THERE’S A RIGHT way, a wrong way and then there’s the Lima Sopoaga way.
The Highlanders out-half is up against the Hurricanes this morning in a rematch of last year’s Super Rugby final. The ‘Canes got off to a flying start, so Sopoaga was clearly feeling under a little pressure to conjure something out of nothing.
But nobody could have expected he’d attempt something as downright ridiculous as this.
Brad Shields and Beauden Barrett both looked a little perplexed by the odd exit path the ball was sent on.
It worked, so I guess sometimes you really have to look backwards to go forward.
Sopoaga scored a try to help the Highlanders come back from 14 down and the sides were level at 17 – 17 and then 20 – 20 in the final minutes until Ardie Savea rumbled over for his second of try of the game.
In this morning’s second Super Rugby game, the Waratahs romped to an impressive 45 – 25 win over the Chiefs.
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