For me the surprise of the night was Thompson’t intercept try and the fact that Gagai couldn’t run him down. Gagai is no slouch but little Thommo showed a clean pair of heels to keep him at bay.
Same with me.
Watching live I thought Gagai would run him down easily.
Got a lot more toe than I thought .
Yes, he showed surprising pace over the distance and the late change in direction helped. I think these long range sprint and chases are interesting in that they don’t necessarily reflect the true quickest runner. What I’m saying is that freshness, desire and self belief are all factors in deciding the winners in these foot races.
Energizer bunny. Like the above, I thought he’d get run down but nup. I enjoyed watching that.
Re keeping the rabbits to 0, my kids didn’t watch the game but checked up on the score from time to time. I announced the final score, my sons immediate reaction was, What we let them score a try?