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Nick Abendanon's cheeky Champions Cup final try gets better every time you see it

Now that is a deft dink.

CLERMONT WERE ONCE again denied European glory by Toulon on Saturday, but their fullback Nick Abendanon can at least look back on his try fondly.

The former Bath man carelessly kicked the ball away in the build-up to Mathieu Bastareaud’s five-pointer right on half time but backed himself to get it right midway through the second half.

Abendanon spotted a raft of forwards standing in midfield and exploited the mismatch excellently.

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A lot of people think Abendanon should be included in England’s World Cup squad on the back of his strong Champions Cup form and it will be interesting to see if Stuart Lancaster brings him in.

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