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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Clermont tackles compilation video

Clermont tackles compilation video

As we all know, tackling is a hugely important element to a successful rugby player, and of course, to a team. We've always maintained a large focus on hits and tackles here on RD, so this video fits in with that nicely.

The compilation itself comes from the official Clermont Auvergne website and features three minutes of textbook, solid hits that are pretty much a great example of the correct way to make tackles in rugby.

There are of course a few big, spectacular looking moments, but all in all, it features a whole load of great defence, with some solid driving tackles from the forwards in the tight exchanges.

It's a good find by a forum user, and well worth watching. Thanks to that user, and of course the Clermont website that put it together.

Time: 03:04

Posted by Rugbydump at 3:55 pm | View Comments (35)

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Anonymous January 07, 2009 5:17 pm

first post! class video!!!anstey

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Anonymous January 07, 2009 5:39 pm

Nice videos, but they should also do a video with alls the tackles missed by James!

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Kewne January 07, 2009 6:50 pm

Great, this is the kind of video that should be on this site, not crap like the "intense rugby compilation" which focused on foul play.

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Anonymous January 07, 2009 7:11 pm

Clermont, Munster and Toulouse are the best teams in Europe.

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Anonymous January 07, 2009 7:50 pm

good defence but if the attack stands a bit deeper and manages to get a wide pass out to the backs then the defence is in trouble.

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Anonymous January 07, 2009 7:55 pm

Clermont play good rugby and they deserve a "crap" tackle video like this. Rugby is both attacking and defense ya know...

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Anonymous January 07, 2009 7:57 pm

Ha! Take that, ByronThose weren't tackles, they were mauls that went down!

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jamestheconvict January 07, 2009 11:11 pm

whats this junk ? Clermont ?? Some of the hits were ok..... i supposeha ha ha

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Brennie January 08, 2009 12:23 am

Love this videoAll teams should have one and post it to RD !!!

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Anonymous January 08, 2009 9:16 am

What a job done by both Julien Bonnaire (usually n6, wearing a white srumcap) ans Aurlien Rougerie...

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will66 January 08, 2009 9:59 am

Whilst dump tackles look good and make for flashy compilations these kind of tackles are much more effective as can be seen by the number of turnovers evinced by Clermont in the video. I would much rather have a team that makes these kind of hits than blokes who spear tackle.Excellent video rugbydump, I for one could watch more of these 'educational' style videos.

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Anonymous January 08, 2009 11:05 am

grrreat video!it just prove that u can tackle fair and HARD!spear tacklers should have a look...

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THE MAN January 08, 2009 11:28 am


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Anonymous January 08, 2009 12:03 pm

some pretty solid action there :)

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wootwoot January 08, 2009 12:36 pm

straight out of the Crusaders book of defence! Pack mentality.Vern Cotter is doing a great job with these lads - good to see.

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opfazonk January 08, 2009 12:54 pm

bit boring...

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Anonymous January 08, 2009 1:33 pm

Someone should do a similar version of the Allblacks. I think the ABs defense in 1 game alone could take up a 40min.

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no.14 January 08, 2009 2:22 pm

there should be more big tackles coming from Clermont soon as hard hitter Scotland internationalist Jason White is joining them.

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Anonymous January 08, 2009 2:47 pm

opfazonk said... bit boring...-------------------------------if you found that boring you clearly know nothing about rugby.cheers RugbyDump!

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Carts7 January 08, 2009 3:09 pm

Amazing to see majority of those tackles being made by second rows. I know in this day and age locks are far more mobile and make tackles rather than trucking it up but was class to see.Cheers RD

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conor877 January 08, 2009 4:13 pm

Anyone who said this video was boring or crap are obviously fairies who dont play rugby and dont appreciate the game as a wholeIf they do play rugby and found this boring they are obviously chicken shits who arent prepared to put their bodies on the line and therefore let every one else in the team do the tackling!Which, in my opinion, is unforgivableGreat Video!anyone know the song?

