Some tight encounters, brilliant individual performances, and dramatic moments made for an incredibly entertaining weekend of sport. But with so many great highlights, we decided to rank out top 7; so without further ado, here are our picks of the best sporting moments from the past weekend:
To the races
Two of the fastest men in rugby, USA’s Perry Baker and England’s Dan Norton went head to head in a sprint at the USA Sevens, and it was quite sight to behold.
Mandi’s spectacular volley
Algerian defender Aissa Mandi scored this amazing goal in La Liga vs Real Sociedad. What a finish!
Lindo gol de Aissa Mandi para el Betis pic.twitter.com/YZxhv961iV
— The best goals (@golazosaqui) March 5, 2017
Specman’s step & speed
During the USA 7s Cup final against Fiji, South Africa’s Rosco Specman produced sensational try for his side, sparked by a sublime sidestep.
Golden point magic
In the NRL rugby league match between the Cowboys and Raiders, things were tied up at 16-16, and with the game going to Golden-Point extra time, this happened…
The Highlanders’ set-piece move
In typical Highlanders style, the men from Dunedin scored a spectacular set-piece try against the Crusaders thanks to the help of Lima Sopoaga, Malakai Fekitoa, and Waisake Naholo.
Griezmann’s audacious strike
Antoine Griezmann scored a sensational left-footed goal from long-range at Atletico Madrid. A classic from the Frenchman.
— Foul Throw (@foulthrownet) March 2, 2017
The Chiefs’ silky skills
The two-time Super Rugby champions, the Chiefs, delivered a brilliant team-try thanks to some excellent handling from both backs and forwards, which was rounded off by star fullback Damian McKenzie.
Bonus moment: Owen’s cheeky spirit
Nigel Owens stole the show on Saturday evening in the RDS as he brandished a yellow card at a ballboy during Leinster’s 36 point win over the Scarlets. The prestigious World Rugby referee was reacting in jest to the young ballboy throwing a ball on to the field, that hit the Welshman straight on the head.
What was your favourite sports moment from the weekend? Let us know by tweeting us @MenStuffZA!