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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fulgence Ouedraogo dropped badly in the lineout

Fulgence Ouedraogo dropped badly in the lineout

On the weekend I watched the Top 14 meeting between Montpellier and Biarritz Olympique. The game was a hard fought and tight encounter, but just before the end young flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo suffered a bizarre injury in the lineout.

Ouedraogo is Burkina Faso born and another in the line of African born flankers that turn out for France. He made his debut for his country, France, on the New Zealand tour of last year. He is a strong ball carrier and excellent at the breakdown. He'll no doubt be a star performer for France in the future and is most definitely going to feature strongly in this years Six Nations.

His Montpellier team mates didn't do him any favours though when he got tossed up really high in the lineout, but then not brought back down to ground safely.

This is a lesson in how NOT to support your lineout jumpers. Ouch.

Posted at 10:19 am | 15 comments

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Molly February 19, 2008 11:44 am

Can't believe they hoisted him up and then just walked away.Thats bad team work, seems like they weren't mates.

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Toinou February 19, 2008 11:52 am

What a shame ...

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coolfordy February 19, 2008 12:09 pm

LOL the wankers dropped him when hre didn't win the lineout!!!

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coolfordy February 19, 2008 12:09 pm

soz not hre, he

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Jacko February 19, 2008 1:52 pm

Should have been a free kick to the opposition for not bringing their jumper down safely.

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elrolo February 19, 2008 6:57 pm

anyone know what channel it was on, or if it was on sky, as iv never known f14 to be on sky sports and its an english commentator?

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Don February 19, 2008 6:58 pm

DAMN! That's horrible.

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GMC February 19, 2008 8:01 pm

Elrolo, the answer is Supersport in South Africa.

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AK February 19, 2008 8:19 pm

The commentator sounded a bit 'pipe and slippers' ish.Funny stuff.The line out drop was a bit harsh though

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tim February 19, 2008 9:00 pm

Last year, playing U16s, there was this new bloke, how did this to me every fucking lineout... God I hated him.

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G-unit February 19, 2008 9:57 pm

What wankers! He should definitely smack his team mate out! Or the guy who dropped him should be cut from the team for such bad lifting.... are these guys professionals or what??

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istya February 19, 2008 10:10 pm

So did that wind up a penalty, or what?

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barry February 24, 2008 9:56 pm

hah true AK he did sound abit old and tired lol....and good to see people using names instead of anonymous :)

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Harry Oliver O'Neill May 15, 2008 5:49 am

What the hell was going through their minds when they just walked away, they might have lost the lineout but still...

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