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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Marius Joubert play acting after a tap on the head

Marius Joubert play acting after a tap on the head

As mentioned in the comments section of my post about David Knox milking a penalty, Marius Joubert went completely overboard against Munster recently, with this shocking display of poor sportsmanship.

After receiving a tap on the head from Munsters Rua Tipoki, Joubert rolls around on the floor as if he's been hit in the face by a sniper from above. It looks like he was claiming he got poked in the eye, but from the angle he got tapped I don't see that as being the case.

Terrible acting and poor, poor sportsmanship by an international player who should know better.

Posted by Rugbydump at 10:48 am | View Comments (37)

Posted in See it to Believe it

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Anonymous February 07, 2008 12:46 pm

what a complete arse!! that sort of stuff belongs in football....keep it there.

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Lorry February 07, 2008 1:15 pm

Anonymous, for sure!! Stupid comments, SAns are none to be really tough, so thats no sense man!! The problem is that the basis of rugby is being destroyed (football link) by wankers, sorry for the word...

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nick February 07, 2008 1:18 pm

that bastard shouldn't be in rugby what a little faggot , and if anyone attacks me i am not anonymous !

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Rugbydump February 07, 2008 1:24 pm

Cyber Nanny RD here - any racist, childish or cursing comments will be deleted, so don't even waste your time. I post videos for you to watch for enjoyment and interests sake. I don't appreciate these comment boards being trashed with bad language and insult slinging. Be a man and join the forum if you want to engage in adult conversation. Otherwise, sit back and watch the clips in silence.

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will February 07, 2008 1:38 pm

Yes quite right rugbydump - slinging insults at each other from behind the safety of our keyboards is rather cowardly and more than a little childish. Much like Mr Joubert's actions here in fact. The real clincher is that Joubert looks to see who patted him on the head and when he sees that it's a member of the oppo starts to roll around like an utter buffoon.

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Bentley78 February 07, 2008 2:18 pm

Are they turning to soccer players or what?

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Anonymous February 07, 2008 3:26 pm

Tut tut, not what we like to see. Marshall was squirming in the Sky studio when questioned about his dive against Gloucester

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Anonymous February 07, 2008 3:32 pm

disgraceful, but maybe he was just trying to catch a breath :)

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mat n February 07, 2008 4:12 pm

c'mon your not a puffy footballer

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bokdrol February 07, 2008 4:26 pm

That in a nutshell why WP shipped you off to the Cheetahs. Shameful. I know you're in the French league but come on.

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Anonymous February 07, 2008 4:34 pm

Simply no place in the game!

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Gareth Thomas Searle February 07, 2008 5:36 pm

Thats a real football move.Easy to solve though, Shambok the dude or dont pay him the months wages. One of the greatest things about ruggers is its no-nonsence no play-acting. At a minimum the guy should get a wedgie from his own team mates. As they say in Vereniging - ' Marius jou Pilik'

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owen February 07, 2008 5:50 pm

I dont like it, but I think whats worse is the guy hitting him in the face, cheap shot, he is the one lacking a little sportsmanship!

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Anonymous February 07, 2008 8:06 pm

He didn't hit him in the face, he gave him a pat on the head.It's commonplace in most rugby games these days, and regardless of the fact it's sometimes done in disrespect, it doesn't warrant such a immature and faggot like response.

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boomshanka February 07, 2008 8:50 pm

i dread the day when a 'Simulation' law has to be brought into the game.

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Donnacha February 07, 2008 9:08 pm

Owen that has to be the most hillarious remark i have seen on rugbydump. Hitting him in the face??? Don't make me laugh. Look at TS&RB1-8...Them is REAL hits.

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G-unit February 07, 2008 11:40 pm

haha! that is funny, maybe he should be playing soccer! I despair over the state of rugby these days... we used to have these cool ads in know the Buck Shelford one, where he gets some loosened teeth, plays on, a stray blow loosened his 'privates', a head clash, blood everywhere... only the second time he never finished the game... ahh, when guys who played rugby were real men... Now you get a little tickle on the face, its go cry to mommy???

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Anonymous February 08, 2008 12:12 am

I dunno, if you really look, he could actually have got one in the eye. I mean, it takes very little pressure to make an enormous amount of pain when it comes to eyes. I can see how someone could say he was acting, but it looked like it could be either to me. Being a rugger, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

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fozzyprop February 08, 2008 8:37 am

what a disaster, rucking is on the decline big time, scrums are a joke and now this sort of carry on what is the game coming too?

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david February 08, 2008 9:23 am

dear me. that belongs in football. rugby is a mans game.

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Jerry February 08, 2008 1:18 pm

If you manage to see the disallowed Munster try in this game( scored by Lifemi Mafi) you'll see more playacting from Joubert.It seems that his display in this clip is far from an isolated incident.It really is a disgrace that such behaviour is allowed to seep into rugby.Joubert's actions put a sour taste in my mouth regarding Clermont which is a pity because they're a fantastic team.

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Anonymous February 08, 2008 1:30 pm

Donnacha, I realise it was just a flick, but did it have anything to do with the game? The clock was stopped, it was just instigating. All I said it was cheap. If you think its part of the game, thats fine. Also note, I did say I did not like it, I was stating what I liked less.

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Fordy February 08, 2008 4:49 pm

Jesus i thought i was waching football what a complete wanker!

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Anonymous February 08, 2008 4:52 pm

Bently78, please if you are to use the cursed word at least use it proper name "soccer" is american crap it was invented and name in England, call it what it is football.

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Anonymous February 08, 2008 6:03 pm

there was no way that could have in any circumstance caused him ti be hurt. In football you will often see players pat opposing players on the head and they don't go down. Never mind rugby ! Anyone who could imagine that as being dangerous or an instigation should have their head checked !Third Centre

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Anonymous February 08, 2008 9:48 pm

Howlett hit him in the face as he got up, not the guy who tapped him on the head!

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Anonymous February 10, 2008 1:02 pm

no he didn't look at the video again.

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Anonymous February 11, 2008 9:48 am

I'm not sure why everyone's so surprised. It's common knowledge that South Africans are cheats and the rugby equivalent of Italian footballers. They need to learn that winning without honour is not winning at all.

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Anonymous March 27, 2008 8:37 am

lol what an idiot

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Anonymous March 29, 2008 1:42 pm

i really hope ths beautiful sport doesnt start those football antics

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thumbsy April 14, 2008 8:23 pm

Imagine an Irish man having to correct a Welsh(?) man who lives in South Africa. The correct spelling is SJAMBOK, take note Gareth

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KerrRugby May 02, 2008 4:13 pm

God, what a bloody wuss! He does belong in football, he should be banned from rugby for that.. its for men, not Football Wusses.I bet he watches Spanish football :S lol

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Anonymous September 14, 2008 12:33 pm

fookin footballer, dont belong on a rugby pitch. queen!

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Anonymous September 27, 2008 5:22 pm

fookin???? is that a word u idiot! i think that sort of stuff makes rugby proud, well done joubert

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Anonymous September 28, 2008 3:35 pm

well... When u're not up to the game, you just try and pull the game down to you... It'll never happen. Train harder and come back when you're ready.Chico, O

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brob September 29, 2008 1:37 am

booooooo footballer

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Jordan December 17, 2008 6:36 pm

this is a disgracenothing lessits whats seen in football not in rugbyim really struggling here not to write something extremely abusive but this aint the place for itit shouldnt be seen in any sport anyway its just plain wrong, but im so dissapointed to see it on a rugby pitch

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