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Thursday Apr 26, 2012

Shaun Treeby scores for the Highlanders from Mike Delaney class

Capped once for the All Blacks, Mike Delaney returned to the Highlanders recently and made a big impact during their 30-27 win over the Blues. He created this great try, which will no doubt remind you of one that Leinster scored a few weeks back.

Brian O’Driscoll scored a fantastic try for Leinster in the Heineken Cup quarter finals recently, one that was made by a brilliant no look pass from Jonathan Sexton.

The inside ball on this occasion was from Mike Delaney and off a scrum, not a lineout, but it was beautiful to watch either way, as was the precise finishing pass from Hosea Gear to Shaun Treeby.

Delaney converted the kick from the touchline too, just one of his seven successful kicks on the night. He’s been playing rugby in Japan and came back to help out the Highlanders following the loss of All Black backup number ten Colin Slade to injury.

The try is lovely to watch and while it may not be right up there in terms of tries of the season, the fact that it was so similar to that Leinster effort makes it worth sharing on here with you all.

Remember that highlights of this game, and all the others from Round 9, are archived here on the site. Follow the links below to find them.

Highlanders vs Blues full highlights | All Super Rugby Highlights

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