Warriors young gun Reece Walsh has drawn a parallel with NRL legend Cameron Smith — but not in the way he would have liked.
With a chance to extend his side’s lead to 12 against Newcastle, the fullback lost his position at the worst possible moment.
The up-and-coming fullback slipped, with his kick from barely more than 10 metres.
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“That’s a horrible moment for Reece Walsh!” said Andrew Voss in commentary for Fox League.
“If there’s a kick worse this year than that, I’ll be very surprised.”
NRL fans will remember Smith slipping away the same way from the same sideline – but with a different result.
Smith moved in the first half to hit the ball from the sidelines as his feet betrayed him at the moment of impact.
Despite landing flat on his back, Smith showed how deadly his laser-like boot could be by drilling the ball over the black dot to add two more points to the deficit.
“What a moment that is!” Voss said at the time.
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“Falls over as if on an ice rink and immediately takes the bar out of play.”
The astonishing conversion even surprised Smith with the stunned Kangaroos skipper raising his arms to the crowd to celebrate.
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