Leinster and Ireland prop Tadhg Furlong showed superb footwork and a delicate offload to set up Leinster’s fourth try against Wasps on Friday.
The 126kg forward received the ball from fly half Johnny Sexton five metres behind the gainline before showing incredible footwork to get on the outside of Wasps’ back line and unleash winger James Lowe.
James Lowe on Tadhg Furlong:
“Tadhg’s bloody show-and-go then the one-handed pass; that’s special.
“I don’t think there’s many front rowers who could do that in the world. He’s a special human on and off the field.” pic.twitter.com/Sqc4C39I3S
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) 13 October 2018
Social media erupted with calls for Furlong to play 13 for Ireland and England centre Rachael Burford praised the skills of the 25-year-old forward.
Okay enough now @tadhgfurlong …. making backs look Average!
— Rachael Burford (@RachaelBurf12) 12 October 2018
Fellow Leinster front row Seán Cronin also showed some flair in the first five minutes of the match with a 25-meter try to open the scoring at the RDS Arena.
A further two tries came for Leinster scrum half Luke McGrath and winger Lowe while single tries were scored by Jordan Larmour, Robbie Henshaw and Jack McGrath.
Leinster went on to win the match 52-3 which has put them top of Pool 1 after the opening round of the Champions Cup, leaving the defending champions in control of the group.
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