead of him.
Against Saracens the Flacons started well and in the third minute Tait received a beautifully timed pass from another quality youngster, Toby Flood.
Tait timed the angle of his run perfectly and headed for the corner, outpacing the extremely quick Brent Russell , leaving him for dead in much the same way the Springbok management have.
The second moment of excellence from Tait came after big All Black lock Chris Jack had a mesmerising run down field before popping the ball to Rodd Penney who looked to have flown in for a certain try, despite the tackles of Tait and Wilkinson.
Tait somehow got himself between the ball and the turf though, and after the TMO decision, it was clear to see the try had been prevented. Great play Matthew Tait.