Tadhg Beirne leaves England star Anthony Watson for dead with astonishing step
Tadhg Beirne, the hot-stepper.
The former Leinster, and soon-to-be Munster, lock has been a turnover demon for Scarlets over the past 18 months. He also has a habit of scoring crucial tries.
Few who were at the Aviva Stadium, last May, could forget the bullocking score he got against Munster in Scarlets' PRO12 final victory, and he scored another nice one against Connacht this season.
Beirne, who will join Munster in the summer, was on hand to finish off a stunning move from the Welsh side in the Champions Cup pool game with Bath, this evening.
The move started from deep inside Scarlets' half and displayed great attacking intent, lovely passing, slick angles and the mother of all steps from their big, Irish second row.
Beirne's fancy footwork left Bath, England and Lions star Anthony Watson on his backside before he raced over to put his side 5-0 up. Austin Healey, on commentary duty for BT Sport, declared:
"Thats a proper, proper step from Tadhg Berine... you don't see many of them from guys wearing scrum hats!"
And what a score it was.
Trademark @scarlets_rugby ?
"From one side of Bath to the other!"
That's one of the tries of the season ? pic.twitter.com/qh21sN88Vy
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) January 12, 2018
Needless to say, fans rushed to social media to acclaim the big man.
— Richard Endacott 🏴🇬🇧 (@enders1) January 12, 2018
Tadhg Beirne's step 😱
Filthy bit of skill!
— Tom Jackson (@JacksonTC) January 12, 2018
An bhfaca sibh an sleascéim sin ó Tadhg Beirne? Go hiontach ar fad! BATvSCA
— Seán Ó Corráin (@LeitirSean) January 12, 2018
Anyone seen Anthony Watson? last seen in Tadhg Beirne's back pocket
— Jamie (@jamie___d) January 12, 2018
Tadhg Beirne with a step that Sinoti Sinoti would be proud of. Turned Anthony Watson inside out for Scarlets' opening try at Bath.
— Rory Keane (@RoryPKeane) January 12, 2018
Now, if only Joe Schmidt would go ahead and get him in his Six Nations squad.