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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Denis Leamy's bunny hopping-madness at the back of the scrum

Denis Leamy's bunny hopping-madness at the back of the scrum

The Munster fire is alive and well. After a close defeat to the Wasps, they redeemed themselves with a five-try killing spree of Clermont Auvergne.

Veteran full-back Shaun Payne and centre Rua Tipoki both touched down for the second week running, while second half tries from winger Brian Carney, flanker Alan Quinlan and prop Marcus Horan sealed the result.

The focus of this video though is Dennis Leamy's unique way of controlling the ball at the back of the scrum when trying to score a pushover try. Fairly often mistakes are made when trying to drag it with the feet towards the line, normally kicking it back into the scrum and losing the ball.

But this new method begs the question, is he really contributing the eight man shove? Another thing, is it legal? According to some it's not.

Apparently earlier in the season Anthony Foley did the same thing and was blown up for it. It does have it's merits though, simply because you're in control of the ball at all times, even if you're completely off balance and get pumped as soon as you break away from the scrum.

Luckily for Leamy he had Rua Tipoki to offload to when it happened to him.

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