Springbok’s ‘outrageous’ dummy try leaves half a million viewers in awe

Springbok star Warrick Gelant has gone viral for an outrageous piece of talent that despatched opposition defenders “to the corner shop”.

The 28-year-old full-back was starring for the Stormers in their 42-12 thumping of URC high-flyers Leinster when he pulled off an audacious dummy that left two opponents scrambling earlier than dashing away and diving over in the nook for a try.

After the ball made its manner by the palms off the again of a ruck, it got here out to Gelant close to the left touchline and, turning on the fuel, he tried to beat the onrushing Henry McErlean and Charlie Tector for tempo across the outdoors. It appeared as if he would go the ball on to winger Ben Loader, as he supplied the ball to him together with his outstretched hand.

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Sensing the approaching go, the Leinster pair switched their focus to Loader, who was working in the other way, however have been left grabbing the air as Gelant held onto the ball and sprinted away. Wing Rob Russell made a final ditch sort out try, however it wasn’t sufficient to cease the flying South African who dived over to attain earlier than blowing a kiss to the cheering crowd.

The 79th minute rating capped a positive workforce efficiency that considerably boosted the South African facet’s play-off probabilities, however it was Gelant’s second of magic that everyone was speaking about at full-time. Unsurprisingly, the sensational try has now gone viral with over half a million folks watching it on-line.

The official URC Twitter web page posted a video of the try moments after the ultimate whistle, describing it as “outrageous”. The Stormers themselves received in on the motion and cheekily stated that Gelant had despatched McErlean and Tector “to the corner shop for some chips and coke” with the lightning-quick transfer.

In complete, the clip has already racked up over 110,000 views on TikTok on Saturday, whereas it has been considered a additional 450,000 occasions throughout the league, broadcaster and workforce’s official X pages.

Gelant rejoined the Stormers final yr following spells with Western Province and Racing 92. The former Bulls man has 10 caps for South Africa and was a part of the 2019 World Cup successful squad, whereas he has additionally represented his nation in Sevens.

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