Higginbotham breaks record with stunning effort
SPOTLIGHT: The Reds and former Wallabies number eight Scott Higginbotham set a record on Friday, by becoming the first forward to ever score 40 tries in Super Rugby.
The 32-year-old also scored his 41st, in what proved to be the match-winner against the Blues in Brisbane.
The Reds mounted a superb comeback against the New Zealand outfit, after trailing 14-0 in the first half to win 29-28. Higginbotham opened the scoring for his side with what was probably the try of the match.
This was the score:
Every part of this try was high class, starting with the immense Samu Kerevi’s strength and offload to put Jock Campbell away. The winger’s offload to Higginbotham was also a nice touch, allowing the forward a run in from 30 metres.
In the context of the season, the result may have been academic, but it was a nice finish for players like Higginbotham, who would have been playing their last home game for the Reds. He departs to Bordeaux next season in France’s Top 14, but managed to make his mark on Super Rugby.