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Tuesday Feb 19, 2019

Colin Slade bombs potential winning try with blooper that proved costly

On the same weekend that another former All Black made headlines after being harshly criticized by his coach for underperforming, Colin Slade’s PAU slipped to a 14-9 defeat by Castres, thanks in part to a few missed opportunities that they’ll be kicking themselves about.

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The defending champions held on after PAU threatened to snatch victory from them with a huge chance in the 64th minute.

Slade had fed the ball to Australian Ben Mowen who did well to offload neatly to Fijian Jale Vatubua while taking a strong tackle. Vatubua then got around a weak attempt and stepped inside to find Slade with a seemingly perfect pass directly into his midriff.

Somehow, the former All Black was a bit too casual and the ball dropped to the floor, ruling out an almost certain try and perhaps, a score that would have led them to victory.

WATCH: Thierry Dusautoir blind-sides Colin Slade with punishing tackle

They later turned over on attack, and also lost an attacking lineout with just a few minutes left, after Slade had put them in a great position a few meters out.

As you can see below, the ball might have been dropping slightly but Slade will surely rue a massive chance, and one he should have taken.

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