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Saturday Mar 20, 2021

Magical McKenzie stars in try of the season contender during sensational comeback win

Magical McKenzie stars in try of the season contender during sensational comeback win

All Blacks star Damian McKenzie set up a wonderful counter attacking try for the Chiefs on Saturday to inspire an incredible comeback against the Hurricanes in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

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The little magician caught a swirling kick inside his own half and immediately side-stepped his opposite number Jordie Barrett before attacking the space in behind.

McKenzie jinked his way through another tackle before executing a textbook offload to his teammate Chase Tiatia, who then kept the ball alive with a lovely disguised pass to Samipeni Finau.

The replacement lock then gave the decisive pass to Brad Weber and the scrum half dived underneath the sticks to score one of the tries of the season.

This moment of genius form the Chiefs inspired a dramatic comeback which saw them win the match 29-35, having trailed 26-7 at half time at Sky Stadium. Full match highlights are available below:

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