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Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Funnies - Yet another Ball in the Jersey Trick

Friday Funnies - Yet another Ball in the Jersey Trick

Once again, the good old ball in the jersey trick has failed to work. We've seen it tried a few times, and shown them all here on the site, but this time, it even resulted in the player at hand being penalised.

Dragons prop Hugh Gustafson somehow got himself tangled when making a run against the Scarlets last weekend. As he was tackled, his jersey got pulled over his head, trapping the ball in it.

He went to ground, didn't release, and got penalised for it by the ref. Pretty harsh considering the ball was actually stuck inside his jersey, but rules are rules, and despite protestation by Gustafson, possession was conceded.

To make things even more comical, he struggled to then get the ball out his jersey when trying to give it to the Scarlets player, and had to walk back to his team mates with his belly hanging out.

Check out our related links for similar incidents, and have a great weekend watching the Currie Cup final, the Air NZ Cup semis, the final Test of the Bledisloe Cup, as well as Guinness Premiership, Top 14, and Magners League action.

Remember to please take notes of incidents and send them in to us, so nothing is missed

Time: 01:08
Note: Thanks to the BBC

Posted by Rugbydump at 5:27 pm | View Comments (12)

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Dave October 30, 2009 6:57 pm

Haha classic!

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Swissvinch October 30, 2009 8:48 pm

What a disapointment for the guy forced not to release the ball...hahaha.

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Anonymous October 30, 2009 8:59 pm

Hahaha ref didn't care

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Ref October 31, 2009 12:19 am

Oh, c'MON! Attacking scrum for unavailable ball.

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Bamberio October 31, 2009 6:18 pm

Getting penalised for holding on! Haha unlucky!

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vinniechan November 01, 2009 2:13 am

Holding on, that was harsh...
It was in fact the tackler who wrapped the jersey round the ball :p

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Anonymous November 01, 2009 11:24 am

lol poor guy, new jerseys are so tight.

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opfazonk November 01, 2009 3:26 pm

yeah should have been attacking scrum... his jersey was wrapped around him like a straitjacket, how could he possibly release the ball?

but still, hilarious clip :-D

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Jasper November 01, 2009 3:30 pm

Where's the currie cup final video? Amazing game, far better quality than the Bledi-slow.

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Anonymous November 01, 2009 9:29 pm

lol feel sorry for him

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