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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Brian O'Driscoll rib breaker on Clement Poitrenaud

Brian O'Driscoll rib breaker on Clement Poitrenaud

Ireland haven't had a whole lot to cheer about during this World Cup. Their performances have been anything but inspired, with narrow victories over minnow sides, and then a significant loss to hosts France.

One thing worth seeing though is this clip of captain Brian O'Driscoll's big rib tickler tackle on French fullback Clement Pointrenaud. A great textbook tackle, showing that you can hit hard while still tackling legally.

Posted at 2:31 am | 23 comments

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lobes September 26, 2007 3:07 pm

hard hit by O'driscoll. Pointrenaud wasnt ready for that at all. What did he think O'Driscoll would just let him run past??

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Anonymous September 26, 2007 4:32 pm

Ouch! Population: You, Bro!

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Anonymous September 26, 2007 7:52 pm

i definite sore one there !

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Anonymous September 26, 2007 9:28 pm

Nice tackle... ouch

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Anonymous September 26, 2007 10:12 pm

for some reason he lifts his arms as he tries to go past him and that exposes his torso and ribs, giving O'Driscoll a huge target to hit. if he'd gone into the contact with better technique he wouldn't have gotten such a walloping.

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Cheyanqu September 26, 2007 11:45 pm

The music on the background of the video link above (Totor) proves that the French only refuse to use English to hassle the POMs.They have no problem using English language stuff if it sucks, like this band (or Jerry Lewis, Michael Jackson, or Woody Allen for that matter)So much for Chabal's "We're in France, we speak French"!

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Anonymous September 27, 2007 1:05 am

Two hits, BOD hitting you, your ass hitting the deck!

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Anonymous September 27, 2007 1:28 am

Excellent tackle!pure technic, no malice there.

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Anonymous September 27, 2007 4:20 am

let's see this guy against the pumas... north hemisphere rugby doesn't exist,, tri nations rules the world of rugby, and olso love the pumas now,, this guys play with their hearts...

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Anonymous September 27, 2007 5:46 am

Dude, O'Driscoll is the shiiiiite. For my money, the best outside in the world.

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Anonymous September 28, 2007 9:30 pm

stuiped french poofter he jumped into the tackle

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Anonymous September 28, 2007 11:22 pm

haha bod best centre in world rugby. playing against any opposition. YES EVEN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE TITANS. if anything he steps up his game then. and this is from an englishman! .....and the french are twats. :)

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Anonymous September 29, 2007 7:04 pm

poor o'driscoll. has made quite a few of these tackles in this WC but no chance to really do anything going forward.....

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ken craig October 05, 2007 4:23 pm

hello

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Bobby #15 October 15, 2007 7:48 pm

wow me bein a full back that scared me hell of a takle tho not suprisin O'driscells a quality player

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mullifer December 16, 2007 2:32 pm

great tackle he was realli d only player who was doin d country proud in that world cup.fair play he never gave up no matter hw much they were down..

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Anonymous February 03, 2008 9:30 pm

the stupid twat tried to jump into the tackle and just got crunched

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Anonymous March 31, 2008 5:00 pm

nice to see BOD not taking a massive hit but supplying one

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Anonymous March 31, 2008 5:00 pm

nice to see BOD not taking a massive hit but supplying one

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Anonymous March 31, 2008 5:00 pm

nice to see BOD not taking a massive hit but supplying one

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Anonymous April 02, 2008 10:48 pm

he lifts his arms up so that he can offload out of the tackle, he doesn't want to get them wrapped up in there and get done. that having been said, you've gotta back yourself to be strong in the tackle to at least break round to get the ball out and that was never gunna happen with a hit like that. that's gotta hurt

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Boz March 04, 2009 5:44 am

He hit him while offsides. I notice nobody is bitching about the 'legality' of tackles when BOD isn't the one in a heap on the ground . . . .

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Anonymous June 19, 2009 2:40 pm

Mmmm.... it was a tap and go just how is O'Driscoll offside? unlike Umanga's cheap shot when the ball was gone.

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