- Rugby star Faf de Klerk made an impressive return to the English Premiership over the weekend
- De Klerk ran 60 metres to score a lovely solo try for his side Sale Sharks
- Sharks ended up losing the contest against Worcester Warriors, but de Klerk's try went viral
World Cup winning rugby star Faf de Klerk returned to his English Premiership side Sale Sharks recently and made an instant impact.
The Sharks played Worcester Warriors over the weekend, in what turned out to be a war of attrition.
De Klerk lit up the game in the 15th minute with a superb solo effort, which showcased his awareness and pace.
From 60 metres out, the diminutive scrumhalf read the Warriors' attacking play and intercepted a pass to score an early try.
De Klerk was still in the thick of things after scoring as he was hit late by the Warriors tackler.
A brief altercation ensued, but referee Luke Pearce saw no malice and no foul was given.
Unfortunately, de Klerk's heroics weren't enough to inspire the Sharks to victory as the Warriors won the contest 20 - 13.
However, Briefly.co.za noted that de Klerk's moment of magic went viral after it was shared via Twitter on Sunday.
Muckafunky (@IanTaplin2) implied that de Klerk had animal instincts:
"He's like a Jack Russell. Fast and not afraid of anything."
Kim James (@kim_dunnington) rated the try, but not the subsequent reaction:
"Except for the aggressive attitude shown. What did he expect that Weir would allow him to ground the ball without challenge?"
Oharusan (@oharusan10) added,
"It was fantastic try."
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