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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Josh Lewsey's try saving tackle on Jean De Villiers

Josh Lewsey's try saving tackle on Jean De Villiers

In the first test against England in Nov 2006, The Springboks' Jean De Villiers got yet another trademark intercept, but he unfortunately wasn't able to capitalise on it.

Instead of finishing the try by stepping inside or flicking the ball to Ndungane, he decided to back himself, but was shown up excellently by the covering Josh Lewsey.

Brilliant try saving tackle, but to be honest, I think Lewsey would have been shocked De Villiers stuffed it up so badly. Bad mistake. Great result for the English.

Postponed coach Andy Robinson getting fired, for a week or so anyway.

Posted at 12:43 pm | 31 comments

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Anonymous April 10, 2007 4:51 pm

What a great fuckin save. Solid tackle, too. And that's from a fullback!

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Anonymous April 10, 2007 11:46 pm

awesome tackle considering de villiars is a big man...do england have a chance? fuk no they're still way behind Ireland and there miles behind the all blacks

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Anonymous April 12, 2007 11:52 pm

as good as it gets!

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Howesy May 19, 2007 1:17 am

Lewsey is a Legend!!!!

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Anonymous May 23, 2007 10:15 am

14 more josh lewsey's and we might not get trashed this autumn

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wasps fan June 16, 2007 5:53 pm

absolute try saver, can't believe ashton is now saying he's not goin to even consider lewsey as england fullback!

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Anonymous July 06, 2007 8:55 pm

ahhh!!! he shud just hav passed it to Ndugane n den s. africa wud hav won!! atleats they won de 2nd test tho..

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Anonymous August 03, 2007 12:30 pm

that tackle makes me smile every time and think, that on on-form maybee eng have a chance

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Anonymous August 14, 2007 1:37 am

legendary tackle. If i was enland coach he would be my starting fullback for sure

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Anonymous August 21, 2007 10:02 am

great tackle i think lewsy could be the toughest strongest full back in the world i wouldnt wanna mess with him hes also an ex marine

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Anonymous August 21, 2007 10:31 pm

Lewis is awesome but he would certain not be happy with being called an ex-marine! He went to Sandhurst to join the Army!!!!!

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Anonymous August 21, 2007 10:32 pm

Sorry Lewsey not Lewis!!!

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Anonymous September 04, 2007 10:35 pm

One of the best tackles I think I have ever seen, the timing was excelent, and the pace was amazing

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Anonymous October 14, 2007 9:50 pm

Great tackle shame that he wont be playing in the world cup final

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Anonymous October 22, 2007 6:17 pm

my idol yer he shuld be now that robinson has retired. but matty tate is amazing back there too judging on the final

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J.R. January 01, 2008 8:33 pm

From an Irishman I have to say that that was a brilliant tackle. The speed at which he came across was amazing.

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Anonymous January 03, 2008 6:12 pm

dat was a good interseption and a great run but i have to say the tackle toped if off

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Anonymous January 03, 2008 6:12 pm

dat was a good interseption and a great run but i have to say the tackle toped if off

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Anonymous January 08, 2008 2:19 pm

"What a great fuckin save. Solid tackle, too. And that's from a fullback!" ^ wot do u mean "and thats from a fullback" fullbacks are some of the best tacklers, they have to be. idiot.

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Anonymous January 08, 2008 9:50 pm

Bit late with the shoot down, but your right, fullback has to be the best tackler, as Lewsey is one of the best in the England team. Just ask Matt Rogers

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Anonymous January 10, 2008 12:04 am

'fullbacks have to be good taklers idiot'shut up u twat, usally a fullbackdoesnt try at those tackles, too risky or they cant get there in time. and lewsey could play flanker in he wanted too.

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Anonymous January 10, 2008 5:52 pm

The person who said were way behind Ireland and we don't have a chance, well we got to the final. Fair bit better then ireland did.

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Anonymous January 12, 2008 8:38 pm

Uh? Ireland did something during this world cup? Glad to know it.

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Anonymous February 19, 2008 2:03 pm

TOP SHELF!!!!!

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Anonymous March 18, 2008 8:37 pm

A fullback doing what hes there for, truly awsome, i love it. OH and to the guy below me, most of the fullbacks i know are one of the hardest hitters

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Anonymous March 18, 2008 8:40 pm

Um fullbacks do have to be the best tacklers they are the last line of defense, in fact if i watched this without knowing he was a fullback i would have guessed it anyway. Argue this and your a dumbass, or you do not know how to play fullback

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Anonymous June 01, 2008 11:30 am

lewsey is amazin but were was he in th 6 nations wales would still win but england would have beet scotland (he's half welsh and sed heed rather play for wales shame he dousn't) (welshman writing)

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bD August 02, 2008 8:08 pm

em on the fullback tackling thing............most fullbacks wouldnt like to enter the defensive line until their in their own 22. they dont want to be stuck at the bottom of a ruck and out of position....leaving space for the opposition kicker to exploit

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Anonymous August 13, 2008 9:21 pm

Great tackle , shame he cudn do it against us , wales , [Grand Slam 2008] :)

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Anonymous August 15, 2008 11:17 pm

probably one of the best try saving tackles in history, no luck involved , just sheer brilliance from lewsey - to the point where de villiars wasnt exactly "wrong" to back himself, he just looked like a fool.

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Anonymous November 28, 2008 3:58 pm

First Comment - "And that's from a fullback!" What are you on about, that's half the job!!!

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