Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I've always considered myself somewhat of a Rugby Connoisseur . What that means is that the finer details of this great game have forever been something that has made it really special for me.
Sure, the big hits and the amazing tries are spectacular, but more often than not, what really does it for me is the delicate pieces of skill that separate the average players from the greats.
It's with this in mind that I've dug out this clip of the multi-talented Wallaby flanker George Smith against the All Blacks in 2004.
Those of you who've been able to see Smith play on a regular basis will know that time and time again he pulls off the impossible. If it's not a big hand off and a neat grubber down the line, it's a perfectly timed pass to put a team mate into space.
On this occasion, after Smith's great strength and miracle pass inside the touch judge got it wrong unfortunately, but it's just one example of his fine skill that for me personally, is a delight to watch.
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