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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - North vs South

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - North vs South

Test match rugby was great for the teams down south this past weekend. For the north, not so much, but it was entertaining nonetheless and whether it was fatigue, injuries, or simply went according to the world rankings, it provided some great content for the Australian Rugby Clubs Plays of the Week.

The New Zealand Maori played the New Zealand Barbarians in a centenary celebration game with some top quality tries, which you can view here .

The Maori side play Ireland this Friday, and to go with their fancy new jersey have a new looking wardance which, along with Ali-Williams-esque sound effects, is sure to have the opposition quaking in their boots.

Australia beat England, New Zealand thrashed a 14 man Ireland, and South Africa walloped France as the south scored tries aplenty, once again proving that these June fixtures are often quite questionable. Then again, should the same be said about the November internationals ? Its a debate that rages on and only seems to be settled at the World Cup.

Scotland did fly the flag for the north though, beating Argentina in Tucuman.

As always, take the video with a pinch of Australian salt as once again we see that anything with Quade Cooper involved generally gets the best try award.

Whether your side is winning or losing, its a great time to be a rugby fan as coverage couldnt get better, theres plenty to talk about, and you can see it all right here on Rugbydump.


Time: 02:32

Posted at 5:27 pm | 48 comments

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Anonymous June 16, 2010 5:45 pm

first!

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Laz June 16, 2010 5:48 pm

lol funny stuff. There's something cool about being so openly bias :)
Nice video, albeit a little weak on content. Great feature though, thanks!

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Anonymous June 16, 2010 5:54 pm

could that be any more biased to the southern hemisphere?

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Tom June 16, 2010 5:55 pm

Don't see the point watching the next world cup. No northern team is gonna make it past the quarter finals. :(

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Oli June 16, 2010 5:55 pm

Rougerie's try was awesome though! But yea it's really funny. Particularly that thing on toby flood it just cracked me up

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Third Centre June 16, 2010 6:08 pm

He was kicking out to finish the half, was very funny though!

Ah could've done with a few more tries or tackles in it but pretty good.

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virtual embrace June 16, 2010 6:30 pm

well done by special dedication at 7 to 8

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Anonymous June 16, 2010 6:51 pm

Haha that kid, if you ever need a half back robbie deans i'm your man..

Robbie deans: ok son i'll give you an agents number..

his name is M. Jackson on 555 Call me in 15 years time lol..

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BigBucks June 16, 2010 7:09 pm

Come on Scotland - Revenge the North for the rest of us !!!

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Anonymous June 16, 2010 7:12 pm

haha excellent humour, i noticed no showing of the northern hemi's efforts but i guess all in vain anyway so awesome lol

from a pomie fan (me)!

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Anonymous June 16, 2010 8:27 pm

where did you copy this from, pony?

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Canadian Content June 16, 2010 8:44 pm

This show is so Aussie biased it's not funny, Quade Cooper try of the week? Unlikely.

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Walawanna June 16, 2010 9:56 pm

Complain to the northern teams about the lack of northern content, its not the shows fault you guys gave them nothing.
Sorry Europe but Tom is right, no northern teams will make it past the quarters at the WC.

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Senlac June 16, 2010 10:06 pm

I know we didn't score any tries, and penalties and drop goals don't exactly make great highlights packages, but i'm pretty sure even if we had scored a couple then there would still have been no mention of the Norths only victory in Scotland beating Argentina!

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SouthMouth June 16, 2010 10:07 pm

isn't that near impossible? south africa, new zealand, australia andddd... ?

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tehsniper June 16, 2010 10:32 pm

Dear friends from the south, it is because of that arrogance that you always get surprised during world cups. Need I remind you that both Australia and New Zealand lost in the quarter finals in the last WC? Need I remind you that England won the previous one?
The differences in schedules and refeering make it very difficult to compare our teams on the basis of Autumn and Summer internationals.

SA and NZ are obviously the two best teams in the world, but certainly not by as far as you guys seem to be thinking.

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Tom June 16, 2010 10:51 pm

Pfft, whatever buddy^
Your lot has won about 15% of games against us in the last seven or eight years.
Consistently losing (away from home, at home, in Novemeber or June, it doesn't matter) will always mean your team doesn't get any respect.
Start playing better rugby and winning more, and then we'll talk!

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el roberto deano June 16, 2010 10:52 pm

"If ya need a half back, I'm here. I'll give ya my number if you want." LOL Cheeky little shit.

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Anonymous June 16, 2010 11:02 pm

" Complain to the northern teams about the lack of northern content, its not the shows fault you guys gave them nothing. "

HIOOOO! FTW ^

sad but true, from a NH supporter, that weekend of rugby put us back in our place

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cheer leader June 16, 2010 11:14 pm

This is a French ad: for everybody speaking french, this was an incredible beautiful one! Merci & back to you!

