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Tuesday Jul 13, 2021

WATCH: The moment powerhouse prop Tupou made his claim for the number nine berth

The Wallabies went down 28-26 to France in Melbourne on Tuesday to set up a winner takes all series decider at Suncorp Stadium this coming Saturday.

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While the Wallabies lost the game thanks to some much-needed composure from the French, who won for the first time down under in 31-years, it was a moment from Tongan Thor that gave fans something to talk about.

Trailing 16-6 and with time almost up in the first half, the Wallabies had stable ball just meters out, with Tupou hovering over it. With another big drive perhaps expected, James Slipper and Jake Gordon peeled out wide, giving the big man a chance to show his skills.

“Did that just happen?!” said commentator Sean Maloney as the giant prop turned provider for his number nine out wide.

Media and fans on twitter enjoyed it too.

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On a related note, in the British and Irish Lions game against the Sharks, Irish front rower Tadhg Furlong showed that he is also adept at nine with this lovely spin pass out wide to Dan Biggar.

The Wallabies will now head back to Suncorp Stadium on July 17 for the third and final Test as they look to retain Trophée des Bicentenaires.

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