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Monday, February 18, 2008

Huge All Black defense rocks the Wallabies

Huge All Black defense rocks the Wallabies

There have been countless times in the past that spectacular, bone-jarring tackles have won matches. When such moments occur at the right time, they can lift a team to hang in there for a vital few more minutes or, if you look at it from the other perspective, big tackles can demoralize the opposition completely.

Even more demoralizing however, is when a big tackle is followed by another big tackle, and then another, and then another. When going backwards while on attack your options quickly narrow down to kicking the ball away.

Thankfully for the Australians, the kick is a good one, but nothing can take away from a truly tenacious All Black defensive display, as seen here in the Bledisloe Cup a couple of seasons back.

Posted by Rugbydump at 9:42 pm | View Comments (21)

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Grizz Wyllie February 18, 2008 10:33 pm

I reckon the NZRU logs on to the site each morning and pull any All Black clips off youtube.rugydump has fans in high places

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Chris February 18, 2008 11:31 pm

yea it works for me now.

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minstrel boy February 18, 2008 11:40 pm

wonderful! watching this video fills me with such happiness... just the right thing to watch before going to sleep :)

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Chris Parberry February 19, 2008 12:45 am

haha great video good hits all around

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robbo February 19, 2008 2:37 am

Vid worked for me.WHOOO Reuben Thorne on Burke. TEXTBOOK!

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G-unit February 19, 2008 2:55 am


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eric February 19, 2008 3:17 am

Those are great tackles!!!

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Jeff February 19, 2008 5:55 am

I believe that only one thing can truly capture how I feel right now."Daaammmnn..."

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Don February 19, 2008 6:07 am


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davidson February 19, 2008 6:15 am

stunning d.

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chazza February 19, 2008 8:35 am

Great tackling by the all blacks!!! but the best was big kevs assist tackle

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alex February 19, 2008 9:04 am

stick that video on in front of kids and tell them thats how to defendive seen defenses hold out for ten minutes of non stop pressure on a relatively constant line, but to push a team back consistently with over half a dozen tackles is beautiful.. the australians become demoralised right before your eyes, when the number 6 decides to carry and gets laid out my marshall haha!ahh makes me wonder whether i prefer watching the best attacking or the best defending... hmm?

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sebastian February 19, 2008 9:26 am

for the best attacking you would have to go to the australian backline moves

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Anonymous February 19, 2008 11:31 am

One of the best displays of disciplined defence I have ever seen. Tacklers rolling away, no flopping over trying to kill the ball just brutal hit after hit. Great clip

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steff February 19, 2008 11:52 am

hopefully.. the NZ can get back to this form..

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coolfordy February 19, 2008 12:07 pm

Thats brilliant defence!

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212 February 19, 2008 1:47 pm

THORNE on thingy: literally doesn't get more technically perfect than that. Ouchy

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AK February 19, 2008 8:09 pm

This is what rugby is all about. Gaining the physical and mental edge on your opponents. All Blacks are the standard setters and grand masters of both attack and defence. Will they ever have the same strength in depth with players going overseas for better pay? I hope so.

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Bang March 21, 2008 9:21 pm

I Prefer watching good defending with solid hits than trys, you get trys all the time but this, its something else, it just fills me with happiness to see textbook defending. This is hurting the attacking team more than it would if they were defending, because they're going nowhere.

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Anonymous May 22, 2008 8:20 pm

the ab's are amazing in attack and defence but its a shame they usually bottle it in the world cup

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