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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Adam Thomson starts and finishes an excellent Highlanders try

Adam Thomson starts and finishes an excellent Highlanders try

Last weekend saw the Cheetahs playing host to the Highlanders in a bottom half of the table Round 12 Super 14 game that ended with an extremely exciting 20 mins of rugby. The Highlanders edged out the hosts 31-28, after being reduced to 13 men during the closing stages of the game.

One of the tries of the match though came early in the second half, when Highlanders flanker Adam Thomson started and finished off this flowing move that began deep inside Cheetahs territory.

The turnover saw Thomson race upfield, get the ball out with a neat backflick to Paul Williams, who then returned the favour and sent the flanker over the try line to retake the lead for the Highlanders.

Sevens specialist Thomson has been putting in a number of good, skillful performances this season, as seen in our Pick of the Week from Round 3 .

Pieces of skill like this make the game look so simple, and make coughed up turnover ball all the more costly.

Posted by Rugbydump at 1:10 pm | View Comments (12)

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daire May 08, 2008 12:24 pm

awesome offload. Dont really get to see much lower tier super 14 matches up here but that was quality.

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iain May 08, 2008 12:28 pm

Great pass and then even better support.. Well played!

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ed May 08, 2008 12:42 pm

wasn't he offside with the interception under the ELV crap?

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ed May 08, 2008 12:45 pm

still awesome tho.

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Rawling May 08, 2008 1:24 pm

No offside at the interception - the ball was lost before the ball-carrier was brought to ground, and the (ex-)ball-carrier wasn't held on the ground, so no tackle took place. Otherwise yes, he would've been offside.Awesome try.

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Anonymous May 08, 2008 5:41 pm

Sharky is called that coz hes a predator and N07 is called that coz its his age !x

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Eric May 08, 2008 6:51 pm

Thats really a greta try!!

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Don May 08, 2008 7:04 pm

Awesome...great resilience to get back up and finish it up

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mo14k May 08, 2008 11:56 pm

Haha!! Quite crazy, I was looking for clips of Craig Newby on Youtube and got the full highlights of this game, and LOVED this try... quite coincidental that I click on RD then find praise to this try... lol...Great to see the mentality of wanting to get the heck back onto his feet after his tackle... alot of players just stay down...and the offload... MATE dont get me started... Great deserved try!!

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Asterix May 09, 2008 12:29 am

Man, that was a kiff pass from Thomson.

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G-unit May 09, 2008 1:52 am

Awesome try! You just don't expect that sort of pace and skill from a big no.6 like that! Impressive, most impressive

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boomshanka May 09, 2008 3:37 am

he's had a fantastic season Thomson

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