Top five plays of the weekend

01:30, Jun 09 2014

It was a jam-packed weekend of sport, both here in New Zealand and around the world. From some individual brilliance by NZ winger Tevita Li at rugby's Junior World Cup to acrobatic young Warrior David Fusitua, here are our top five moments.


CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: The weekend of sport kicked off with Tevita Li's hat-trick in the Junior World Cup clash between New Zealand and South Africa at North Habour Stadium. The 19-year-old's solo effort from a loose ball mid way through the first half left a pile up of Baby Boks behind him. The second half comeback gave the visitors the win 33-24.

SLUG-FEST: At over 3 hours, the French Open final between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep was the second longest in the competitions history. And with rallies like this 20-shot scream fest it is no wonder. Sharapova went on to win her second title beating Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4.

BULLDOZER: Konrad Hurrell's blinder in the Warriors 34-18 loss to the Rabbitohs saw Dylan Walker's blatant shoulder charge come off second best. Not one to break tradition, Hurrell blew a kiss to his mother before collapsing in pain.

TAKE THAT: Jerome Kaino gave butter-fingers hooker Rob Webber a flattening in the All Blacks' unconvincing last minute clutch victory over England at Eden Park. Arguably the most exciting thing to happen all night, bar the haka.

FLYING FUSITUA: The Warriors were unable to hold on to their early lead against South Sydney as the home side ran in a string of unanswered tries in the second half. David Fusitua's fifth-minute aerobatic effort put the Warriors on the board first after quick ball left him with one defender to beat.