In the second installation of “weekend moments”, Oliver Keohane reflects on three sporting moments from Friday to Sunday that sparked joy and excitement.
KOLBE CONTINUES TO COOK FOR TOULOUSE
Cheslin Kolbe continues to be one of rugby’s biggest superstars, and one of my favourite players to watch. In one particular passage of play this weekend, Kolbe managed to express his incredibly wide array of skills, including his balance, hands, spacial awareness, and step. To describe said passage of play would be to do it an injustice, so see for yourself below.
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) March 7, 2021
JONA NAREKI’S GIANT PERFORMANCE
80 Kilogram, 175m Highlanders winger Jona Nareki was everything but small in steering his side to a 39-23 win over the Chiefs in Dunedin. His statistics read follows: Three tries (including an 80 meter intercept), an offload-assist for Shannon Frizell’s try (after bouncing Brad Weber), nine clean breaks and 196 running meters!
Watch: Nareki’s performance against the Chiefs
MAN UNITED’S MONSTER EFFORT
Before Sunday evening Manchester United had not trailed for a single minute in any of their last 19 Premier League games. Two minutes into their clash at the Ethiad Stadium and Bruno Fernandes had ended that streak with a penalty. Luke Shaw netted just five minutes into the second half and United, who now sit at second on the table (11 points behind City) ended City’s 21-game unbeaten streak with just 33% possession, a third of City’s total shots (eight to 23) and a third of their corner attempts (two to six). United must be credited with an away win against a side that truly was beginning to look unbeatable. Shoutout to the Red Devils for making the closing months of the Premier League just a little more interesting.