Monday, September 15, 2008
Last weekend in the Top 14 we saw Toulouse brush Biarritz aside at the Ernest Wallon stadium as they won the round three match easily, 20-6.
The Top 14 champions of last season were ruthless after Kiwi Byron Kelleher opened the scoring with this fantastic try at the nine minute mark.
Cedric Heymans scored a late try to secure a bonus point for the home side, but it was Kelleher's effort that was most impressive.
For a guy who is, to some, reaching the end of his career, he showed tremendous acceleration to pull away, and then put the foot flat as he coasted in under the posts.
I'm not sure what happened at the back of the scrum there, but the referee seemed to rule that Jacque Cronje had lost control of the ball, and it was out, allowing Kelleher to swoop in and grab it.
Obviously not many will understand the French commentators, but we think they're great compared to certain stations commentators who sound like sipping tea and eating crumpets is the priority.
A great try the All Black who apparently still has ambitions of making the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand. It's still a long way to go, but if he stays fit and keeps performing for the top club in France, anything is possible.
Kelleher the Frenchman and his Haka on top of the Toulouse bus