As we head into another weekend that features a lot of domestic rugby around the globe, here is a look at what is without a doubt one of the best team tries you will see this year. It was scored by former Under 20 player Anton Lienert-Brown, and went coast to coast.
A lot of focus has understandably been on the World Cup and the warm-up matches that have taken place, but the ITM Cup in New Zealand is in full swing, and it regularly produces sensational rugby. That shouldn’t came as a surprise obviously, considering it’s the feeder for Super Rugby, and then later for a select few, the All Blacks.
Lienert-Brown made it to the ITM Cup and (Super Rugby) with Waikato due in part to his contribution with the junior All Blacks this year in the Under 20 World Championships.
As seen in this clip, young Lienert-Brown features prominently, handling the ball no less than three times as part of a stunning team try that spanned just about 100m of the field.
Auckland came close to scoring a stunner themselves, after Lienert-Brown missed a tackle down the wing, but the turnover gave Waikato a chance to counter, and counter they did.
The visuals speak for themselves, but look out for the last ditch tackle and turnover from scrumhalf Brad Webber, and then the follow up support play from some of the forwards, and of course 20-year-old Lienert-Brown.
Despite the wonder try, and a 21-17 halftime lead, Waikato actually lost the match 50-28. You can view highlights from the fourth round encounter on page two.