VIDEO: Jesse Kriel channels inner Ronaldo after outstanding try
Springbok centre Jesse Kriel continued his roadshow through the Japan Top League with a brilliant performance for his Canon Eagles side in their must-win clash over NTT Shining Arcs to qualify for the quarterfinals in the finals series.
Kriel dispatched his World Cup-winning teammate Malcolm Marx, who plays for the Shining Arcs as Canon ran away 43-13 winners on the back of a starring performance from the Springbok midfielder.
Running a bounce line outside Japanese international Yu Tamura, Kriel exploded through the Shining Arcs front line defence before putting his South African compatriot SP Marias for a walk-in try.
Kriel followed up that effort with nearly a carbon copy linebreak, putting some fancy footwork on NTT prop Kabuto Anoku leaving the tight five forward tripping. With SP Marias looming in support, this time the 27-year-old decided to back himself around the outside on Scotland international Greig Laidlaw.
The Springbok left Laidlaw on the turf as he scooted around the posts for the score before busting out Cristiano Ronaldo’s signature goal-scoring celebration and sharing a laugh with his South African teammates SP Marias and Jacobus van Dyk.
Watch the video below:
Written by Sam Smith (@RugbyPass)