In a date 7 of the Super Rugby Aotearoa that had as its main attraction the defeat of Crusaders against Hurricanes 34-32 and the pairing in the standings facing the final stretch, there was a main protagonist: Wes Goosen, the ace under the sleeve that the Wellington outfit had and that he used it at the right time.
The 24-year-old wing, who joined the starting team after Kobus van Wyk’s departure was made official (he will move to Leicester at the end of the season), was dispatched with two tries, key in his team’s great victory. in Christchurch.
Born in South Africa but nationalized New Zealand, with a brilliant performance, Goosen took the attention of the rugby world. First, 22 minutes into the first half, he waited for the right moment to crown the ingoal rival with a spectacular individual maneuver by the Umaga-Jensen center. And then, 12 minutes later, he defined a good collective move from the backs at the top, with the ball in two hands and feigning the pass in the final meters.
The striking thing is that, although he had been taking action from the bench of the substitutes, Wes had not played as a starter for Super Rugby Aotearoa since mid-June. And obviously, the lack of competition did not affect at all his nose for try. And so, he was the player of the weekend …