Someone once said that the great players always find themselves in the right place at the right time. It’s no coincidence that certain guys regularly score more tries than others. You work hard enough, get yourself into position, and reap the rewards.
Ma’a Nonu did exactly that to finish off this excellent team try by the Hurricanes against the Reds on the weekend. Turnover ball against any New Zealand side is dangerous, and the ‘Canes showed that in no uncertain terms by punishing the Reds with this 80 meter effort.
Weepu, Gopperth, Masoe, Gopperth, Nonu – trytime. The basics done really well at speed by some really talented players who show just a glimpse of what they’re capable of. I’ve always been a fan of the Hurricanes brand of rugby, from back in the days when Christian Cullen, Tana Umaga, and Lome Fa’atau were running riot. This try, epitomises the counter attacking flair that the ‘Canes have always possessed, albeit through a different generation of players.
As for discarded All Black Nonu, a well deserved try after many superb line breaks.