Friday, July 23, 2010
A while back someone suggested that we make a compilation video featuring flyhalf Ronan OGaras defensive fluffs over the years. Its possibly a bit random for this time of the season, but a RD user sent this amusing video in so I figured Id post it for a laugh ahead of the weekend.
Despite being one of the best number tens in world rugby for many years, the Munster man has at times been somewhat of a liability in his defensive channel. Players and coaches know they can target him and the majority of the time, get over the gain line or at least provide an offload.
Ironically its perhaps somewhat of a testament to the courage of the man that he has, as the song says, got up again after all the big knocks, including the unfortunate role he played in the Lions series last year.
Whether its Pierre Spies or Jamie Heaslip, Jaque Fourie or even Shane Williams, theyve all had a go at him, knocked him down, and hes got back up. He was in fact recently named as the best European player of the last 15 years.
So while this clip is definitely having a go at his poor tackling and shows the big knocks hes taken, theres the underlying message that to be the best youve got to take the knocks, get back up, and do it all over again.
The song is going to be in your head for the next few hours. Dont say I didnt warn you.