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Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Funnies - The Five Second Rule

Friday Funnies - The Five Second Rule

While the Women's World Cup kicked off today, there was a bit of interesting debate and one or two rude comments about it in a previous post. Here is a funny clip that shows that whether you're male or female, rugby isn't for sissies.

It comes from a rather wet and miserable ITM Cup game last weekend between Bay of Plenty and Auckland at a muddy Mt Maunganui, a low scoring game which Auckland won 11-6.

This clip shows how Bay of Plenty flyhalf Phil Burleigh securely caught a high ball as he called for the mark, which caused his gumguard to pop out and onto the muddy surface. Undeterred, he picked it up, wasnt in the least bit bothered about wiping it off, and shoved it right back from whence it came. Remember the five second rule.

This type of thing probably does happen more often than we realise, but the cameras and commentary captured it nicely, so it provides a pretty funny moment in what was otherwise a rather dull game.

This weekend should be more exciting though the Top 14 continues with round 2, the ITM Cup has already started, the Womens World Cup got underway earlier today, theres Currie Cup games tonight, and then tomorrow is the big one as South Africa host New Zealand at Soccer City in Soweto in front of 90 000 people.

Have a good weekend and if you enjoyed this video, please tweet it, share it on Facebook, or just send the link to your friends. Please also check out the new RD Cares section, which aims to help create awareness for severely injured rugby players around the world. Cheers!

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