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Anonymous June 17, 2010 1:31 am

that new war dance had too much of a choreographed team dance feel to it, not very intimidating at all and haha cheers to barnes.

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Anonymous June 17, 2010 2:21 am

I'd say it's a fair bit more intimidating standing inf ront of it.

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Jim June 17, 2010 2:25 am

Typical northern attitude, whenever they lose, they complain about fatigue, injuries, the weather, the rules, the ref, the style of play... blah blah blah.
If they just had a bit more realistic introspection and changed the way they play, they might win a few more games and show a bit more self-respect, rather than moaning and getting beaten again and again.
It's obvious to any sotherner that the northern style of play (slow, laboured, no ambition, too much kicking) is why they keep losing.
It's obvious.

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Anonymous June 17, 2010 4:54 am

For example,in France there are 26 top 14 regular season match,2 playoff match (3 for some),min. 6 hcup match(9 for some),5 six nations games = more of 40match before playing these tests...

how much south hem. players have played ?? maybe 13 match :)

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Blahh Blahhh June 17, 2010 4:55 am

What a fucking joke, Quade Coopers try was the least amazing out of those games.

So sick of the rugby club and their bias attitude, I hope Greg Martin impales himself on his mic.

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Anonymous June 17, 2010 4:59 am

ask at Byron kelleher how tough and long are the seasons in france.

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Jani June 17, 2010 5:43 am

Firstly, the T14 is of a much, much, much lower standard (ie slower, not as intense, not as high quality) than the S14.
Secondly, SH players play in both the S14 and their domestic comps, and in their national programs if they're good enough.
So the top South african, for example, baring injuries, will play 15 S14 games, probabyl about 15 Currie Cup games (The Currie Cup is of a BETTER standard than the T14 - that's right better - that's where half the bloody players in the T14 get signed from) and then about 15 international games.
Very few players would manage this, but a few do every year.
In other words the top South Africans play in up to 40-45 rugby games each year, almost all of which would be of a tougher, more intense and physically demanding nature than the T14 games French players are exposed to.

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under earth June 17, 2010 6:04 am

Bottom line is that when the northers teams come south to play us we expect alot and its is rearly delivered (constantly!).

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Wolfman June 17, 2010 6:27 am

When the North goes South at the end of their season, they can't win a game. How many have they won over the last 4 years? Barely any - France have won a couple, and a couple have been won in Argentina and thats about it. England haven't won in the Southern Hemisphere since 2003. When last did Ireland, Wales and England win in SA, Aus, NZ?

When the South goes North at the end of their season, they win a lot of their games. When last did NZ lose an "autumn test"? SA regularly win their games (exclude France and on occasion Ireland) and Aus, despite struggling against NZ and SA also win a lot of their games.

There is no doubting which hemisphere is better, or which hemisphere plays the more attractive rugby.

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DESPONDENT June 17, 2010 6:30 am

@ Tehsniper; Need we remind you that ONLY ONE NH TEAM HAS WON THE RWC EVER? What an oversized twat you are! LOL! I love people like you your comments give us a good picture of your low IQ. Not taking ALL the facts into consideration.

I love the plays of the week and I'm a saffa, who cares if it's baised it's bloody funny and very entertaining. The NH teams are good but admittedly the SH teams are just a step ahead.

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4LC4TR4Z June 17, 2010 6:41 am

SH use to be better in June.
NH use to be better in November.

It's just a question of timing though.

At the end, France always loose. HAHAHAA

(I'm french, but realistic)

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FrankyH June 17, 2010 6:52 am

I see the trolls loved this one. Jim/Tom, I see the pattern. It's obvious. Get a life mate.

Funny clip. Clearly it's from an AUSTRALIAN tv show, made for Aussies, so why the hell shouldn't it be slanted in their direction? They have ripped into their own side in the past when they've lost too by the way.

I always thought Luke McAllister was suspect on defense!

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Anonymous June 17, 2010 7:33 am

I think the video conclusively shows that northern hemisphere women are prettier.

Comments..?

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Boycott June 17, 2010 8:29 am

Disappointing to see no mention for the Scots who did turn in a huge performance to overturn the 100% Argentine record at Tucuman but other than that right on the head. Aplon should've got Try of the Week though Cooper was awesome.

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Nick June 17, 2010 8:55 am

You look at the comparitive try count and then remember 2 of those tries were penalty tries.

Sooo..... 4 matches and crossed the line 6 times.

