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Monday May 10, 2021

What happened when a winger filled in at number eight will surprise many fans

Fiji and Lyon winger Josua Tuisova scored from an unconventional position during Friday night’s Top 14 game against Castres.

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The 113kg bulldozing winger filled in at number eight for a scrum late on in the game in absence of back-rower Patrick Sobela, and took full advantage of the rare opportunity.

Rather than present the ball to the scrum half, Tuisova picked up the ball and used his raw pace and power to beat the Castres blindside flanker and score under the posts.

Tuisova, 27, has represented Fiji 13 times and won an olympic gold medal with the national sevens team in 2016. The powerful winger joined Lyon from Toulon in 2019, having played more than 100 times for the European giants.

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