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Monday, October 27, 2008

Scott Quinnell's crossbar challenge - Northampton Saints

Scott Quinnell's crossbar challenge - Northampton Saints

After another busy weekend of rugby, we're still getting our ducks in a row so figured we'd stick up this fun clip for now, the series of which we're hoping to feature regularly as the season continues.

Former British & Irish Lion Scott Quinnell will be competing in a new feature on the Rugby Club as he looks to take on all challengers in the Guinness Premiership with the rugby version of the Crossbar Challenge.

The test of distance and accuracy comes about from Quinnells natural ability to throw the ball through the posts from the ten meter line.

The former Wales number 8 is looking to take on all before him, as he travels around the country seeing who has what it takes to to throw the ball from 40 metres, over the uprights and between the posts, in one attempt.

"I'm confident that my arm is still very much the one to beat; I've been practicing my quarterback throwing, and it's great fun heading to the clubs and taking on the boys on their home turfs. I'm determined to show them how it's done!"

In the first episode we see Quinnell at the Northampton Saints, taking on a team that clearly has a helluva lot of team spirit and more than a few characters in the squad.

We wont tell you what happens, but what we will say is that if this clip is enjoyed by all, well do what we can to feature it on a weekly basis.

Time: 03:10

Posted by Rugbydump at 7:27 pm | View Comments (51)

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bD October 27, 2008 8:33 pm

haha remember seeing this on thursday! i hope they do keep it up! on the site it says....."Scott Quinnell is taking on the might of the Guinness Premiership in a new Rugby Club feature,...." so lets hope its a regular!

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tehsniper October 27, 2008 8:34 pm

that's no language he's talking

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Anonymous October 27, 2008 8:39 pm


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FrankyH October 27, 2008 8:39 pm

Anyone know what Murray said? Sounded well funny but I couldn't understand what that last word was. :D

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Eric October 27, 2008 8:51 pm

Keep em coming, their fun stuff

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bD October 27, 2008 8:54 pm

oh he said he has 11 clubs to go :)

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RuckOff October 27, 2008 9:31 pm

Excellent stuff. I'm backing Danny Grewcock to beat him at the mighty Rec.

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Don October 27, 2008 9:36 pm

Let's see u do that with NFL Quarterbacks...:D

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ronnie October 27, 2008 9:36 pm

ahahahaha thats amazing!and sean lamont just as rorys brother loland whats with dylan hartly at the start?

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jld October 27, 2008 9:57 pm

haha, maybe as somebody who spent some time playing American football this clip is funny just in terms of how many of these big fellas cant do this. I know a rugby ball is a little more difficult to throw overhand than an American football, but I'd say that if you took a sampling of your average american high school football team you'd be hard pressed not to find 7-10 guys who could do this. That being said I always enjoy these clips that give a little more personal look at the giants of the game.

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emilioz October 27, 2008 10:26 pm

come on fernandez lobbe

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will66 October 27, 2008 11:02 pm

Love it, keep it coming. As for more American football players being able to do this, do you think that might be because throwing the ball overarm is something you do in American Football whereas you never do it in rugby? Just a thought.

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HM October 27, 2008 11:12 pm

Awesome. Looks like rugby lads are rugby lads whatever level they play at...

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purchasek October 27, 2008 11:16 pm

here, Purchase A, reckon I could do that?

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James October 27, 2008 11:40 pm

please keep it coming! awesome!

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Anonymous October 27, 2008 11:54 pm

at the end of the season he should go and take on Cutler of the Denver Broncos!

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V99 October 28, 2008 1:30 am

LOL! That was brilliant. Throwing the ball 40 meters? That's a strong arm. You'd expect at least all the hookers to be able to do that, although it is an awfully long way.

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Anonymous October 28, 2008 1:36 am

good God, funny as heck. i think i'm gonna do one, but instead use a football, and then maybe try with a rugby ball.

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Anonymous October 28, 2008 1:37 am

and when they started chanting 'macho man' to lobbe, i, for once in my life, 'lol'd.

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hook4$ October 28, 2008 1:58 am

great clip, have to give that a weekly feature

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Anonymous October 28, 2008 3:03 am

loved it

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earl October 28, 2008 5:19 am

excellent clipill be gutted if it isnt on every week

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Sussex Road music ro October 28, 2008 7:06 am

lol keep it up ...........maybe a weeklee feature

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B.T. Wightman October 28, 2008 7:48 am

Grand - Quinnell is a legend. Post the series!

