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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Midweek Madness - James Semple throws up after big tackle

Midweek Madness - James Semple throws up after big tackle

This incident from New Zealands ITM Cup was requested via the Rugbydump Facebook Page last week, so after a bit of digging, here is the clip in question as we see young James Semple take a big knock, and suffer for it.

Despite surprising many and having a great start to the season, the Counties Manukau side have had their string of injuries and while theyve got the midfield general Tana Umagas experience to call on, theyve been hit hard in certain positions.

At flyhalf, or first five-eighth as they call it in New Zealand, they lost key man Baden Kerr to a lower back strain. Kerr was instrumental in their early successes and a real loss for the side.

Bring on 20 year old James Semple, who a week before the Tasman game made his debut against Waikato off the bench. He lacked the composure and confidence that a player like Kerr has, but a week later he got his first start for Counties, against Tasman.

He was much improved and actually showed a lot of maturity and control in a game that the Steelers won convincingly, 23-3.

In the first half he took this solid hit from Tasman wing James Kamana, who obviously got him in in exactly the right spot, as Semple lay strewn on the floor, and eventually brought up whatever it was he had to snack on before the game.

Tana Umaga very kindly helped to help clean up the mess.


Time: 01:46

Posted at 1:24 pm | 23 comments

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Alexander September 15, 2010 1:01 pm

Did well to place the ball back and do the right thing whilst still under a lot of pain I suspect!

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katman September 15, 2010 1:23 pm

Hurling is supposed to be the fastest game on grass. This didn't look that quick.

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NiWiTa September 15, 2010 1:29 pm

let's just hope no one landed face down in that after during another attacking phase! Really adds meaning to the expression "empty him!" which I have heard shouted to encourage the tackler to go in hard....

Agree with Alexander - good job placing the ball back after though

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Anonymous September 15, 2010 1:40 pm

lol @ katman

also should have brought him out the sin-bin

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olwakachangchang September 15, 2010 1:54 pm

haha! Ian Smith is fat

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Xavier September 15, 2010 2:48 pm

"that'll teach him to eat a hot dog before the game" loooooooool

Tana really is a fantastic bloke. Whenever he sees someone in trouble, he takes the time to help. Hasn't he actually been commended for helping a guy he had tackled into oblivion a long time ago?

Still, Semple showed some courage too, to place the ball back, throw up and then get back to the game

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Luxi September 15, 2010 2:55 pm

i hope nobody landed exactly on the same spot later in the game

is this semple guy mates with Pukey McNasty ??! lol

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Anonymous September 15, 2010 3:28 pm

"Tana really is a fantastic bloke. Whenever he sees someone in trouble, he takes the time to help. Hasn't he actually been commended for helping a guy he had tackled into oblivion a long time ago?"

Yeah, that was Colin Charvis. I think Collins broke his jaw in a dubious tackle, and Umaga put him into the recovery position.

And I also agree with Alexander. Did he play on?

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Anonymous September 15, 2010 3:33 pm

Yea it was Colin Charvis.

He put him in the recovery position and removed his gum shield from his mouth after he was knocked unconscious whilst trying to tackle jerry 'the terminator' collins

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cheyanqui September 15, 2010 3:57 pm

Tana was quite irrresponsible there.

Leaving that water bottle unattended? He risked having Semple put his pukey-a** lips onto the bottle.

"I just need a sip Tana"
"eh, keep it bru"

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cheyanqui September 15, 2010 4:01 pm

Oddly enough, this isn't Semple's first appearance on RugbyDump.

He made his first appearance in the All Black test vs Samoa in 2008.

Let's just say it was a "non-cap" appearance:

http://rugbydump.blogspot.com/2008/09/midweek-madness-too-much-beer-for-pukey.html

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Anonymous September 15, 2010 5:22 pm

i'd agree that umaga is a gent..which (apologies for bringing this up) made the whole BOD thing such a shock...

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Anonymous September 16, 2010 1:19 am

Great hit.

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Anonymous September 16, 2010 1:30 am

Whoever said Collins tackle on Charvis was dubious.... Naughty troll lol.

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Anonymous September 16, 2010 5:18 am

Downunder there's only one thing we enjoy more than BOD having a cry. It's NH fans having a cry about BOD having a cry.

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Anonymous September 16, 2010 7:01 am

"It's NH fans having a cry about BOD having a cry."

You mean Irish fans. Nobody else gives a shiz

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Anonymous September 16, 2010 7:17 am

"Anonymous said...

Downunder there's only one thing we enjoy more than BOD having a cry."

Up north there's only a few dozen things we enjoy more than New Zealanders having a cry and being sick from a soft tackle. One of those is when Kiwi's are so desperate for money they have to move to Europe to earn a proper salary even if it means pulling pints in a seedy old pub.

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Anonymous September 16, 2010 9:37 am

Don't put the rest of us in there, it's just the irish who are still going on about BOD, yawn.

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Kenny September 16, 2010 9:38 am

Anonymous said...
Downunder there's only one thing we enjoy more than BOD having a cry. It's NH fans having a cry about BOD having a cry.

September 16, 2010 7:18 AM

Anonymous said...
"It's NH fans having a cry about BOD having a cry."

You mean Irish fans. Nobody else gives a shiz

September 16, 2010 9:01 AM

Anonymous said...
"Anonymous said...

Downunder there's only one thing we enjoy more than BOD having a cry."

Up north there's only a few dozen things we enjoy more than New Zealanders having a cry and being sick from a soft tackle. One of those is when Kiwi's are so desperate for money they have to move to Europe to earn a proper salary even if it means pulling pints in a seedy old pub.

September 16, 2010 9:17 AM

Shut the f"@k up the lot of you; Downunder/upstairs ... who cares (that actually rhymes!!) its all consigned to history now so quit dredging it up to make a silly arguement about absolutely nothing; its a real blight on this site (more rhymes!!!)

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NiWiTa September 16, 2010 11:38 am

nice one Kenny - anon trolls - big shock upstairs we like beer and rugby too........

laughed my ass off at pukey mcnasty link, I'd forgotten that one!

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Anonymous September 16, 2010 1:05 pm

As he awarded the International Fair Play prizes for 2003, the le President IFPC, Jen Kamuti, declared: We need role models, heroes, who prove [] that it is possible to win through honest play. The Pierre de Coubertin Trophy, awarded by the IFPC since 1964 for an act of fair play, was awarded to Tana Umaga. During a match, the All Blacks star stopped an attack to help a player of the opposing team who was injured.

Tana is the only sportsman of a non-olympic sport who received this award. He is legend.

In Toulon, we will regret him forever.

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*** September 16, 2010 6:36 pm

Sorry guys, i was the anon who actually brought up BOD i meant absolutely no trouble, i was merely pointing out the 'out of characterness' of tana that day....

so forget it was BOD call him player x or 'who gives a ****' for all i care....you guys were just too pent up about having a little bitch that you completely missed my point...so infact..im not sorry at all, if you whiny pricks cant look beyond your own team colours then you can go and f*ck yourselves!!

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