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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hard hitting action from Narbonne against Toulon

Hard hitting action from Narbonne against Toulon

This little piece of action comes to us from our good friends over in France, and more specifically, down at Toulon.

Toulon has been featured on RD before, mainly for it being in the headlines with big name acquisitions such as George Gregan, Andrew Mehrtens, Victor Matfield, and then more recently, talk of Dan Carter going there.

The French Second Division, or Pro D2 is known for it's ferocity as we've highlighted in the past, and in this short clip you get a good feeling for it.

The massive hit near the beginning comes in from Narbonne's Sebastien Geni on Toulon's center Davyd Douy. Duoy is smashed to the floor, and as you can see, looks to be in bad shape for quite some time.

Later in the clip we see Andrew Mehrtens getting into a scuffle after a late hit on him, and then there's even time for a nice try in the end.

Plenty of action whenever Toulon play it seems, and we'll more than likely be seeing them in the Top 14 next season, mixing it up with the big boys.

Posted at 12:01 am | 19 comments

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Brennie May 22, 2008 12:40 am

That's a real awkward hit...hate it when you can't breathe!

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flyingoutside May 22, 2008 1:09 am

how are they getting the big signings even if gregan and others are getting on a bit?

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Luke May 22, 2008 2:08 am

Anybody else think its about time for a new "try savers and rib breakers"? This clip could definitely find its way into it.

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Anonymous May 22, 2008 5:05 am

For the history, put in theToulon - Begles 1991. Gives a good feel of the french ruby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSSqYLGpjZA

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goodNumber10 May 22, 2008 6:23 am

"how are they getting the big signings even if Gregan and others are getting on a bit?"They have got a Multi-millionaire backing the club. A guy called Mourad Boudjellal. He's a self made millionaire owns one of Frances largest comic book publishers called Soleil Editions. It's had a huge effect on the town, and the local economy.They've got Vitctor Matfield, George Gregan, andrew Merhtens, Dan Luger, Anton Oliver, Lawrence Sephaka, Saime Taumopeau plus others in the playing squad.Umaga who played last year is now the coach.So you can see there is some serious money in the club.

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m-b May 22, 2008 7:19 am

great hit! he lined him up from 20 meters

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Ulf May 22, 2008 7:22 am

(sorry for poor English) The speaker says Narbonne should be penalized because the tackler does not hold the players in his arm after the hit. But it is no spear tackle. I just see a big hit.The pro-D2 championship is not as technical as the Top14, but it surely has the same fighting intensity : the players like to play it rough (especially against Toulon : )

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Anonymous May 22, 2008 8:03 am

This 2nd league team is unbelievable: first action, Oliver to Mattfield, to Gregan....

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Oden May 22, 2008 9:11 am

to me it looked like the guy that tackled david douy actually tried to wrap him up. Im sure david douy didnt need those ribs anyway......i suppose there is always a bright side, he can probably give himself a blowjob now!

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yousef1490 May 22, 2008 9:12 am

i love watching these clips of toulon. ne1 know how they getting on in the champ?

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Sharky May 22, 2008 9:32 am

Luke (third comment)..A little birdie told me it's coming in the next week or so... but ssshhhhh don't tell anyone ;)

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Sander May 22, 2008 10:08 am

The hit on the center is a cruncher!The hit on Merthens was bad, though, and the player should have been carded.I couldn't see it properly, but did he shoulder-charge Mehrtens?

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flyingoutside May 22, 2008 11:55 am

that is some money cheers goodnumberten

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nick May 22, 2008 12:47 pm

OUWWWWW thats probably harder then the league state of origin hits here in australia , which are supposed too be rewnown 4 it, well watch out HER COMES the frogs top 14!!!!!!!

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G-unit May 22, 2008 11:49 pm

Man that is some SERIOUS CASH! did you hear those names?? it's like a 'who's who' of giant names from the southern hemisphere! respect for Toulon! I wonder if they can win the top competition next year in their first attempt?

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rugbyfreak May 23, 2008 9:30 am

huge hit,honestly that one could off broken his ribs!!!!!

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Tom May 23, 2008 2:56 pm

To yousef1490: they occupy the 1st place of the champ since months but there is now the Racing-metro team (suburbs of paris) that is catching up with them. However they'll very probably win the championship and will play in the top 14 next year.

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goodNumber10 May 24, 2008 4:55 pm

There is quite a lot of money coming into Racing Metro now as well.Especially with PSG doing so badly in the Football/Soccer, there seems to be a drive to have two major clubs in paris. SDF & Racing.does anyone know where i cna buy tickets for the Top 14 final?

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