All Blacks winger Caleb Clarke showed off his American football skills with an outrageous one-handed pass during Bledisloe Cup training.
The overarm pass looks like it travelled about 50 metres to playmaker Beauden Barrett during a late training session at Eden Park ahead of Sunday’s clash against the Wallabies.
QB Caleb Clarke goes long to his WR Beauden Barrett: pic.twitter.com/StnQT2xmnM
— Jamie Wall (@JamieWall2) October 17, 2020
The 21-year-old made his All Blacks debut last weekend against Australia with a significant impact off the bench on the left wing.
NFL-style passes have been a regular appearance in professional rugby in recent months with New Zealand’s Jordie Barrett producing this outstanding effort for Taranaki in the Mitre 10 Cup.
Jordie Barrett 🏈 pic.twitter.com/332CSP3gjR
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) September 18, 2020
Another similar but equally brilliant example came through Clarke’s former Blues teammate and Harlequins star Joe Marchant in the Premiership earlier this season.