Saturday, 25 February 2012

Buzzer beaters

Last night saw one of the more dramatic finishes to a game of rugby league you're likely to see. Catalans Dragons are four down to St Helens, the hooter has already sounded, it's all over right? Not a bit of it:

Was it the best buzzer beater of all time? Well it's up there, but we reckon there are two better. Firstly, it's those Catalans again. In the big derby at Stade Gilbert Brutus, scores are level with seconds remaining when an iffy tackle gives the Dragons one last shot at the Quins' line. Take it away Rodolphe Pires and impartiality be damned:

But the daddy is from those Saints. "Long fancies it. It's wide to West. It's wide to West, Dwayne West..." You know the rest, but it's still worth watching:

Brilliant unless you're on the wrong end of it.

1 comment:

Mike Morris said...

It wasn't nice being on the wrong end of it but what a great finish! I can say I was there for Wide to West and this one. I think W2W as we Saints fans don't call it just edges it, given that we were around our own 20m mark at the start of it. Fantastic for the game to see something like that.