Personalised Paper: Rugby Union
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The rugby union world has a new hero this morning, after [FORENAME] [SURNAME] produced a match-winning performance to help [TEAM] lift the Powergen Cup at Twickenham. Just like Jonny Wilkinson in the Rugby World Cup, [AGE]-year-old [SURNAME] kicked a last-minute drop goal to complete a remarkable recovery for [TEAM].
Opponents Wasps had been winning 9-7 with less than a minute to go, but the quick thinking [SURNAME] showed tremendous skill and composure to kick the winning points from more than 30 yards. The [TEAM] team were in real trouble when their number-one goal kicker was injured during training earlier in the week. A surprise decision from the team coach to bring the relatively unknown [AGE] year old [FORENAME] [SURNAME] into the squad was questioned by many [TEAM] fans. They should not have doubted him. The inclusion of [SURNAME] in the [TEAM] team was inspirational and proved ultimately to be the difference between the two sides.
With [his] friends and family in the crowd, [SURNAME] showed no signs of nerves at all as the [TEAM] made a perfect start. With just five minutes gone [FORENAME] picked up the ball in [his] own 22 and surged between two Wasps forwards before hoisting a high kick up field. Wasps full-back Jack Wallace couldn't hold onto the ball as it dropped from the sky and, after sprinting more than 50 yards, [SURNAME] swooped on the loose ball and ran between the posts to score the games first try.
[SURNAME] slotted over the conversion to make it 7-0 but, unfortunately, [TEAM] weren't able to make the most of their early advantage. By half-time, two Wallace penalties had got Wasps back into the game and the tide had turned. Things got even worse for [TEAM] with 20 minutes left, when their forwards were penalised for collapsing a scrum and Wallace kicked Wasps into the lead for the first time.
The [TEAM] players were devastated but, luckily, they had [SURNAME] to provide their inspiration. We can still do this, [he] yelled, as the clock ticked into its final minute. [TEAM] had the majority of the support in the packed Twickenham Stadium. With the crowd urging [TEAM] on, [SURNAME] got himself into position for the games final line-out.
The [TEAM] jumpers won the ball and, when the ball was thrown to [SURNAME], [he] had only one thing on [his] mind. With amazing confidence, [he] dropped the ball in front of [him] and, after a swing of [his] boot; it sailed between the posts to earn [TEAM] a one-point win. The entire [TEAM] virtually buried [SURNAME] as they celebrated. When [he] emerged, [he] saluted the [TEAM] fans who went absolutely wild as they celebrated their victory.
When interviewed after the game by the BBCs Bill Beaumont the [TEAM] coach said "That was one of the greatest kicks I have ever seen." By [his] side was man of the match [FORENAME] [SURNAME] who said modestly "It was a TEAM effort, a day I'll remember for the rest of my life. It hasn't sunk in yet, maybe when I read all about it in tomorrow's papers it might do."
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