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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Colin Charvis chip sinks the Ospreys late in the game

Colin Charvis chip sinks the Ospreys late in the game

Newport Gwent Dragons flank Colin Charvis described his match-winning chip-kick - in the 30-24 Magners League Round Seven match against Ospreys at Rodney Parade on Friday - as a "moment of madness".

The late Colin Charvis-inspired try sealed the issue, as the Dragons ended a run of six defeats in all competitions with a bonus point win over the Ospreys.

Given the driving rain and swirling wind, this was a very entertaining derby encounter in the circumstances.

The returning Gavin Henson scored two tries, but it was the moment of magic from wily veteran Charvis six minutes from time which helped decide the outcome, as his pinpoint kick to the left set up fullback Jason Tovey for a dramatic try.

Shaun Connor, himself a former Osprey, added the conversion and although the visitors hit back almost immediately with a penalty from their teenage No.10 Dan Biggar, the Dragons held firm for their first league win since September.

"More than anything it (the chip-kick) was probably a moment of madness," Charvis said, adding: "My left boot has caused quite a few problems for teams in the past.

"I just saw that Tovey was unmarked and free, I just thought kick it and it went into his hands.

Phil Turner, the Dragons coach, was equally delighted.

"We haven't been a four-try side, and it was one of those nights where we had a little bit of luck," he said.

"I'm very delighted for the players, because we were pretty despondent with the close defeats we've had and a four-tries-to-one win against the Ospreys is good."


Time: 09:28

Posted at 10:15 am | 28 comments

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Anonymous December 23, 2008 11:09 am

Colin Charvis is a legend, he shouldn't be able to do that, especially when he's nearly 36!Good performance from the dragons to grind out the win in a scrapy match in poor conditions (despite some apaulling tactical kicking).

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Cheesekiwi December 23, 2008 11:24 am

Appauling tactical kicking?What was that last try than? :D

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Anonymous December 23, 2008 11:53 am

Love seeing forwards playing like backs, great kick from a great player. Good game too considering the conditions.

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caucau's no.1 fan December 23, 2008 12:24 pm

Colin Charvis is a legend, he shouldn't be able to do that, especially when he's nearly 36!shouldnt be able to do that with his training regime, consisting of booze and fags!

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sebastian December 23, 2008 12:35 pm

ospreys probably confused cause usually they play in black ;)

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robert December 23, 2008 1:38 pm

Hail the return of the (nearly) 10 min highlight vid!I couldn't give a stuff who won and one of the camera lenses needed a good wipe with a dry rag, but it was still a lot of fun to watch from thousands of klms away and that's what RD is all about.Thanks for another great year's work guys.

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Cheyanqu December 23, 2008 2:55 pm

The "Fijian from Birmingham" with a brilliant play.Agree with a few others here -- part of the magic of rugby union is that 1-15, every guy has a chance to show their skills -- be it passing, kicking, tackling, etc.

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evnz December 23, 2008 4:22 pm

great skilllove carvis,great player.matt dunnin would be jealous of that.although,he can't do half of what charvis can,he's shit XD

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speedy December 23, 2008 5:01 pm

"I'm very delighted for the players, because we were pretty despondent with the close defeats we've had and a four-tries-to-one win against the Ospreys is good."does he mean a four tries to one win against the ospreys WOULD have been good? or does he just not pay much attention?

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Dune December 23, 2008 6:32 pm

The new widescreen youtube videos look good. It was a very good game. Maybe Charvis chose to forget one of Henson's tries because he did something wrong that allowed one of them to be scored?

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Anonymous December 23, 2008 6:47 pm

Glad too see rob lewis score a try against the ospreys he's a good player... and a nice guy.good on the dragons bringing the youngsters through too.. i think dragons have a good future!! even tho i'm a discruntled ebbw vale fan, who converted to ospreys!! watch out for loads of good youngsters coming through.. watch out for dan lydiate, rob lewis, dai langdon ( the next hook) robs brother james is good too... hope welsh regions keep bringing all this talent through there's plenty around!!well done dragons good game!!

