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Friday, March 06, 2009

Friday Funnies - Austin Healey 'Never been beaten'

Friday Funnies - Austin Healey 'Never been beaten'

We came across this quite amusing vid of ex Leicester Tigers and England international Austin Healey showing himself to be quite the character once again.

While many find his antics irritating, obnoxious and arrogant, there's no doubting that he's a funny guy, and he's respected enough to now be considered a serious rugby pundit with the BBC.

We don't know much about this clip, and the quality isn't great, but its pretty funny anyway.

It's not every day you walk up to a former international rugby player and ask to arm wrestle, but these guys did it, with the smug Healey being more than ready for the challenge, with the aim of earning 12 pints in mind.

Enjoy the weekend.

Time: 01:58

Posted by Rugbydump at 3:48 pm | View Comments (25)

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JACOBO March 06, 2009 4:04 pm

wow hes really cocky i think he will be remembered for that and not his rugbyFIRST COMMENT BTW

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Matt March 06, 2009 4:11 pm

pfft, lol jacobo.he has done some funny videos:Phad to be him hitting the crossbar for leister didnt it:Pfunny vid guys:D

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caucau's no.1 fan March 06, 2009 4:18 pm

hes arrogant but you rarely see him come undone so i guess its justified! love the guy in the background making dawson comments haha!RD, do you know where we can get links for the sevens world cup? cant seem to find it anywhere, n im hearing about all of varndells tries yet cant see them anywhere! cheers

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Dorset Tom March 06, 2009 4:37 pm

I think this was at Bournemouth Sevens festival 2008. Also he has explained the technique for this. He grabs your thumb and twist it. I think he explains it in some rugby world cup 2007 video he did.

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london ginger March 06, 2009 5:45 pm

Arrogance is a fantastic trait when it's backed up. Austin you legend.

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Anonymous March 06, 2009 5:47 pm

Complete legend Austion Healey. One of the games true caracters

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Anonymous March 06, 2009 6:37 pm

I'm not English but I've gotta say I find Austin Healy really entertaining. Rugby would be for the worse without characters like him.

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Abs7 March 06, 2009 6:55 pm

Austin Healey is Entertainment! Would love to meet this guy, i bet he's awesome to have a beer with...Thanks RD cheered me up loads!!

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Anonymous March 06, 2009 7:22 pm

Are you serious? The guys a knob.

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Kerivoula March 06, 2009 7:33 pm

The price you pay for being someone like Healey, is that you get every drunk prick coming-up to you and trying their luck. Now that's got to be a downside of being a well-known sportsman.

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roddymac March 06, 2009 10:00 pm

Always was always will be a complete arsehole, broken wrist yeah ok austen whatever. As for his 6 nations punditry its hopeless. I couldnt think of a worse person to have a beer with!

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TrinhDuck March 06, 2009 10:15 pm

Hes funny and (was) a decent player but a terrible pundit

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Anonymous March 07, 2009 1:57 am

I bet he's probs actually quite a nice guy one one one. No point judging him on this piss take night out. He's done a great job with the whole getting disadvantaged and unemployed guys to play rugby thing. Saw it on sky sports. WHat a game!!!! RD get England new zealand final of new zealand sevens up, and wanna see some super 14 hits. Tries are awesome, but ya gotta get those hits up boys!!

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Anonymous March 07, 2009 9:39 am

this is at the dubai sevens.

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iceman! March 07, 2009 2:58 pm

fact is he is was an awesome player with a a huge gob - i.e. he's a million times better pundit than eddie butler, brian moore, guscott, or davies.I'm hoping he'll get involved in coaching soon.PS RD, great work but like a lot of the others, can't wait to see Varndell's sevens antics on here!

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Dune March 07, 2009 8:05 pm

When's serious he is actually a decent pundit, but that doesn't change the fact that he's a bit of an arrogant tw@t.

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Anonymous March 07, 2009 9:39 pm

Creatine when you get us...

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fagin March 08, 2009 9:01 am

haha the man!people who can't understand his humour are insecure about their own.peace

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Murray March 08, 2009 2:40 pm

Brian Moore is a far superior pundit, he talks sense and comes out with some awesome lines.

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HLG March 08, 2009 9:49 pm

There's only two people I HATE to do with rugby, one is Austen Healey and two is Lawrence Dallagio!

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andy March 09, 2009 2:07 pm

I thinks he's alright, cracks me up sometimes. Nothing wrong with arrogance, it's often the difference between sportsmen and great sportsmen. He absolutely destroyed that guy in the arm wrestle.

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ryebye March 09, 2009 5:13 pm

lol he always make me giggle, loved him in the lions vs brumbiesvideo reminded me of this

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Anonymous March 09, 2009 9:20 pm

why lawrence dallaglio may i ask ?healeys a right laugh

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Roger March 10, 2009 12:29 am

to the guy abovedallagio is the smugest most slimey rugby player on the planet. Hes the opitomy of english arrogance.I dont know anyone who isnt english that likes him.

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Anonymous March 11, 2009 12:48 am

you can keep calling him an arrogant prick, but the fact is he backs it up with quality performances, not just in rugby, as proven on this video, and the football cross bar challenge video. he is very confident in his ability, and so he should be.the only reason people hate him is because they can't stand how much better he is at life than them.

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