Sunday, January 06, 2008
Leicester pummelled Harlequins 42-13 on Sunday in a game that saw the Tigers burying the home side, aided by the 'Quins poor defence and scrappy passing. Tom Varndell scored a hatrick and Tom Croft finished off two crackers.
Varndell's first try was a beauty. Andy Goode, going left pulled off a 'banana kick' par excellence, with the speedster Varndell chasing and easily catching to go over for the try.
For years we've seen Carlos Spencer (the creator of the unpredictable banana kick) putting Doug Howlett through for tries like this, for both the Auckland Blues and the All Blacks. Spencer perfected it, and with a speedster running the correct line, it's very difficult to defend against.
Andy Goode is another that seems to have perfected it, and justifiably so. Talented flyhalf, incredibly fast wing - 'Lets give it a go'.
Nice to see Tom Varndell making good on all his promise. I think we'll be seeing a lot more of him this season.
UPDATE: After many requests, I've added the Varndell Hatrick here instead of just the one try. Enjoy.