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Anonymous December 23, 2008 6:50 pm

haha sorry about the comment, just wrote it down without really thinking...Merry Christmas RugbyDump and everyone who visits. Rugbydump hope you kick mediazones ass and sort them out in the New year.Kevin

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Anonymous December 23, 2008 6:57 pm

"caucau's no.1 fan said... shouldnt be able to do that with his training regime, consisting of booze and fags"Caucau shouldn't be able to walk with his regime of burgers and fries.

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Dune December 23, 2008 7:23 pm

I think the term Fortress might become apt to describe Dave Parade over the coming months.

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Anonymous December 23, 2008 7:49 pm

Charvis is a legend, one of the best flankers of all time.Henson had a cracker of a game too.

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jamestheconvict December 23, 2008 10:51 pm

the defence from both was pretty crap - in all the NH defence has proved to be rubbish this year.The attached aint a lot better either - big big gap between SH and NH = go the Wallabies

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smiley December 23, 2008 11:43 pm

first two comments ... appalling spelling 8)

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Anonymous December 24, 2008 12:11 am

"jamestheconvict said... the defence from both was pretty crap - in all the NH defence has proved to be rubbish this year.The attached aint a lot better either - big big gap between SH and NH = go the Wallabies"You obviously don't watch the S14 too closey, I've seen far worse defence (bearing in mind The Ospreys fielded a weakened team also)......and "Go the Wallabies"?? They were the only SH team to lose in the Autumn tests and to a Welsh side missing several key players (Henson/Phillips/Peel/Bennett/Thomas +more).Stay out of the sun pinky.

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jordan December 24, 2008 12:18 am

in reply to james the convictwallabies?pleasewales managed perfectly alright against their defence didnt they ;Denjoyed this gameeven tho im an ospreys fan still good to see underdogs win, good to see henson back, good to see charvis put in a kick that some of the best fly halfs in the world can easily get wrong.

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james the convict December 24, 2008 2:37 am

re wallabies v wales and a weak welshsidedid you notice the names missing from the OZ team ? Phil Waugh started ahead of George Smith - Tuquiri was on the bench through injuryMortlock playing at 12 ? He is a 13- lasted 2 minutes anyway Quade Cooper - 3rd test ??Rocky Elsom - playing in EuropeDan Vickerman - playing in EuropeJames Horwill - injuredBerrick Barnes - injuredTahu - injuredSo - Wales really that good ? No - not reallynot to mention Latham in Europe who would still romp it in to the team anyday Go the Wallabies

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Marmite December 24, 2008 11:42 am

James the convict is a twat, no other way to describe him. I personally hate people who cant admit they were beaten fairly.Oz got owned by the welsh like the always do when they come to cardiff.

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Anonymous December 24, 2008 12:14 pm

Lmao, you need to change your username to Jamesthedesperadoforexcuses.You lost to a tiny nation with a population that's 1/8 of Australia and where football overtook rugby a long time ago.You've proven your stupidity by bringing the 58 yr old Latham into the equation, he's retired you retard. Welsh fans didn't say they missed JPR and Gareth Edwards.No wonder everybodies poor and drives pickups down there.

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Jonathan December 24, 2008 3:30 pm

Charvis and kicking the ball...I am having nightmares about his quick throw in and dreadful kick to nowhere that lost the Lions the 3rd test v. the Aussies in 2001!

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Ricol December 24, 2008 5:12 pm

Good to see Hensons backCant wait for him to be once again on the best centers in the world as he once was.Go on gavin!James the convict, shut the f up.

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Anonymous December 24, 2008 11:48 pm

"No wonder everybodies poor and drives pickups down there."huh?!

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james the convict December 25, 2008 10:02 am

ha ha ha ha ha ha all the little upset Welsh peoplei do hope you dont punish me by singing to me poor and drive pick ups ha ha ha ha ha Wales are the most overated international team currently

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Anonymous December 27, 2008 11:12 am

That must mean Oz got whipped by the most overrated team in the world then james eh?

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Anonymous December 27, 2008 8:42 pm

Charvis is a great player,really clever bloke too.Good to see ol' jason Tovey get a run in too :)he's from my club :)Charvis is Dragon's best player by a country mile

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