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Today Is The 20th Anniversary Of Jonah Lomu Acquainting Mike Catt With The Dirt

Today Is The 20th Anniversary Of Jonah Lomu Acquainting Mike Catt With The Dirt

Today - June 18th - marks the anniversary of Jonah Lomu's try against England in the 1995 Rugby World Cup semi-final, otherwise known as the day Mike Catt became intimiately acquainted with the dirt of the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.

Lomu scored four tries as New Zealand trounced England 45-29, and it is his first try that lives longest in the memory.

Lomu got possession on the left wing and turned on the afterburners, evaded one tackle before being ankle-tapped by Will Carling. Lomu stumbled, but managed to retain anough balance to bulldoze Catt into the ground in a remarkable display of his unique blend of pace and power.

Catt has unsurprisingly not forgotten the try. Here he is recalling the moment, with the wonderful point of view of a man who knew he was staring down the barrell of imminent doom.

 

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The title of the video, claiming that Catt is talking about actually managing to tackle the great man, is slightly misleading. Mike Catt Talks About Momentarily Getting In Jonah Lomu's Way may be a more accurate heading.

See Also: We Simulated Ireland V England On Jonah Lomu Rugby And It Was An Absolute Cracker!

See Also: For No Reason, Here's A Video Of Peter Stringer Tackling Jonah Lomu 

Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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