All Blacks have a habit of pulling off unbelievable feats, but this latest one is right from the top draw.
Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara scored an unbelievable intercept try against the Brumbies in Canberra last night, stunning the home side with predatory anticipation. Perenara perfectly anticipates the pass from the base of the lineout with a pre-meditated Superman dive, snatching the ball in the air and landing perfectly in the in-goal.
Perenara scored a similar try from a lineout against the Reds last year, where he took an 80-metre intercept after the Reds had seemingly telegraphed him the play.
He explained post-match that the try was a ‘lucky read’ and didn’t put much thought into it given the result.
‘To be fair, I don’t care to much about that, we lost the football game. It’s just a play.
The Hurricanes lost the match 24-12, slumping to their third straight loss. The Brumbies kept their slim finals chances alive showing plenty of resolve in the upset victory. The Brumbies have been one of the worst attacking sides in the competition but showed intent to score tries by opting to kick for the corner instead of three on multiple occasions. The persistence paid off as they scored three tries from close range to take the lead.
A try in the corner to winger Andrew Muirhead sealed the victory with only a few minutes remaining.
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