Why Fouad Yaha’s acrobatic try against Hull KR was even more impressive than on first look

Catalans Dragons stayed within two points of top spot with a 20-8 win over Hull KR today despite trailing 8-0 early in the game and being 8-4 down at the break.

The big turning point came courtesy of an intercept try from Matthieu Laguerre but the game sealing try was a magnificent score from Fouad Yaha who was sent down the wing by a long pass before showing good pace to reach the corner where he produced an acrobatic finish to score completing a front roll in the process.

Impressive enough already, but Steve McNamara revealed something after the game which made it even more so.

Speaking to Channel 4 after the match, he said: “He was struggling before that. At halftime I thought we’d lose him he had a really bad dead leg. But it was a great finish there. He broke the record for the number of tries last week and added another spectacular one today.

“We’ve got many of those players but he’s in great form.”

So, he showed great pace, finishing ability and acrobatic skill all the while with a dead leg – not bad at all.

You can watch the try here:

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