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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Clint Newland unleashes on Pek Cowan in Queenstown

Clint Newland unleashes on Pek Cowan in Queenstown

With the current demand for highlights from various tournaments, there seems to be little time left for short clips these days. Summaries of matches are all good and well, but RD isnt a highlights channel after all, so lets take a look at something a bit different now that some of you might enjoy seeing.

The Highlanders played the Force in picturesque Queenstown on the weekend in what was a rare day game in the Super 14, the first and only in New Zealand this year in fact.

It was close up until the 70th minute, but the 11th and 13th placed sides only had pride to play for and it was the Force who came to the party in front of the 5000 fans on hand at the Queenstown Events Centre.

The Highlanders did score an excellent consolation try, but the 41-27 win for the Force was described by smiling captain Nathan Sharpe as strange.

In the first half the front rowers kicked off with monster Clint Newland of the Highlanders and Pek Cowan of the Force having a full go. It didnt last long, but its pretty rare to see any punches thrown in a match these days, let alone a barrage of them.

The best part of the incident, and perhaps the reason for posting it, would be the two pumped up players leaving the field bickering, side by side, then having to spend the next ten minutes sitting next to one another.

We'll hopefully have more amusing clips for you soon, but keep sending the requests in. While some clips may not be possible to get, others will definitely be looked at and if all goes well, posted here on the site.

Time: 02:08

Posted by Rugbydump at 4:14 pm | View Comments (26)

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Geoff' April 14, 2010 4:28 pm

like it! thanks

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Jimmy April 14, 2010 4:28 pm

Haha nice old school fisty cuffs there

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Anonymous April 14, 2010 4:43 pm

i feel sorry for the little green plastic chair talk about hostile place to sit

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(u-p)rick April 14, 2010 5:32 pm

'i wanna roll with him a hot pair we will be.....i don't give a crap bout whales so go and hug a tree!'

great song....

Cowan deserved getting clocked! but i suppose you cant have players taking the laws into their own hands...10 minutes to cool off seems pretty reasonable....

i guess its better that way than keeping them on and having a brawl ensue!

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(u-p)rick April 14, 2010 5:35 pm

crap, hard not hot *

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jdawg April 14, 2010 7:04 pm

"and they're both separated by a green plastic chair." Hilarious!

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Alain April 14, 2010 7:15 pm

this is classic.thanks RD

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Sander April 14, 2010 8:14 pm

Fantastic, thanks RD!

Hilarious... and why does this only happen to props?

Does anyone have the Peter Clohessy waterbotle link? Clohessy got binned along with the opposition prop,a couple of years back, against the French, I think. When they walked to the sidelines, Clohessy sprayed water on the other prop. That was great stuff, as well!

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kevdetoulouse April 14, 2010 10:18 pm

what a first punch!
Should've hurt, but the little prop didn't move.

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Anonymous April 14, 2010 11:10 pm

ha, that's gold.

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jpm April 14, 2010 11:41 pm

Cripes Newland is a monster! Cowan did well to take the first punch!

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HamishMac April 14, 2010 11:47 pm

Bloody lads. The first scrum back on must have been interesting.

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Anonymous April 14, 2010 11:58 pm

The reason why rugby is the best sport: one second they are throwing punches, two minutes later they are sitting side-by-side and laughing.

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staple April 15, 2010 1:57 am

I don't understand why they sat together. Don't players normally go sit with their other teammates.

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Anonymous April 15, 2010 2:56 am

It's a small stadium in a regional area and doesn't have the facilities of a bigger stadium.
Basically they just put a few platic chairs on the sideline and that's the sin bin.

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Tui April 15, 2010 3:05 am

Huge men, huge punches. The biff is back! Thanks RD!

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Hackney Griffin April 15, 2010 9:06 am

Like so much indiscipline it starts with horrid refereeing... why on earth is that scrum allowed to continue after the front rows have popped up? Players tempers often seem to flare when they feel they're in a dangerous situation - and a scrum like that is dangerous.
Poor refereeing.
Great clip.

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(u-p)rick April 15, 2010 9:50 am

They did look like they got it out of their system when they eventually sat down...

i mean, i could be wrong....cowan said the first words when they sat down...they could have been 'ive shat on you all day long..'

but to me it looked like more of a chuckle...

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zacaria April 15, 2010 10:54 am

loved the chat

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vinniechan April 15, 2010 3:57 pm

This is brilliant!!

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vinniechan April 15, 2010 4:00 pm

Coming to think of it, this is perhaps the best bin ever.

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Der Tierarzt April 15, 2010 10:49 pm

This's like when Peter Clohessy was squirting water at some French lad in the sin bin straight after a fight!

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Asterix April 16, 2010 6:44 am

This is why I love rugby, one minute they punch on, next their laughing about it.

Holligans game played by gentleman

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edbok April 16, 2010 2:14 pm

I think one reason they were chatting happily on the sideline was because Cowen knew he'd been a dick and Newland knew he'd over-reacted; and basically, if each side is a man light, you haven't really let your team-mates down.

But come on folks, it was still a little tame compared to the fisticuffs of yore - I'm thinking some of the old Free State-Northern Transvaal barneys, the battles of Boet Erasmus etc. I do miss some of that.

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Sexual harassment pa April 17, 2010 12:43 am

yeh kinda edbok...although that first hit was pretty big...wouldnt like to be on the end of it....

it would make me a saaaaaaad panda

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Anonymous April 18, 2010 11:49 pm

"Clint Newland is like an old washing machine" ha ha ha!!

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