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.