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Anonymous October 28, 2008 8:19 am


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Mitch October 28, 2008 9:19 am

FANTASTIC! Have to totally agree with what 'hm' said, in that looks like they're still rugby fellas to tha bone no matter what level they play. Great for a laugh...

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Paul October 28, 2008 9:35 am

Excellent! It gets my vote as a regular feature...

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Flooz October 28, 2008 10:53 am

lol brilliant! i love "fernandez lobbe song"this "crossbar" contest was created by a french football tv-show named "telefoot" on TF1 channel, every sunday morning.The players have to touch the crossbar, shooting from 50 meters

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thedannyclayton October 28, 2008 11:44 am

Love stuff like this, keep it got that clip of his famous try against France?

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Huw October 28, 2008 12:13 pm

Quinnell is a beast, a big lump of Welsh beef :D.I love this vid, keep em' coming please :D

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Alessandro October 28, 2008 12:54 pm

very funny! keep it coming

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Anonymous October 28, 2008 1:02 pm

good vid. keep putting them up

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Anonymous October 28, 2008 2:07 pm

Nacho Fernandez lobbe es de boca...

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Pedro October 28, 2008 2:31 pm

Very funny clip.I'd like to watch this weekly.Thanks.Fuhrer.

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Anonymous October 28, 2008 3:06 pm

Yea, I want Rugbydump to feature this every week as well.

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Anonymous October 28, 2008 3:07 pm

haha that was awesome! keep it coming! i'd be disappointed if it didn't become a weekly feature

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Anonymous October 28, 2008 3:25 pm

Brilliant, more of this please.

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Manfred October 28, 2008 6:47 pm

I think that they where singing :"Nacho,Nacho men", not macho men,because here in South America we call "Nacho" to Ignacio.

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David21 October 28, 2008 7:54 pm

Frankyh- Euan Murray said "lightweight buddy" its a reference to the bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman who shouts that to psych himself up while he's lifting.Was anyone else impressed at Ben "Pop Idol" Foden's effort? For a small man he's got quite an arm on him...

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Anonymous October 28, 2008 9:55 pm

keep it up, was very entertaining

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Anonymous October 29, 2008 12:11 am

pulling quinnells shorts down ahahahahaha

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Anonymous October 29, 2008 1:29 am

id say about 90% of high school quarterbacks in america could do that.

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Donnacha October 29, 2008 10:11 am

I doubt that 90% of american QB's could throw a rugby ball 40m so accurately! American Football's are a hell of a lot lighter.So what anyway, QB's are trained to do that. Get 50% of DT's or HB's to do it and i'd be impressed!

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Pierre-Anthony October 29, 2008 12:51 pm

brilliantkeep it coming ...

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Anonymous October 29, 2008 3:49 pm

"id say about 90% of high school quarterbacks in america could do that."you're wrong, american football is much easier to throw overhand than a rugby ball. not only it is lighter, it is smaller and more narrow, providing it has better aerodynamics to throw overhand.

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timmy October 30, 2008 8:47 pm

american footballs are designed to be thrown like that, rugby balls aren't.'nuff said

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Anonymous October 31, 2008 5:30 am

You can just imagine Jimmy Cowan taking a 3 step drop in the pocket and doing a skip 10-12-13-15 pass to Sivivatu this saturday in hong kong. That would be awesome.

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Anonymous November 02, 2008 1:45 am

what on earth was Chris Ashton saying?great stuff. I'd like to see the guys from Quins and London Irish doing this. I bet they're a laugh.

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Anonymous November 03, 2008 3:18 pm

To clear it up (!):They were singing Nacho Man to Nacho Lobbe, Ben Foden is Pop Idol as he missed a Sale training session cos he was at a Pop Idol Audition, Euan says lightweight Barry in reference to Barry Stewart, another saints player, Chris Aston says "Wigan rugby league convert, also best looking guy in the team. Sean Lamont obviously Rorys bro.That should cover it!

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Anonymous November 03, 2008 3:20 pm

Also Dylan says Dylan West by mistake, the other guys in the team rib him saying he is Dorean West's son!

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Anonymous November 26, 2008 5:53 pm

murray says lightweight party, its a joke cuz hes fairly light for a prop and front row and sometimes called heavyweight party.dylan hartley...awesome hookerkeep em coming!!!!

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