North Queensland Cowboys winger Murray Taulagi has pulled off a miraculous mid-air pass to send Suncorp Stadium into a frenzy.
Murray Taulagi, take a bow.
The North Queensland winger has pulled off a miraculous mid-air pass during Sunday evening’s Magic Round clash with the Wests Tigers to send Suncorp Stadium into a frenzy.
In the eighth minute of the Round 10 contest, the Cowboys spread the ball towards Taulagi who sprinted towards the corner flag searching for the side’s opening try.
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But Tigers halfback Jackson Hastings wrapped his arms around the 23-year-old, driving him into touch — or so he thought.
Taulagi somehow managed to offload the Steeden back into play despite being suspended in the air beyond the dead ball line.
Cowboys fullback Scott Drinkwater caught the footy and completed what’s been touted as an early contender for try of the year.
“That is brilliant, that is absolutely incredible from Taulagi,” former New South Wales representative Michael Ennis told Fox League.
“That is millimetres, millimetres from the ground back inside to Drinkwater.”
Tigers great Benji Marshall continued: “I have never seen anything like this … he is on the way down with no sight of his player.
“That is phenomenal.”
Fox League commentator Andrew Voss dubbed it the “pass of the year”.
“That is outrageous,” he cried.
“The magic trick of Round 10. Murray Taulagi, we salute you.
“That’s amazing. That is truly wonderful rugby league, if not defying normal rugby league.
“You can’t practice that … absolutely extraordinary.”
Taulagi’s evening only got better, with the New Zealander scoring a double to help the Cowboys claim a comprehensive 36-12 victory.
Originally published as ‘Never seen anything like this’: Murray Taulagi’s miracle pass stuns the NRL