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Friday Oct 14, 2016

Brilliant flick infield by Adam Knight saves Otago try

Brilliant flick infield by Adam Knight saves Otago try
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Otago flanker Adam Knight produced a sensational piece of play against Manawatu earlier today, helping his side to a 21-14 victory in the Mitre 10 Cup. It’s the type of skill we’ve seen in Rugby League’s NRL before, most notably in 2008 when Greg Inglis set up Mark Gasnier. 

On this occassion it was a Scott Eade crosskick that had a little too much on it, so Knight, after letting the ball bounce, saved the play by miraculously keeping it in play. Matt Faddess pounced, and Otago had their try, much to Eade’s relief.

Knight crossed for a try himself later in the game, as Otago then defended manfully to give themselves a decent chance of finishing as a top qualifier in the championship division.

See some similar brilliant pieces of play in the Related Posts below this

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  • gonzoman
    1:58 PM 20/10/2016

    The Rugby League emphasis on kicking (because of the limited number of tackles available per possession) means that there are often kicks at the end of a set of six. Couple that with the ridiculous raw athleticism required to make it in the NRL, and you get regular awesome highlights. On the flip side, I personally find it a bit one-dimensionally as far as the tactics are concerned - a typical set of six is: bash, bash, bash, pass, pass/kick, kick (if still in possession). Also, as a union player if you want to really develop good running lines, have a go at league (especially in Aus) - you'll either come away with excellent off-the-ball running lines, or broken into a million pieces (if you don't learn). As DanKnapp mentions though, the NRL highlight reel is fantastic regardless of which code you prefer.

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  • danknapp
    9:27 AM 20/10/2016

    This kinda stuff is commonplace in the NRL. Honestly, we rarely see wingers in union pulling off the kind of acrobatics you see there. If you don't already follow the NRL on Facebook, it's absolutely, definitely, most positively worth a follow.

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  • gonzoman
    4:45 PM 18/10/2016

    Nope! Law 22.11 (a) specifies that "when the ball touches the touch-in-goal line or the dead ball line, or touches anything or anyone beyond those lines, the ball becomes dead." No mention of the plane of the line. It's similar to touch - the ball being in or out is determined by what it touches when it lands. If it touches the line or anything beyond the line, it's dead. Until it touches something on the line or beyond the line (including players with a foot on or over the line), it's still in play.

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  • molly
    7:07 AM 15/10/2016

    Does the ball crossing the plane not count over the deadball line?

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