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Trevor June 17, 2010 9:18 am

It's obvious that Rugby fans are going down the same road as Soccer fans. Good job guys! :)

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FLOOZ June 17, 2010 10:35 am

Maybe the most biased video ever seen on RD.
no tries from the NH teams, just clips showing them dumb and violent. it seems like a soccer fan video.

So a big lol but come on, it's an aussie media, so let them talk, that's part of their game.
It won't be the same song during the rwc.

Whatever, congrats to SH teams. NH and SH, 2 hemisphers, 2 ways to feel rugby..

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tehsniper June 17, 2010 11:47 am

@Tom
"Pfft, whatever buddy^
Your lot has won about 15% of games against us in the last seven or eight years.
Consistently losing (away from home, at home, in Novemeber or June, it doesn't matter) will always mean your team doesn't get any respect.
Start playing better rugby and winning more, and then we'll talk!"

I don't know who you are referring to as "you". Since I'm french I don't consider myself much of a welshman not to mention englishman.

SA hadn't won a single game against us since 2005 before that one. We beat NZ and Aus on regular basis, particularly when it matters most...

I think you are mistaken when you say my team doesn't get any respect. Ask the kiwis who literally shit their pants when they play against us in world cups.

"Don't see the point watching the next world cup. No northern team is gonna make it past the quarter finals. :("

That's what they said in 99, 03 and 07... Keep saying that next year, please

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ah die June 17, 2010 11:50 am

as long as u 2 play your games on your computers have fun! and best quantity kicker, quality thanxs no comment

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Anonymous June 17, 2010 1:26 pm

"Firstly, the T14 is of a much, much, much lower standard (ie slower, not as intense, not as high quality) than the S14."

Did anyone see the top 14 semi final between toulon and clermont, best game of the year by a long way, and that was at the end of the usual stupidly long french season!
I normally don't support the english but was slightly hopefull they might actually produce something in Oz with some of their players they have on tour, sadly the best play makers/ natural talented players are stuck in the midweek team. That said it is greatly satisfying to see an aussie scrum get totally creamed. Injuries aside even full strength i reckon it would be backpedalling, just unfortunate there's nothing outside of the 7 ( i don't rate easter @8) to actually make use of it.
I should add that i'm a scot and thus still on a high after our supposed weak scrum stood up to a FULL STRENGTH Puma pack last weekend, and our great display of defending vs the aussies in november complete with giteau's choke!

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Sam June 17, 2010 1:45 pm

what a joke you NH lot are on this forum. OMG WHAT A BIASED VIDEO!!!1 of course it is, SH dominated every game except a game won by 8 penalty kicks. If your team absolutely sucked it up this weekend, don't watch the highlights, you're going to be disapointed.

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Anonymous June 17, 2010 1:59 pm

Aye, we won by 8 penalty kicks, in the past our kickers would've missed most if not all of them, so i'd say to be able to go 2 tries down and resolve to still try and play (which we did, positive not negative rugby like england) and get points handed to you to allow you to claw your way back into the game then thats a positive for us. Believe me, we're on our own backs enough about not scoring tries, but of late it seems that when the going gets really tough , we seem to play above ourselves, i.e Oz in Nov (fair enough a defensive effort but the record will show that it was a win for scotland against a team that had beaten the other home nations)

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Anonymous June 17, 2010 2:53 pm

North or South, who cares? as lonf as everybody hates England!

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Anonymous June 17, 2010 2:57 pm

Australian or not it's right on the money. The NH has been clearly inferior for the past few years.

Anyone who doubts this is biased in favour of the NH.

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FLOOZ June 17, 2010 4:20 pm

The lesson to learn is each season have a story to tell:

June tests 2010 = end of the NH season, big defeats for NH teams which can taste the SH/super 14 peak of form.

Autumn tests 2010 = End of SH season, intense matchs, some victories for NH (except against new zealand)

Summer tests 2011 = end of the NH season, Super14 for SH.

RWC in september-october = enigma

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Anonymous June 17, 2010 5:20 pm

ils nous les brisent avec leur arrogance, ces supporters des Tri Nations, qu'ils aillent supporter leurs quipes de foot (ah merde elles sont nulles, dsol). most of the SH comments down here show pityfull lone sport addicts acting like soccer fans

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H June 17, 2010 7:38 pm

Has no one seen how forward Quades pass was?

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William June 18, 2010 5:25 pm

I think its brilliant that scotland only have two professional club teams and yet we recently beat australia and argentina! The fact that we also did well in the 6 nations (even if we didn't win many we came close a lot) boosts my confidence for the up-coming world cup. I accept that argentina aren't the team they used to be (or rather they are the EXACT same team which is the whole problem) but a win away with a weakened scotland team is no easy task. we were missing our only two original lions! I find the obvious bias funny as well, but they could have at least mentioned that scotland won!

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