Waratahs playmaker Will Harrison showed fantastic awareness and athleticism to prevent a 50/22 against the Western Force in Super Rugby AU on Friday.
The 21-year-old had the commentators going wild as he dived towards his own try line to prevent the ball crossing the touchline, which would have resulted in an attacking lineout for the Force.
The 50/22 rule was introduced for Super Rugby AU as a trial during the COVID-19 period and means that if a player kicks the ball from his own half and lands it inside the opposition 22 before crossing the touchline, his team retains possession at the lineout.
😳 Harrison goes horizontal! #FORvWAR #SuperRugbyAU
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— RUGBYcomau (@rugbycomau) August 15, 2020
Harrison’s dramatic dive therefore got the Waratahs out of a sticky situation and the visitors went on to win the game 8-28 at Robina, Queensland. Full match highlights are available below: