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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Adam Thomson gets on the end of a great Highlanders counterattack

Adam Thomson gets on the end of a great Highlanders counterattack

In possibly the try of the weekend in the Super 14, we saw Adam Thomson of the Highlanders getting over the tryline yet again, this time against the Blues.

The men from Auckland beat the Highlanders 40-15, pulling away after this short period of brilliance threatened to challenge their lead.

The 54th minute counter attack, sparked by new Leicester signing Craig Newby, had the Blues defenders struggling to get back to defend. Newby beat three players before popping it off to Leota, who himself stepped and beat two players before Bancroft kept the ball in field nicely and linked with halfback Jimmy Cowan.

Cowan, who had a great game incidentally, had the composure to look up and see the space and numbers out wide, before sending the cross kick to the corner, where ever present Adam Thomson was on hand to dive over, twice.

The razzle dazzle at the end was because Thomson thought he hadn't grounded it when first going over, which he unfortunately had, but it capped off an exciting passage of play that started back in the Highlanders twenty two.

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