NRL commentators stunned at 'moonwalk' try

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Nine's NRL commentators were near successful awe of South Sydney's Jaxson Paulo aft the winger scored a sensational effort during the Rabbitohs' 36-16 triumph implicit Manly successful their preliminary final connected Friday night.

In the second half Souths skipper Adam Reynolds enactment up a unsafe weaponry to the corner. Paulo leapt precocious to bushed his absorption to the ball, cleanly collected it and with his backmost to the try-line, comically shuffled his mode over.

Jaxson Paulo of the Rabbitohs celebrates with squad mates aft scoring a effort during the NRL Preliminary Final lucifer betwixt the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Manly Sea Eagles astatine Suncorp Stadium connected September 24, 2021 successful Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images) (Getty)

Sea Eagles fullback Tom Trbojevic was excessively precocious to halt Paulo, arsenic helium flipped guardant to people the effort successful the rarest of fashion.

"Incredible. That's the champion backwards-running effort I've ever seen," stunned Manly fable Paul Vautin said connected Nine's broadcast.


"Look astatine this - beep, beep beep."

Paulo scores a effort moving backwards (Nine)

While Vautin compared Paulo's effort to a reversing vehicle, eighth Immortal Andrew Johns saw an homage to popular icon Michael Jackson.

"Fatty, he's not moving backwards, he's dead-set doing a moonwalk," Johns laughed.

"He's singing Michael Jackson songs. Jackson Paulo goes up, gets connected the dancefloor and moonwalks his mode implicit the line!"

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The effort was Paulo's 2nd connected the nighttime aft scoring minutes earlier the extremity of the archetypal half.

Rabbitohs try-scoring instrumentality Alex Johnston added different effort precocious successful the crippled to enactment the cherry connected apical of a superb show that sealed South Sydney a spot successful the 2021 NRL expansive final.

They volition adjacent play either Penrith oregon Melbourne successful the play finale adjacent week.

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