WATCH: Everyone is talking about this incredible Taulupe Faletau try-saving tackle
It was a lacklustre first-half performance from the British and Irish Lions but we need to talk about one moment of sheer brilliance from Taulupe Faletau.
Gatland's Lions are right up against it in their opening match against the Provincial Barbarians - a game the Lions were expected to win at a canter - and it could have been worse if it were not for Faletau.
Luteru Laulala broke from midfield and offloaded to Inga Finau who had a free run to score the game's opening try but Faletau somehow managed to make up the yards to make an incredible tackle.
Hats off to the Welshman, who was praised to the hilt on Twitter for his efforts.
Faletau has to start the 1st test after that 1st half performance. Sinckler had a good half as well #LionsNZ2017— Rob Teare (@TeareRob) June 3, 2017
Incredible tackle by Faletau— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) June 3, 2017
What a tackle by Faletau!! Very clever to turn I'm whilst sliding— mike tindall (@miketindall13) June 3, 2017
Incredible try-saving tackle by Taulupe Faletau as he holds up Inga Finau over the line after initial Luteru Laulala break— Rugby World (@Rugbyworldmag) June 3, 2017
Faletau head and shoulders the best Lion on show— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) June 3, 2017
Things not clicking for the Lions here at Toll Stadium. Small errors proving costly. Taulupe Faletau and Kyle Sinckler the standouts so far— Rugby World (@Rugbyworldmag) June 3, 2017
Unreal tackle from Faletau. Outstanding technique and power #LionsNZ2017— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) June 3, 2017
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