Bristol Bears stars Siva Naulago and Charles Piutau combined to score one of the tries of the season against London Irish during Sunday’s dramatic Premiership clash.
Piutau picked up the ball just outside his own 22-metre line and bounced Irish winger Ben Loader before releasing Naulago down the left wing with a lovely no-look pass on his outside.
That try looked like Charles Piutau and Ratu Naulago were in a dads vs lads game for 20 seconds.
— Charlie Morgan (@CharlieFelix) February 21, 2021
Naulago returned the ball back to Piutau and the former All Black charged down field before finding Naulago one more time with a lovely on-handed offload and the Fijian strolled over to score in the corner.
The game finished 34-34 at Brentford Community Stadium after Irish scored a late try through Tom Parton in the 76th minute.
“That is absurd! Just absurd!”@andNickMullins with the poetry, @r_naulago with the magic 🪄
🍀 13-31 🐻#LIRvBRI | #BristolBears pic.twitter.com/mHGzqEcKvA
— Bristol Bears (@BristolBears) February 21, 2021
Game of the season? Bristol devastating first half, London Irish came of age as Prem team and blow two man overlap to win it. 34-34. Brentford is great new stadium and deserved to be full today
— Stephen Jones (@stephenjones9) February 21, 2021
Naulago & Piutau linking up for an absolute worldy! @BristolBears ability to shift the ball in the narrow channels and staying alive for the follow up pass is just awesome 👏🏼 #GallagherPrem #LIvBri
— Danielle (Nolli) Waterman (@nolli15) February 21, 2021
That’s the biggest ever comeback in @premrugby to eventually draw the game. @londonirish were 25 down after 38 mins! 21 points behind to tie has happened twice before: Leeds v Wasps in 2002 and Bath v Gloucester in 2018.
— Stuart Farmer (@Stu_Farmer) February 21, 2021
Called it!! A cracking game to round up another brilliant weekend of rugby 👏🏾#GallagherPrem pic.twitter.com/xaG8vgQVtR
— ugo monye (@ugomonye) February 21, 2021
Charles Piutau and Siva Naulago are tearing it up in this game 😭🔥
— Bottom Boy Survivor (@NdipzZingani) February 21, 2021
London Irish players when they are asked about how they’ve defended against Piutau and Naulago… ⚡⚡⚡ pic.twitter.com/HWo9EAY5yR
— Tom Humphreys (@ThomosLuke) February 21, 2021
What a comeback by @londonirish this is, a belting game with @BristolBears! The @premrugby is awesome!
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) February 21, 2021
London Irish every time Charles Piutau gets the ball: pic.twitter.com/KoqCGIG4ne
— The Northern Rugby Podcast (@North_Rugby_Pod) February 21, 2021
Thought @londonirish were going to snatch that at the death v @BristolBears Brilliant game of @premrugby
— Sonja McLaughlan (@Sonjamclaughlan) February 21, 2021
28 minutes into the game and Charles Piutau has three carries for 83 metres… pic.twitter.com/f1d6i0QFqO
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) February 21, 2021
I’m hearing King Charles is back on the throne… #piutau #IRIvBRI
— Sam Roberts (@samrobertsrugby) February 21, 2021
Seems a Mr. C Piutau has something to say about this. Question is, which one goes on the wing? https://t.co/Je8yPj88U4
— David Flatman (@davidflatman) February 21, 2021