Carlos Spencer & Stephen Larkham fight


Sebastien Chabal knocks out Marc Giraud


Rupeni Caucau try and nice assist


Buck Shelford tribute


Henry Tuilagi swats Zee Ngwenya away


Visser penalised for preventing lineout


Schalk Brits runs into Wayne Barness


Malakai Fekitoa smashes Conrad Smith


Massive try saving hit by Israel No.8

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Friday Funnies - The Cory Jane charge down with the face

Friday Funnies - The Cory Jane charge down with the face

Hurricanes fullback Cory Jane took one for the team with this attempted charge down on Kurtley Beale's clearance kick in last weekends Hurricanes vs Waratahs clash.

The clip has been circulating around the web, but we thought we'd save it for our Friday Funnies slot, for those of you who haven't seen it, and for those who want to see it again. I've watched it a few times now and either cringe or giggle every time I see it.

In all seriousness though, I don't know how Jane managed to get up so quickly from taking a propelled rugby ball in the face. I think we've all been hit in the face from a pass at least once in our careers, and believe me it can be quick a shake up.

I think in this case, it was probably adrenalin, embarrassment, or sheer shock, but the former Sevens star (who's sporting a new hair do this season ) shrugged it off with only a tiny dribble of blood from the nose and a bemused smile.

A true Falcon if ever there was one, and Phil Kearns loves that stuff.

Posted at 8:51 pm | 26 comments

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Don February 22, 2008 9:11 am

LMAO doesnt even begin to describe the feeling..

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Anonymous February 22, 2008 9:21 am

Now that had to smart :-)

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Brett February 22, 2008 10:08 am

the commentators were the best part of it...

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Peej February 22, 2008 11:58 am

Did you see the way his left leg crumples under him as he falls? He's lucky he warmed up properly, I've seen countless incidents of that exact same thing resulting in torn or strained muscles, or ruptured ligaments!Still, tough man to get staright back up! What was funny was that he didn't even look like he was expecting it! He didn't hurtle or dive in to block the kick, just jog to put a bit of pressure on!

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Anonymous February 22, 2008 12:14 pm

how the other players didnt start laughing i dont know

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L-town February 22, 2008 12:19 pm

LMAO dat was 2 funi, the commentators reaction wen they c tha replay is brilliant. the southern hemisphere commentators r brilliant at tht.

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Wasp1 February 22, 2008 12:54 pm

I charged a kick down with my face last season that we scored from (not that i played any further part in the try) and my team mates pissed themselves. Luckily it was caught on camcorder and we all got to watch it again and again in the club house. I was also fined for taking a dive!

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from germany February 22, 2008 1:03 pm

this happend to me once during a drop out...i jumped to blcok the kick-the ball hit me in the face and from the force i turned and landed on the back ogf my head.i was concussed afterwards and was taken to hospital!

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Grizz Wyllie February 22, 2008 2:54 pm

The reason he wasn't expecting it was because it was a massive miss-kick by Kurtley Beale. The ball would've ended up in the middle of the paddock if it weren't for Corey's face.Kearns and the Aussie commentators are legendary. "Go you good thing, go!"

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doyler February 22, 2008 7:49 pm

haha that happened 2 me when i was blocking down a clearance kick...luckily it was caught on tv so when i was watching it again i saw it...must say it looks funnier when u see it happen 2 urself!!

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Anonymous February 22, 2008 11:12 pm

this even made it to SportsCenter in the states!

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Anonymous February 23, 2008 3:09 am

It was seriously on SportsCenter in the states? I think this is a sign of the apocalypse.

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David February 23, 2008 3:57 am

Corey Jane, please watch your step

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toby February 23, 2008 1:28 pm

quality chargedown!! i def agree that the commentators are brilliant down under. wish we had this level of banter in northen hemisphere !

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Anonymous February 24, 2008 12:33 am

i was in a game today and needed to clear the ball twice, and i whiffed the effing ball twice...wished that had happenned to me instead

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G-unit February 25, 2008 1:57 am

hahaha! couldn't help myself, that's just hilarious! it's even funnier because he gets up and walks away like nothing happened...have to agree, the aussie commentators, makes this moment, just that extra lil bit funnier...

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Anonymous March 14, 2008 10:03 pm

happened to me in a leinster semi final ..cracked my jaw bone and nocked me out had no worthwhile replacement back row so i had to play on it hurts and hats off to him for getting back up

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gordon April 22, 2008 1:22 am

That happened to me when I was diving to block a clearing kick in the Tahoe International Rugby Tournament waayyyyy back in time. It felt like a grenade went off in my face, but I got up too. One nostril leaking blood, the other leaking snot. And yes, my teammates laughed their asses off.

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reid May 05, 2008 7:29 am

hahaha where was his hands when this happened?Should've at least had them up for protection :D

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M-Coz June 02, 2008 6:36 pm

Limbo action! AAAAAHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHA.....Brilliant

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Abs9 June 05, 2008 12:38 am

Gotta love the commentators on here, they were awesome...

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Anonymous August 12, 2010 2:42 am

Headshot!!!

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Tamim August 12, 2010 11:22 am

i love the aussie commentators

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Von August 13, 2010 11:39 am

Brilliant commentary, I love listening to these two. Who is the not-Phil-Kearns one?

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Anonymous August 29, 2010 8:20 am

Umm, it was a punt - ball doesn't even hit the ground. That's why it ends up in Jane's face, and why he didn't have his hands up.

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