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welshno7 January 08, 2009 5:24 pm

great blitz defence!

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Anonymous January 08, 2009 6:43 pm

Imagine next year, White and Bonnaire in the back rows, a pure hard tackling back rows ! With Vermeulen at number 8 !

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Anonymous January 09, 2009 12:20 am

i would love to see at the end of the season the winners of the super 14 take on the heineken cup champions that would be ace. like a world club tournament.

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Anonymous January 09, 2009 12:47 am

Something I've noticed about NH supporters is their strange attitude to fighting and tough tackling, like it's terrible when a player gets smashed. I blame the nefarious influence of soccer for their soft, girlish views. 'dump tackles' (a term I've never heard before, but I know what the person is refering to) are awesome, any kind of crunching hit is awesome. Spear tackles are completely different, it's when a player goes beyond the horizontal and they are then in danger of serious spinal or neck damage. Obviously that can't be tolerated, but equally it will continue to happen occaisonaly. Anyone who's played knows that far from being a cynical attempt to seriously injure a player, spear tackles almost always happen by accident. It's quite easy to tip a player too far once he's lost his feet and can't stop the momentum of a hit. Bad, but 90% of the time it's an accident, just like head high tackles.The pontificating from NH supporters makes the bile rise up in my throat."we don't want to see foul play, fights, big hits or anyone get their finger nails broken"Give me a break! Go watch table tennis or something.

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will66 January 09, 2009 8:33 am

NH-hating Anonymous above - put a name on your post, especially if you're going to slag off a huge amount of people before you engage your brain.

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tehsniper January 09, 2009 3:13 pm

Last anonymous, you're a twat. What we don't like in NH is dirty play that brings nothing to the game and gives a bad example to the kids. Nobody ever complained about a solid tackle as long as it is legal.Calling us girlish is a proof that you have never watched a Top 14 or H Cup game. Fights are just stupid though, and being in France at the moment with all those massive fights in Top 14 and Pro D2, I can tell you the NH guys also know how to do it.

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Jeff January 09, 2009 10:58 pm

Brilliant to see a video of excellent, clean tackling. I second Kewne's comment.

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Anonymous January 10, 2009 12:15 am

Ok Will66, my name is Jon. I just can't be arsed joining up to the site.What difference does it make if you know my name though?I still think you NH types are soft.Now that I've stirred you up again, please proced to come back with some kind of indignant reply.

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Anonymous January 12, 2009 2:10 pm

Thats a pretty solid collection and it should get better with white on the way. It was great to see Munster, espeically O'Gara under a bit of pressure.

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Anonymous January 12, 2009 8:12 pm

To "agressive anonymous":As an "anonymous brother" I encourage you to show a little more respect to the people that invented this sport you seem to be so proud of.cheers bro.

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Anonymous January 12, 2009 9:26 pm

whats this song homofags?

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Anonymous January 12, 2009 9:40 pm

Gawd, where I come from, insults are a sign of respect. Sorry everyone, didn't realise I would hurt some feelings.

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Anonymous January 13, 2009 7:22 pm

i'm from northern hemisphere and big hits is all i effing live for (hence why we all watch rugby dump you moronic fool)!!!!! Bring every hit onto RD going!! I seem to remember SH complain bout scrums particulalry aussies: THATS SOFT!!!! Love to smash a few boys and don't mind the odd shoulder charge here and there either ha. My name is Alex 'anonymous'

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Anonymous January 13, 2009 10:26 pm

That's all I want to hear Alex. Big hits are awesome, fights are fun, shoulder charges should be legal and there's nothing more satisfying on a rugby pitch then smashing the crap out of an opposition player.None of this sanitised, 'rugby is about the skills', 'let's not break a nail' bullcrap.Bring back the biff!And the name's Jon, it's not like I'm hiding behind the anonymous thing, I just can't be arsed signing up.

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