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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Percy Montgomery gets up ended by Bryan Habana in Super 14 final

Percy gets up-ended by Habana

This is only a few minutes into the 2007 Super 14 Final, played in the Durban 'Sharktank'. The game itself was fairly scrappy throughout. There were, however, several crunching tackles; some legal, others not.

This is obviously one of the not-so-legal tackles, as Byan Habana clearly takes Percy Montgomery in the air. Should it have been a yellow-card? If it had occured later in the game I think it would have been... But it was very early and the referee, Steve Walsh, didn't want to send anyone to the bin just yet, by the looks of things.

Habana said this about it:
"It must have looked awful from the stands but I never had any intention of hurting Monty. As I went in for the tackle I slipped and could not stop myself."

Interesting note: When Walsh is talking to Matfield and Habana he says there are a "few problems" with the tackle. "Firstly...You took the man out in the air, etc etc." and then he never really finishes with that. He just proceeds to say he wants composure, and then they play on.

Posted at 11:24 am | 20 comments

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Greenmachine May 24, 2007 11:03 am

Does look pretty bad, however notice that it does not spark a fight or confrontation between the players. Compare this to football; where after something like this they would be pushing each other around trying to mess up each other hairstyles, and pleading with the ref to card the transgressor.

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Anonymous May 24, 2007 11:57 am

does the ref say "certainly im not gonna have any fucking around in this (place??)" the refs mic seems to jump a bit there, did he really say that though?

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Anonymous May 24, 2007 5:57 pm

No hes says he doesn't want any THUGERY

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Anonymous May 25, 2007 1:11 am

percy montgomery is a prick any way habana is a king what a way to win the super 14 finals.

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Anonymous May 25, 2007 10:59 pm

percy is a big poof hes the david beckham of rugby

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Anonymous May 27, 2007 11:00 pm

Shut the hell up! I hope you're not condoning dirty play? He should've got a yellow card at the least! And let's not talk about the "try that shouldn't have been"!

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Ice-T June 03, 2007 8:07 pm

You guys sound like soccer fans...why do you have to attack someone just because you don't share their opinion? Especially when yours is wrong Percy is a good player, the only way he resembles Beckham (who is also a good player) is with his gay hairstyle! For me it could have been a yellow but, like the commentators said, good decision by the ref.

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OOOOOH August 01, 2007 12:47 pm

Listen up Ice Tea, why you talking about people's hair are you a maryqueen? Think you have stumbled onto the wrong site! Do you want everyone to just hug and make up... does your mummy still read you stories before you go to bed?Meatloaf thinks your the real dead ringer for love!!!! You took the words right outta my mouth... it must have been when you was kissing me?xxx

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daniel September 01, 2007 1:45 pm

percy is the highest scoring s.a. player EVER..... nuf said.

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Anonymous September 01, 2007 1:46 pm

percy is the highest scoring s.a. player EVER... nuf said.

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Anonymous September 06, 2007 2:02 pm

Personally I think the reason this was so bad was Habana's great speed. You can see that Bryan is rocketing at Percy as the ball is coming down and then Percy jumps and Habana can't stop himself. Bosh. I think the reason that the ref didn't award a yellow was that he reckoned it wasn't a targetted attack but a mistake. Still, it was a hell of a takedown!

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Anonymous October 04, 2007 4:25 pm

Anonymous (May 28, 2007 1:00 AM)LMFAO! "try that shouldn't have been"! Bro, you're really a wanker! Bulls won, end of story! Mistakes is part of any game, including Rugby! Get over it...Ice-t (June 03, 2007 10:07 PM):Bro, leave Rugby for real men, who enjoy's the game, and not the men playing the game. Go polish your rocket while you stare at David Beckham posters on your bedroom walls... Faggit!

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Anonymous October 20, 2007 5:29 pm

loool i love reading these. i bet you guys will all want a piece of percy's ass if he gets a winning kick tonight!

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englandlover October 21, 2007 7:09 pm

ahhh haha its great to see percy fall on his neck and habana get penalised, all he goes for are tackles that look good. ah he got the atention that both pretty boys need

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Anonymous November 06, 2007 8:37 pm

they love each other really! especially after the world cup

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Hendrick December 25, 2007 5:01 pm

That was great. You know you can tackle like that in American Football.

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Anonymous January 02, 2008 12:48 pm

lool Yeah U probz can. But in rugby, u cant have the miles on shoulder pads, neck pads and helmetss looollll. gd game though ...

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Anonymous January 27, 2008 1:30 pm

yea but Y did he put his arms up and grab montys legs AFTER he makes da first contact wiv him ?????

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irish kester March 22, 2008 4:31 pm

looks bad from the side angle but from the back angle you can see that what bryan said is true, he has slipped, and he ducks his head and puts his arms up to protect his head from percys falling boots, unfortunately because he was sprinting then he just carried on moving.

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USA7 June 17, 2010 2:51 am

mother of god that is SUPERB!!!

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