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Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Funnies - Stephen Brett, the water bottle, and the big hit

Friday Funnies - Stephen Brett, the water bottle, and the big hit

As the week comes to an end, theres still time for a funny clip from the ITM Cup game between in which Tasman upset Canterbury 27-25. Today however Ive included a great hit from the match, as it occurred on the same player just a few minutes later.

The amusing clip is of Canterbury flyhalf Stephen Brett attempting to clear the field of a stray water bottle after the medical staff had left it lying around. Mr cool tosses it towards the sideline, but gets serious hangtime as it goes straight up in the air. Good thing it was only at Trafalgar Park, and not in front of a packed 90 000 arena.

Brett wasnt too bothered though, at least from what he showed on the outside, but a few minutes later he had another rough moment as he picked a channel that was being covered by big prop, Fai Mika, who smashed him.

Incidentally Brett is in the running for the backup spot for the Tri Nations game between the All Blacks and the Wallabies on September 11th. Daniel Carter is of course out now after ankle surgery, so the good bet is that young Aaron Cruden will start at flyhalf.

The place on the bench as cover is open though, and seems to be a three-horse race between Brett, Luke McAlister, and Colin Slade. Some have suggested that Piri Weepu may even fill in there if needed.

Stephen Donald and Mike Delany arent options, as theyre both injured. Cruden will get a run in the national championship this weekend but then be rested, while McAlister will get a chance to impress as he starts for North Harbour at number ten against Bay of Plenty.

Theres two clips below, embedded as a playlist. First the funny clip, then the great hit. Enjoy, have a good weekend, and feel free to give your predictions or thoughts on who you think will be turning out for the All Blacks at flyhalf, and as backup.

Posted by Rugbydump at 4:29 pm | View Comments (10)

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Jim August 27, 2010 3:51 pm

what a hit! lovely stuff

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Anonymous August 27, 2010 3:57 pm


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Citing Commissioner August 27, 2010 3:58 pm

Brett - Two week ban for bringing the game into disrepute.
Mika - For consistancy's sake a 4 week ban is to be served because it was a hard-hitting legal tackle

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Anonymous August 27, 2010 4:00 pm

haha hilarious

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Stubby August 27, 2010 5:06 pm

@anonymous #1
you've taken too many hits to the head mate. at least say something about the video.

ROFL yeah he throws like a girl
and that tackle was clearly illegal :)

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Anonymous August 28, 2010 12:00 am

with a throw like that maybe he can kick for England

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italianscrummy August 28, 2010 8:20 am

can't see the video. kepps saying there's an error and to try later.and i'm not in germany ;)

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dutchrugbyplayer August 28, 2010 11:25 am

after not catching the bottle the opposition fly-half must have thought: let's kick the next one to him...

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Joost August 28, 2010 10:57 pm

Why the guys at the ITM Cup keep highlighting odd things... Bottle kicks, mouthguard-keeping... Focus on the rugby.

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Anonymous August 29, 2010 10:39 pm

my bad i suggest both those videos joost

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