Daniel Herbert was one of the most gifted midfield backs of the 1990s and early-2000s, playing 82 Super Rugby matches for the Reds and representing Australia in 67 Test matches.
Tall and strong, the Brisbane-born star was a handful for any opposing centre, but he combined robust ball-running with deft skill and elusiveness – as he showed against the Blues in a 2000 Super 12 encounter at Ballymore.
Firstly, he opened the Reds’ account by hoodwinking Iliesa Tanivalu with a dummy and step, strolling over in the fifth minute.
In the dying moments of the first half, Herbert trumped that effort with an incredible 40-metre solo try that saw him humiliate the Blues’ inadequate backline defence.
The 33-26 final-round result robbed the Blues of a place in the playoffs, while Herbert took over from John Eales as the Reds’ skipper the following season.