Tadhg Furlong With ‘The Greatest Cleanout I’ve Ever Seen’ On David Pocock
Ireland tighthead prop Tadhg Furlong showed Joe Schmidt was he was missing last week, when he returned to the starting line-up as Ireland tied the series with Australia yesterday morning in a 26-21 win.
The rampaging forward was back to his brilliant best, solidifying the scrum, and wreaking absolute havoc around the pitch with some barnstorming runs and monstrous cleanouts.
One cleanout in particular caught the eye of teammate Rob Kearney, with the fullback branding it the ‘greatest cleanout’ he’s ever seen on a rugby pitch, and he’s ‘seen a few’ in his time.
“He’s changing the role of tighthead props across the world,” said Kearney.
“There was one cleanout on [David] Pocock in the second half that was the greatest cleanout I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a few cleanouts in my time.”
To be fair – it was one hell of an effort from Furlong. He showed an incredible work-rate to catch up with Robbie Henshaw and blow Pocock completely out of it, when it looked certain the Wallaby was going to turn the ball over.
What an incredible player. Somehow – he just keeps on getting better.