Bringing on Branco du Preez with 1 second to go has to rate as one of the great substitutions of all time. He kicked a contestable restart, scored a try, and nailed the tricky conversion to tie things up.I know its only Sevens, the T20 of rugby, but jeepers what a game:
My immediate thought watching the match was that the tackle was dangerously high. Watching the slowmo I wondered whether George North's lower trajectory contributed. Others will know enough about the rules to say whether that's a mitigating factor. As a side issue, I thought that North's response after the red card was top notch, a real gent. In other news, I was pleased to read that Marler has been cited for being an obnoxious ****.I thought Tuilagi's sending off at Twickers a bit harsh. Curry's performances at #8 are getting better and beginning to suggest that Jones may not have been wrong to switch him from the flank.
I was in that crowd, about 15 rrows back behind the posts at the end where NZ scored those 3 tries in about 12 seconds.Sky's replaying the 2000 Sydney Bledisloe test this afternoon. Surely one of the greatest games ever. And a crowd of 100,000 supporting the Wallabies is a vaguely surreal sight these days.