Sunday 17 December 2017 / 12:03 AM

HOOKER SCORES 70-METRE INTERCEPT TRY

Long-range intercept tries are usually the domain of the most fleet-footed of backline players, but Bath hooker Ross Batty got in on the act with a remarkable 70-metre effort against Cardiff.

With Cardiff 24-3 down and searching for their first try midway through the second half, they fired the ball out wide – only to pick out Bath front-rower Batty, who snaffled a pass near his own 22-metre line and set off for the other end of the field.

Showing Dane Coles-like pace, Batty outlasted the Cardiff cover defence to bag what must surely rank as the most memorable five-pointer of the 30-year-old Bath stalwart’s career.

[YouTube – I Cameron]

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