Sunday 25 September 2016

Video: Is this one of the greatest tries ever scored by a hooker?

Published 18/04/2016 | 09:24

Harry Thacker
Harry Thacker

Keith Wood would have been very proud of this effort.

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Leicester hooker Harry Thacker produced a moment of explosive brilliance in Tigers 24-30 victory over Northampton at Franklin's Gardens over the weekend.

Early exchanges were littered with errors, before Burns kicked a long-range penalty, and Northampton were emphatically undone two minutes later by a moment of Thacker brilliance.

Thacker beat two players just inside Saints' half, then cut back inside on an angled run to the posts before throwing a dummy pass that bemused Saints full-back Ahsee Tuala and he crossed between the posts.

It was a spectacular effort.

Many see Thacker becoming a top class openside flanker in the future but he's not faring too badly in the front-row on this evidence.

Watch below:


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