Round 20 CrownBet Stat of the Week
The run by Val Holmes in the lead up to Ben Barba’s try in the 41st minute of the Round 20 match against Newcastle.
Val receives the pass in the middle of the field and 5m out.
Heading towards our right edge, Val produces a right foot step with a force of 4300 Newtons to put the Newcastle defenders off balance.
Following up with a left foot-step with a force of 4800 Newtons Val manages to get on the outside of the two Newcastle defenders and break their attempted tackles.
Having breached the first line of defence a quick burst of acceleration sees Val between two Newcastle players.
A last ditch effort from the Newcastle players manages to take Val to ground, but not before he throws a 5m flick pass to Jack Bird in the clear.
Bird then draws the fullback and passes to Ben Barba who runs a further 50m to complete the long range try.
Fantastic lead up work from the Birthday boy!