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Friday Jul 24, 2020

Rokocoko stars in one of the most entertaining games in Top 14 history

In 2017 All Blacks legend Joe Rokocoko and Fiji’s Leone Nakarawa starred in a TOP 14 game filled with incredible skills, late drama and hilarious moments.

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The former New Zealand winger scored a decisive try late on to beat Montpellier 13-22 at GGL Stadium and reach the semi-finals while Nakarawa’a ridiculous offloading game left fans in awe. Rokocoko also showcased outrageous handling skills with a truly unbelievable offload in the sixth minute.

The game was full of international superstars including Dan Carter, Nemani Nadolo, Pierre Spies, Ben Tameifuna and Jannie du Plessis, who received a straight red card late on for throwing multiple punches.

On a lighter note, referee Romain Poite was also on the receiving end of a punishment when the ball struck him in the testes as he indicated for a scrum in the second half.

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On reflection this was one of the most entertaining 80 minutes of rugby we’ve seen in recent years and although Racing 92 went on to lose in the semi-finals against the champions Clermont, this game will forever be a Top 14 classic.

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