There is something special about a prop try. It gains an air of mythical legend almost straight away as the distance that the front row forward had to run to make the line increases with every telling. One try that doesn't need any embellishment happened in France's Pro D2 yesterday.
James Coughlan's Pau secured promotion to the Top 14 for next season as winners of France's Pro D2 with three games to spare after beating Montauban 31-5 yesterday.
Pau will join the elite of the Top 14 just in time for the arrivals of Sean Dougall and some guy named Conrad Smith.
In the Pau's procession to the title, their loosehead prop Jeremy Hurou scored one of the all time great prop tries. It was reminiscent of Vincent Debaty's brilliant try against England in that crazy game at the end of the Six Nations.
What is it with French props eh?
It even has Hurou struggling mightily to recover from his efforts, just like with Debaty who had to be replaced afterwards.
It's a fairly crazy phase of attack that starts with Pau piling the pressure on to begin with before a Montauban intercept. Pau manage to turn it over and counterattack from inside their own 22. Watch out for the wonderful offload from the flanker Jean Boulihou, and Hurou has a lot of work to do before he collapses to touch the ball down.
Poor guy, so out of breath. I know that feeling bro.
What a Hurou.