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After shrugging off a Tuilagi tackle, this is an unbelievable flying finish

Akihito Yamada, you are cleared for landing.


IN 2003, WE had slow-mos of Brian O’Driscoll to marvel at over and over again. IN 2015, Japan have Akihito Yamada.

The winger produced this excellent flying finish to push the Brave Blossoms out of Samoa’s reach in Milton Keynes.

Watch it long enough and you might even feel sorry for Alesana Tuilagi. Look at him there lying with a look of absolute anguish on his face after he fell off a tackle of a winger 14 kilos lighter than him.

Here’s the highlights Eddie Jones’ men keeping their hopes alive in Pool B.

Source: World Rugby/YouTube

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