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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sebastien Chobet dumped by Shaun Sowerby

Sebastien Chobet dumped by Shaun Sowerby

Top 14 champions Toulouse outgunned rivals Perpignan on the weekend to head to the top of the table with a 30-20 victory that was more convincing than the score line indicates.

While Perpignan waits in anticipation of the grand arrival on the playing field of Kiwi Dan Carter , it was fellow All Black Byron Kelleher who once again showed that hes in the form of his life.

Kelleher again crossed for a try, but more importantly he ignited a Toulouse side that ultimately had too much strength and depth, despite a valiant fight back from the visitors.

Keeping with the trend of us discussing foreign players in the Top 14, weve got this nice tackle for you from South African Shaun Sowerby on prop Sebastien Chobet.

Chobet was on the receiving end of the solid hit from the bulky Toulouse Eighthman Sowerby, who has developed into a top class player since leaving the Sharks in South Africa a few seasons back.

Although he was a star in Durban, Sowerby was never quite good enough to make the step up consistently for the Springboks, but has since proved his worth over in France.

Sowerby had some help from his flank, so it was a bit of a gang tackle, but looked good nevertheless. The reaction from the French commentators, as always, makes it even more enjoyable to watch.

Note: While our knowledge of big, bald props isn't perhaps as good as it should be, we originally thought this was Perry Freshwater who got tackled, not Chobet, so we apologise if there was any confusion caused.

Posted by Rugbydump at 12:18 pm | 24 comments

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opfazonk September 30, 2008 12:48 pm


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Anonymous September 30, 2008 12:52 pm

isn't freshwater it is Chobet!!

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Greiffel September 30, 2008 12:56 pm

oh boy.

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gareth September 30, 2008 12:57 pm

Classic french commentators you gotta love them

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Doos September 30, 2008 2:00 pm

does rugby dump not show any southern hemisphere rugby anymore?.. getting really bored of seeing european rugby clips about some currie cup or air NZ highlights every now and then?

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Benson September 30, 2008 2:03 pm

Does DOOS not pay attention?Mediazone are deleting southern hemisphere clips as soon as they get posted. Pricks.

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geoff September 30, 2008 2:16 pm

doos is such a douche

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Anarchangel September 30, 2008 3:09 pm

benson: If that had been mentioned in a _post_ earlier we might have seen it. Tiny news posts to the side that don't go to the RSS feed and don't seem to have an archive aren't exactly a good way of disseminating info.

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Eric September 30, 2008 3:24 pm

As a prop, if I ever get hit like that, I'd quit rugby and dedicate my life to table tenis

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Anonymous September 30, 2008 3:57 pm

Montpellier score another great try against Mont de marsant, the scorer was Wasserman. I enjoy to see it on RD, Nice hit by the way.And in the match Brive-Dax, a player don't remember his name made a dangerous spear.

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Anonymous September 30, 2008 4:36 pm

Seems a bit week for RD material, just an observation.

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Sharky September 30, 2008 5:27 pm

Sowerby was good for the Sharks back in the day, but I guess he just never had that edge that was required when it came to international rugby. Plus, he had to contend with Teichman, Skinstad, Vos etc. Great to see him doing well there though. Nice hit too. cheers

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Anonymous September 30, 2008 5:48 pm

It is neither Freshwater, nor Chobet guys!!! That 's Charles Geli, a young hooker who made his debut with Perpignan this week end...Good Start...

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fnuts September 30, 2008 6:50 pm

Its not week for rd material you fucknuts every good rugby clip is always worth seing.

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Don September 30, 2008 8:29 pm

LOL "get the f**k back b**ch!"

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doos October 01, 2008 12:08 am

benson: are you serious? why are they deleting southern hemisphere clips? copywright claims?

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Kidney October 01, 2008 2:30 am

that dude its right, its not chobet, chobet its like 20 times bigger.

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Benson October 01, 2008 6:59 am

doos... correct.

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Benson October 01, 2008 7:01 am

I'm not french.. but it sounds like the commentator clearly says 'Chobet'..?

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Guillaume October 01, 2008 8:28 am

I'm French from Toulouse and I saw the match. Sowerby tackle Chobet not Freshwater I'm sure. Chobet was the number 16 and Freshwater the number 1

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Anonymous October 01, 2008 6:20 pm

Soory Guillaume, i'm french too, the commentator made a mistake, it is not Chobet !!! The number 16 of Perpignan is charles Gli, a hooker. I m sure of that !!! Bye.

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Guillaume October 02, 2008 10:06 am

Ok it was Gly, sory guys! Autant pour moi...

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rugbyfreak October 19, 2008 8:23 pm

So,it wasn't perry freshwater and it wasn't chobet....Big hit nonetheless

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