In Wales’ six nations match against Italy, rugby fans were given another reminder of how harsh the bounce of a rugby ball can be.
Rhys Webb, who was outstanding in his return to being a test rugby starter, clipped a clever box kick deep into the Italian 22.
The strength of the kick put the Italians into a very tricky situation and clearly placed a great deal of indecision in their ranks.
The defence decided to let the ball bounce once…. and twice – and that second bounce proved to be hugely costly.
The ball completely changed direction, put Bruno and Allan on their backsides and floated perfectly into the arms of Rio Dyer (Who must be given credit for chasing the kick in the first place).
It is one of the first lessons you are taught as a player but it seems as though some professionals still need reminding – NEVER trust the bounce of a rugby ball.
The bounce of the ball favours @WelshRugbyUnion ! 🏴@rio_dyer races in for the first try of the match. 🏉#ITVRugby | #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/45PgtbBQHB
— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) March 11, 2023