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Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday Funnies - Odwa Ndungane butchers it over the line

Friday Funnies - Odwa Ndungane butchers it over the line

I'm not sure if this is more funny or sad. A bit of both probably. Sharks vs Crusaders in Durban, Super 14 last year. The score is tied at 13-13 all, with the Sharks needing to win at home to increase their chances of progressing further in the tournament.

A lovely move between Ryan Kankowski & Jaques Botes creates the opening as Botes goes through, doing all the hard work and popping the ball perfectly for Sharks wing Odwa Ndungane, the twin brother of Springbok Akona, to catch the ball and fall over the line. Simple? Apparently not.

Luckily for Odwa he went on to redeem himself by scoring a length of the field try that set up one of the most amazing finishes to a game you'll ever see.

If that hadn't happened, this blunder would have gone down as the moment that cost the Sharks the match, and Odwa Ndungane wouldn't have been the most popular guy in Durban that night.

Posted by Rugbydump at 7:12 am | View Comments (13)

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Anonymous January 18, 2008 10:03 am

Poor Guy!Similar things have happened to me, although not when I'm already over the try line, and i bet his team mates will be ripping the piss for weeks to come about that!

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decepti0n January 18, 2008 12:43 pm

Man that just hurts to watch

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italian scrummy January 18, 2008 2:35 pm

teaches you a basic.....when you are close to the try line DO NOT LOOK BACK!!!!hell the point is..why look back??just put all your damn energy in getting over that damn line...peace.

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Chris P January 18, 2008 8:34 pm

first thing i thought was "why'd he look back?"if he thought he was gonna be tackled he should have dove, not turnedsilly blundergreat try later to win it though, followed by a fantastic kicki'm not a big super 14 fan but that was very good rugby

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Anonymous January 18, 2008 10:06 pm

You ll have to get Brent Russells fumble against Glasgow tonight. No one in front of him and he just drops it

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elrolo January 18, 2008 10:51 pm

^^^^ what min was that in? i recorded the game but aparently it was not that gr8.

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Anonymous January 18, 2008 11:14 pm

Think it was around the 60 min mark i think. If you look up the minutes kept it was about 30 seconds before Glasgow got their only try

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Anonymous January 18, 2008 11:56 pm

Guy above - Glasgow? I supose it did look like a Scottish attempt. Fishy fish fshh

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Anonymous January 19, 2008 10:02 am

this Ndungane guy is useless anyway...Bad ball protection, too light...

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Austin January 19, 2008 10:11 pm

Wow... poor Odwa... I think I remember watching this a while back, and threw my Sharks rugby ball at the tely' afterwards

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Posty March 08, 2008 12:42 am

Thats harsh.If i were him i wouldn't have wanted to lift my head off the ground!

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Anonymous June 27, 2008 6:58 pm

stop looking at the crowd and seeing whos with why not PUT THE BALL DOWN

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Anonymous September 17, 2008 1:00 pm

I saw the "almost try" of Leguizamn too. God, that hurts

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