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Rugby Fans Are Already Calling This 'The Craziest Try You'll Ever See'

Rugby Fans Are Already Calling This 'The Craziest Try You'll Ever See'

As far as tries go, this one might just be the most bizarre of all-time.

A video has gone viral on social media showing a rugby player cross the try line after receiving the ball from the opposition's head.

To be exact, that so-called "opposition" player wasn't even meant to be on the field - he was actually coming off injured.

Hold up, let us explain.

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New Zealand rugby club Harbour Hawks, who actually shared the insane clip themselves, were playing in their local competition in Dunedin.

And with a scrum formed late into the game, the ball was eventually flicked out and found its way into the hands of Hawks fly half Logan Allen.

In his own half and with defenders breathing down his neck, Allen saw an open gap in the field ahead of him.

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Thinking quickly on his feet, the No.10 dinked a cheeky chip in behind the onrushing defenders for his wingers to run onto.

And, well, that's where the series of strange events began to unfold.

Before the Harbour Hawks wingers even had a chance to catch the lofted kick, the ball landed square on one of the opposition's noggins.

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But it turns out this poor bloke wasn't even an active player, he had actually just been substituted due to an injury and was being escorted from the field by the medical staff.

Facing the wrong way, the rival player didn't even see the ball coming as it bounced off his head and landed perfectly in the bread basket of Hawks star Michael Graham.

With nothing but green grass and the try line ahead of him, Graham pinned his ears back and put on the afterburners to leave the recovering opposition players in his dust.

Graham rushed through and grounded the ball as the spectators sat back in awe of what they'd just witnessed.

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I mean, a falcon any sporting context is box office entertainment, right?

But for it to set-up a try during a game too? Well, that's just unheard of.

Well played Sir, well played. Credit: Instagram/@michael_graham2
Well played Sir, well played. Credit: Instagram/@michael_graham2

It didn't take long for the clip to circulate around social media.

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And even the players themselves got in on the act with try-scorer Graham changing his Instagram bio to read: "I'm that guy that caught the ball of that other guys head then ran like 50 metres to score and social media went mad, anyway let me buy you a drink."

Quality stuff from everyone involved.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@harbourhawksrfc

Topics: New Zealand, Viral, Rugby, Video, Rugby Union, Social Media, watch, Australia

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Max Sherry

Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.