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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Shane Williams missed winning drop goal

Shane Williams missed winning drop goal

The Ospreys are still without an away win in this years Magners League after a narrow loss to Munster on the weekened.

With all the pressure on Munster in the final phases of the game, the Ospreys had control of the ball and could have shown a bit more composure with time running out, to perhaps suck in a penalty or at least give the drop kicker a bit more time on the ball.

Instead, it was flung back to winger Shane Williams who, under pressure, hit his snap drop inches wide.

Was this kick from this player actually on, with James Hook off the field and nobody else to turn to? Or did the Ospreys indeed rush the situation a wee bit?

Devastatingly close whatever the opinions, this one finished 9-8 to Munster.

Posted by Rugbydump at 8:46 pm | View Comments (16)

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mo14k April 20, 2008 10:02 pm

Would have never expected Williams to be the one for the Drop Goal (attempt). Either way, was really close... In my eyes, they were close to the try line, they should have kept their stand and tried pushing forward for the try.

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Anonymous April 20, 2008 10:19 pm

Shane tried one of these before and got it, hes pretty multirole, can pull it off if needed on his day.Guess this wasnt his day.

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Anonymous April 21, 2008 1:23 am

Eh thats bollocks stringer was miles off side!!!

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MrClutchCLEVERismyhe April 21, 2008 1:25 am

wow OFFSIDES, stringer u twat!

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Dave April 21, 2008 1:30 am

dayum that's sad:(... well whatever Munster won!

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Pedro Fleury April 21, 2008 2:09 am

this was definetly planned ... you can see sahne is positioned well behind the ruck ... well seti in the pocket , and didn't even flicnh about kicking it .... definetly planned ... anyone, everybody could miss a drop kick like that ...

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Fraser "Beta" Lawson April 21, 2008 8:54 am

Wilko he aint!

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David April 21, 2008 11:27 am

Well, shane cant do everything can he. :D

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minstrel boy April 21, 2008 2:25 pm

stringer seemed offside

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Anonymous April 21, 2008 3:40 pm

Peter Stringer was miles offside. F***ing ref!

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Anonymous June 04, 2008 9:29 pm

i dont know if anyone noticed but shane actually scored 3 tries during that dropgoaljust invisible to the naked eye

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doulas mason June 04, 2008 9:31 pm

oh yea watch it in slow motionstringers bald head apears to be even balder

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douglas mason 078100 June 04, 2008 9:33 pm

bald rugby people-peter stringer-john yapp-simon webster-mike bongo

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goodno10 June 04, 2008 9:35 pm

douglas you appear to be retardedbet your bald yourself

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douglas mason June 05, 2008 4:03 pm

i am actually i have a bean head aswelso basically im better than you

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Anonymous November 10, 2008 12:29 pm

they should hire dunning and have him assume the drop kicking role.

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