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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sebastien Chabal's two great tries against Namibia

Sebastien Chabal's two great tries against Namibia

Two tries by Sebastien Chabal helped France achieve a 87-10 victory over Namibia in Toulousse on sunday evening.

With a French crowd baying for blood if the home team didn't perform, the hosts came out firing and totally demolished a Namibian team that were down to 14 men after the 19th minute.

Chabal started this match in the second row and showed what a valuable asset he is to the team with his agility and awareness of space. He took some good lineout balls as well as bashed it up well.

The first of his two tries came when France were awarded a penalty close to the line, and some quick thinking from scrumhalf Jean-Baptiste Ellisalde put in a neat crosskick for Chabal to collect and fall over the line.

The second of his tries put the first one to shame. It came from a close to 60m penalty kick attempt from the Namibian fullback Loster. The kick fell short, and France returned the ball with interest, rapidly getting up to the halfway line and creating fast second phase ball.

After swinging it wide, the big caveman received the ball well inside his own half and took off, sniping through the tiniest of gaps and showing superb acceleration that I, for one, didn't know he possessed.

Leaving the Namibian's for dead and brushing off three would be tacklers, he charged over the line for what for me is already one of the best tries of the tournament.

Posted at 9:16 am | 21 comments

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Anonymous September 18, 2007 1:15 pm

Amazing the second one.Those final 20 meters were so "Lomu style"...

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Lobes September 18, 2007 2:59 pm

I missed seeing this game. All I can say is wow! i did not know seabass had such pace

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Anonymous September 19, 2007 9:35 am

we have a new lomu?

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Anonymous September 19, 2007 1:12 pm

i'm franch and i'm really proud of having a player like chabal ! he's a superpower . some people say that french is a running team and that they don't have any good chargers. Well now we have chabal!!!!

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Anonymous September 19, 2007 1:37 pm

Against namibia the french showed something worth watching... In my opinion, the team changed because of elissalde and michalak... They are so much better than skrela and the other scrumhalf... (cant remember the name)By the way, nice pace for such a big man

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HOUUHOOUUHOOUUU September 19, 2007 1:47 pm

Chanibal Lecter stroke again ! :-D

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Sea-Bass September 19, 2007 4:38 pm

Thanks guys! Merci.

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Anonymous September 20, 2007 5:58 pm

Sebastien 'Seabass' Chabal. he is a god i love watching him charge down the wing at sale. C'MON SALE SHARKS!!!!

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wolcott September 21, 2007 5:31 pm

SEA-BASS is bad-ass. what you saw in those final 20 meters was pure power

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Muse_Fan78 September 24, 2007 7:31 pm

IF ONLY YOU WERE ENGLISH!!![The English fans cried out]

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BS2612 October 10, 2007 4:04 pm

fantastic try by evil jesus there, lets hope he doesnt repeat it against England...

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Anonymous October 15, 2007 6:16 pm

That was classic, well good tryFrape x

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Anonymous December 16, 2007 6:47 pm

i liked the commentators reactions wen he got the ball.CHABAL CHABAL.

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lock January 17, 2008 6:12 pm

Chabal- Lomu with hair

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Anonymous January 26, 2008 5:49 pm

pretty good trysbut no country in te world do the cross field kick better than IrelandROG is just a pure genius

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Anonymous February 05, 2008 7:36 pm

lol to that last post. ROG is a frickin belly dancer

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Anonymous February 07, 2008 2:01 am

too bad cross field kicks dont win games.not to mention ireland played poorly against italy last weekend

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wladimir February 07, 2008 9:55 pm

a c'est notre homme des cavernes national qui nous fait un bel essai "chabalesque"

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Anonymous February 09, 2008 10:20 pm

ROG is a hothead with no imagination, im a prop and i can see that!

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Anonymous April 15, 2008 3:12 pm

how can anyone say that about ROGHes known the world over as one of the finest out-halfshes proven this many times with The 2005 lions tour The 2006 Heinekin CupMan of the tournament 2007 6 nationsand most likely this Heinekin cup too

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Phil February 20, 2010 9:50 pm

Love this vid. classic caveman

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