Tadhg Beirne leaves England star Anthony Watson for dead with astonishing step 6 months ago

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.

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Needless to say, fans rushed to social media to acclaim the big man.

Now, if only Joe Schmidt would go ahead and get him in his Six Nations squad.