Wednesday 21 February 2018 / 08:39 PM


It’s been way too long since we frothed over Stephen Larkham’s brilliance, so here’s one of his best for Throwback Thursday.

Freakishly gifted, Larkham’s deft ball-playing skill and elusive running were unique. This gem comes from the latter stages of his 102-Test career for Australia – a spectacular 70-metre solo try against Les Bleus in Brisbane in 2005.

The then-31-year-old flyhalf sliced through at first receiver and beat the cover tackle of French captain Jean-Baptiste Elissalde to streak away for the Wallabies’ first try of a 37-31 triumph.

The current Wallabies could do with some Larkham-like play.

[YouTube – Lizardo Lizardos]

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