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Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Funnies - Nathan Sharpe loses a tooth

Friday Funnies - Nathan Sharpe loses a tooth

Earlier in the week you saw a clip of a player getting his nose smashed by a stray boot while making a tackle. This clip today shows how the same thing happened to Wallaby lock Nathan Sharpe last weekend, except he actually lost his tooth.

While Ive named it a Friday Funny, it may be a bit strange to laugh at such an occurrence but theres a bit of humour there in that his tooth was knocked out during the game and had to be searched for by six members of the Suncorp Stadium ground staff after full time.

It happened when Bok center Jaque Fourie made a break and Sharpe - who will equal the record of John Eales this weekend for most caps earned by a Wallabies lock lunged at his feet to make the tackle.

Unfortunately he copped the boot in the face, ripping, or knocking one of his molars out in the process and onto the turf, as can be seen in the slow mo on this video. The ground staff incredibly managed to find the tooth, returning it to Sharpe in the changeroom.

Instead of celebrating the great win with his mates, he was whisked off to a dentist to have it put back in. The procedure seems to have been a success, and hell be turning out for his country again tomorrow, this time against the All Blacks.

Have a good weekend and make sure you catch all the Tri Nations, Currie Cup, and ITM Cup action. If you spot anything you think should be posted on here, be sure to get in touch via the contact page or in the requests section. Cheers.

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Posted by Rugbydump at 4:07 pm | View Comments (47)

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vinniechan July 30, 2010 2:41 pm

At least it wasn't a front tooth...

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Anonymous July 30, 2010 2:44 pm

Where was his mouthguard?

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Citing commissioner July 30, 2010 3:13 pm

Definitely warrants a ten week ban. Very dangerous play.

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Chris Boy July 30, 2010 3:40 pm

that looked like it came out easily!

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Anonymous July 30, 2010 4:10 pm

where was his mouthguard?

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Anonymous July 30, 2010 4:21 pm

But fuck yea where was his mouthguard?

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Anonymous July 30, 2010 4:40 pm

where was his mouthgaurd?

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Anonymous July 30, 2010 4:49 pm

mouthguards dont usually cover all the molars.. but shit you can actually see the little bastard flying out of his mouth

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Anonymous July 30, 2010 5:06 pm

where was his mouthguard?

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Pedro Fleury July 30, 2010 5:08 pm

I felt the pain but... didn't that come out very easily?
Someone hasn't brushed their's teeth!!

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Anonymous July 30, 2010 5:08 pm

Shit man, where was his mouthguard?

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Jay July 30, 2010 8:37 pm

How many of you fools ask the same question.'Where was his mouthguard' ?
Its obviously not in his fucking mouth then is it !!!

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Jay July 30, 2010 8:40 pm

Saying that, going by recent events. I reckon both should get life ban for well, lets call this a eye/ tooth gouge tip tackle with a boot. Very serious stuff. Bring on the citing commish !!

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Anonymous July 30, 2010 9:23 pm

I'd say tack on another 4 week suspension for Jaque. This type of play shouldn't be allowed on the pitch and this cheating by the springboks is not acceptable.

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dutchrugbyplayer July 30, 2010 10:23 pm

i dont know if anyone asked yet but....where is his mouthguard??!

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dutchrugbyplayer July 30, 2010 10:50 pm

Haha only only.

In all seriousness he's still hot right.

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Anonymous July 30, 2010 11:09 pm

Cut the crap a second, does anyone know where his mouthguard was?

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mt. sanitas July 30, 2010 11:23 pm

Why on earth would you have a tooth put back in and not just a replacement/false tooth?

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Anonymous July 31, 2010 5:16 am

love these vids! keepem comin RD!

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Nicko July 31, 2010 5:22 am

hahahah mouthguard's are useful sometimes!

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Anonymous July 31, 2010 8:02 am

mouth guards are for girls and backs

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Anonymous July 31, 2010 9:00 am

let me ask again and please...someone just answer it.


