Brawn meets brain as Eben scores incredible try
WATCH as Eben Etzebeth shows why he is not just a big strong physical second row star, but the Bok is actually a rugby genius.
Up against Quins in the Champions Cup at the Stoop, the Sharks lock showed a rugby IQ that seemed to be higher than the entire Quins team combined.
The hosts had possession in their own half with a minute left of the first 40, and had shaped up to box kick into the Sharks’ half. Quins had set up a caterpillar ruck, with England prop Joe Marler at the back of the ruck.
However, after the ruck was shunted, Marler suddenly only had a hand on the ruck, rather than a shoulder, which Etzebeth astutely saw.
The Springboks lock snapped up the ball right in front of Danny Care and went in to run in a try from 40 metres out to mean his side only trailed by two points at halftime.
🐛🦈 @EbenEtzebeth does not fear caterpillars!
He’s disrupted a few in the first half, and now gets his hands on the ball and races to the line.
— Heineken Champions Cup (@ChampionsCup) January 21, 2023