The Hurricanes hosted the Highlanders in round 14 of Super Rugby this past weekend, and shortly before halftime we got treated to this special bit of play by Highlanders number 10, Lima Sopoaga, who channelled his inner Carlos Spencer in a move that very nearly led to a try.
Unlike when Spencer did it for Northampton Saints many years back, this looked like a set move, and one that another former All Black flyhalf, Tony Brown, came up with.
In the quick halftime chat Sopoaga said it was a “Tony Brown special”. He also candidly said that he nearly pulled his hamstring doing it. Class from Sopoaga. Even Springbok and Sharks fullback Willie le Roux agreed.
@LimaSopoaga that was just special 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Willie le roux (@wjjleroux) May 27, 2016