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Friday, May 07, 2010

Friday Funnies - The Tony Buckley player toss

Friday Funnies - The Tony Buckley player toss

So as things go, the Biarritz vs Munster Heineken Cup Semi Final was quite an eventful match, as we've already seen a few great clips from it here this week. There's still one more that I know a lot of you were really keen to see again.

With about twenty minutes left in the match, Munster coach Tony McGahan brought power front rower Tony Buckley on as a replacement for John Hayes, in an effort to solidify the scrumming effort.

It proved fruitless as Biarritz came out on top anyway, but what it did provide was a rather comical, and somewhat impressive, moment from the Irish powerhouse prop.

In an attempt to give his scrumhalf clean ball to clear, he lifted Biarritz second centre Arnaud Mignardi and simply tossed him aside, with what looked like very little effort on his part.

Mignardi is under 6ft and only weighs about 84 kg's, with Buckley being a monster at over 130 kg's and 6ft 5 in height, so in some ways it wasn't really a fair contest. It was helluva funny to see the ease with which the big guy did it though.

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