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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Midweek Madness - The Good old Drag tackle

Midweek Madness - The Good old Drag tackle

Recently we saw Munster up against the USA in a pre-season friendly at Rentschler Field, Connecticut in the USA. Back in June 2005, it was Wales who met the Eagles at the same venue, a match which resulted in a crushing defeat for the hosts.

All 11 Welsh tries were converted by Ceri Sweeney, taking the final score to 77-3, as a solitary Mike Hercus penalty was all the hosts could manage against the powerful tourists.

We like a bit of variety here on Rugbydump, so this is a short, comical clip from the match that we thought we'd share as it's been lying around for some time now.

It shows Hercus, at 63-3 down, throw a bullet pass that certainly looks like it wasn't intended for lock Alec Parker. Parker somehow hangs onto it though, but as he does, the fired up Welsh wing Craig Morgan gets to grips with his jersey and drags him across the turf like a rag doll, perhaps epitomising the day for the home side.

Posted by Rugbydump at 8:20 am | View Comments (20)

Viewing 20 comments September 24, 2008 8:42 am

poor little lock..

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FrankyH September 24, 2008 10:29 am


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Max September 24, 2008 11:16 am

Is it legal?

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Anonymous September 24, 2008 11:18 am

haha yea its legal. there goes his dignity...

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Anonymous September 24, 2008 1:51 pm

haha good yank commentary

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Anonymous September 24, 2008 2:50 pm

shit hurt my feelings just looking at it

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Anonymous September 24, 2008 3:06 pm

I was at the game, and I can vouch that that really took the piss out of the much as you can take the piss out of a crowd seeing their home team getting beat like a red headed stepchild

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Anonymous September 24, 2008 5:23 pm

As and American I must say that US rugby commentators are TERRIBLE. however he had a good line in this one

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Brennie September 24, 2008 5:46 pm

Good sportsman ship offering an arm up

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Anonymous September 24, 2008 6:39 pm

haha craig morgan ahhhhh thee best winger of the age *cough cough*

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Ref September 25, 2008 12:58 am

Sort of what usually happens when boys play against men!

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Flankaaa September 25, 2008 2:45 am

im glad he didn't freak out and start throwing punches, so yeah good on him for keeping his cool after such an embarrassing moment

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Don September 25, 2008 6:36 am

So sadthe wing should get a beatdown IMO tho.Where I'm from, what he did is what we call "rubbishing your fellow man"

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Jamie September 25, 2008 8:05 am

I dunno, poor sportsmanship on the wingers part i reckon, it's just not done.wouldnt he have been better to bridge over the ball and try and get a turnover?

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david September 25, 2008 7:38 pm

bridging over what? that was his tackle

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Anonymous November 06, 2008 4:40 pm

gave him a hand up afterwards though. goodman

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canadianrugby November 19, 2008 2:07 am

i didn't think that would be legal, i'm going to try that over here

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Jeff January 10, 2009 6:32 am

That does happen on the streets of Cardiff and sadly, nobody goes to jail. Get a fixed penalty notice, maybe...

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Anonymous November 17, 2009 1:10 am

ooo baby im trying that

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Anonymous March 05, 2011 11:18 pm

I like the way that the American commentators still manage to make a conversation out of it, even though they probably don't know rugby as well as many other commentators :)

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