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Amateur rugby player pulls off amazing back-heel flick try

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It's a pretty tough ask to showboat in rugby, but amateur player Alan Knuckey may have pulled off the best trick many will ever see on a rugby pitch.

The scrum-half was deep in his own try zone when he dropped the ball behind him, before flicking it over his head with his heel.

He didn't just chip himself, but instead, the whole of the opposition team as well.


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The ball dropped out of the air and bounced a couple of times, before Knuckey picked the ball back up and ran the length of the pitch to score the best try of his career.

The whole move was caught on camera from the sidelines and the video can be seen further down this article.

The trick was pulled off in a veterans game between 35-year-old Knuckey's Charlton Park, and their arch rivals Old Colfeians.

After the video was posted on the scrum-half's Facebook page, it has gone viral and been seen over 2.3 million times.

It was posted with the caption: "Last play of the game. 15 years I've attempted this. Never have I finished it off. This may be my finest ever rugby moment."

It's the kind of move that would never even be attempted in a professional rugby union match, which sums up why we love amatuer sports so much.

The video has been seen across the world and has even made news in New Zealand.

Speaking about his newfound fame, the scrum-half told BBC Sport: "I would love for people to say they have 'tried a Knuckey' - that would be the dream.

Have you ever pulled off something as spectacular as this? Let us know in the comments.  

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