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Anonymous July 31, 2010 9:29 am

i think it was up your fucking hole,from the way your going on about it

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Anonymous July 31, 2010 11:31 am

I dont know about you guys but i couldnt see his mouthguard

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Anonymous July 31, 2010 11:34 am

What i'd like to know is where the mouthguard was?

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Anonymous July 31, 2010 11:54 am


Idiot. When your teeth are made of chalk wear a bloody mouthguard.


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Anonymous July 31, 2010 7:21 pm

Requesting more info on the mouthguard. Where was it?

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Anonymous July 31, 2010 7:45 pm

That is 'mid-week madness' not 'friday funnies'...whats funny about it, I cringed!

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Alf August 01, 2010 12:11 am

Didn't he have a mouthguard?

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Nathan Sharpe August 01, 2010 9:18 am

I've just found my mouthguard .. bugger!

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Anonymous August 01, 2010 11:52 am

he might of had a mouthguard in but the tooth could of come from his bottom set of teeth

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Bunn December 08, 2011 2:29 pm

Actually the only sensible comment!

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rosh August 01, 2010 4:22 pm

ahhh the doesn't make me want to return to the rugby field anytime soon haha

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Anonymous August 01, 2010 7:59 pm

Does anyone know where his mouthguard has got to?

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FrankyH August 01, 2010 8:06 pm

Who let the kids in again?

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Jono August 01, 2010 11:59 pm

Any chance of seeing Quade Cooper headbutting the camera?

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Anonymous August 02, 2010 2:16 pm

Death penalty for Fourie

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Anonymous August 03, 2010 3:47 pm

Mouthguards dont protect teeth, they stop vibration and reduce brain injuries.... Muppets.

Seriously though, Fourie is deserved of at least another 4 week ban. LOL

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Dr Fill August 18, 2010 7:08 am

Anonymous said... Mouthguards dont protect teeth .. Muppets.

If your child plays a contact sport, or one in which he could collide with a hard surface (think ice skating, basketball, bicycling, skateboarding, and so on), he needs a mouthguard. This flexible mold covers the upper teeth and can help prevent broken teeth, as well as cuts and bruises to the lips, tongue, and inside of cheeks.
("Protecting Teeth with Mouthguards". Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol. 137, December 2006.)

So who's the muppet?

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Orka August 23, 2010 2:33 am

I hope blokes are kidding but I feel one or two are serious about citing Jacques. Stuff happens, it's a contact sport and u don't wear a mouthgard on ur bottom teeth, just a fluke hit. Pity it wasn't Sharpes front tooth, might of improved his look.

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Anonymous September 08, 2010 11:10 am

I know it hasn't been asked in a while... but where was his mouthguard??????

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Randy Deaver February 18, 2011 7:24 am

That has got to hurt. That was a pretty stiff kick to the face. Accidental, yes. But it's rugby. Nuff said.

I've watched a few rugby games on cable TV back when I was still in West Columbia. I've never seen a game with a kick to the face, though. Again, that has got to hurt. Well, I hope that the dental clinic where he was brought was able to put the tooth back in place.

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Anonymous February 23, 2011 6:26 am

Looks like Nathan's lost his wife too and picked himself up a new lady friend if what I saw on Sunday outside of Suncorp is anything to go by.

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Anonymous February 24, 2011 9:27 am

Wouldn't surprise me. So many Rugby players cheat on their wives. Didn't Sharpe win a father of the year award. lol. I guess we can add him to the long list of 'players' like Andries Bekker.

What I don't understand is the mentality behind the girls (groupies) that get involved. Don't they care that they are home wreckers. Probably not!

I guess it is a sign of the times. Sucks hey :(

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Anonymous March 09, 2011 1:39 pm

So are you claiming that Nathan Sharpe is cheating on his wife and kids?

Surely not! You might want to double check your facts.

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gethinjenkinsismyhero March 15, 2012 12:20 am

All the questions about "where is his mouthguard?" People seem to forget they dont always work. One of my teammates had four teeth knocked out from getting kicked while attempting to make a tackle from behind guess what he had a freaking mouthguard.

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Pretzel March 19, 2012 2:16 am

Lol, this video was posted back in the day when you could post as any name you wanted hence the million "anonymous" comments!

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