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Friday, February 25, 2011

Super Rugby Pick of the Week - Round 1

Super Rugby Pick of the Week - Round 1

It was a bit of a mixed bag in round 1 of Super Rugby last weekend, as we saw a few relatively dull games, as well as some that were thoroughly enjoyable to watch. Here's your Pick of the Week, featuring the best tries from the first round.

As mentioned in a previous post, the Blues match against the Crusaders was probably the game of the weekend in terms of a spectacle, with the result, a narrow win for the Blues, possibly being somewhat of an upset.

This weekend the Crusaders were set to play the Hurricanes, but due to the devastating nature of the disaster that's taken place in Christchurch, both franchises have agreed to not play the match, with the result being considered a draw. Each side will take two points from it.

You saw Robbie Coleman's brilliant effort for the Brumbies against the Chiefs, as well as Gerhard van den Heevers solo sprint against the Lions, earlier in the week. Those are included again in this summary, along with a pick of the best from the other matches.

On a side note, there's been a few distasteful comments on here of late, which is totally against the spirit of the website and cannot be considered acceptable. Rugbydump has always strived to bring you the best video clips from around the world, aiming to make it a pleasant experience for the true rugby fan, no matter where you're from.

You're exposed to literally thousands of people from all over the world every day of the week. Embrace that, discuss rugby, make friends. If you can't do that, please don't bother commenting. Arguing on here is pointless and all that happens is the site's reputation gets tarnished, which leads to less traffic, less revenue, and less chance of RD staying afloat.

Please be a positive part of this community, and enjoy the free service that's provided. Thanks.

Time: 03:57
Music: Lazy Gun by Jet

Posted by Rugbydump at 8:57 am | View Comments (43)

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filipe February 25, 2011 9:39 am

Great clip. And we do wish a speedy recovery for the people in Christchurch.


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Anonymous February 25, 2011 10:04 am

My thoughts to all those who have lost in New Zealand....

Well said RD, this amazing site really is a blessing and it should not be abused.

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Anonymous February 25, 2011 10:26 am

I love this site. Thanks for keeping these clips and analyses free and available.

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cory February 25, 2011 10:32 am

some really good finishes there and the bloke who chased down o'connor must have some real pace

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Anonymous February 25, 2011 10:36 am

Well said RD, concentrate on the the rugby and leave the childish comments elsewhere.

Great clip. Keep up the good work!

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alex February 25, 2011 10:48 am

Well said RD, couldn't agree more. I can't remember the last time I went on the internet without checking your website for any new videos or an old classic, we're indebted to the fantastic service you provide.

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Ben February 25, 2011 10:53 am

Great clip, thanks a lot

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Anonymous February 25, 2011 11:25 am

I love watching the Super Rugby round ups, though I'm an avid northern hemisphere watcher and player I can't not love watching some free running rugby that the SH produces.

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Alexander February 25, 2011 11:32 am

Soooo......continuing the NH/SH debate from the previous post.....kidding of course. God I hope that debate NEVER springs up again!!!!!!!

The tries here are glorious! Each year super rugby gets faster and more skilful. Hats off to 'em, that was world class! Cheers RD.

My thoughts to all those in Christchurch

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Colombes February 25, 2011 11:35 am

RD steal the words from my mouth. totally agree

Nice clip, unfortunately difficult to appreciate it, thinking to Christchurch events.

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Disco February 25, 2011 11:40 am

Are Ranger, Stanley and Masaga anywhere near the All Blacks? If not, why not? They seem to be three of the most regular try scorers in Super Rugby and all three are hard hitting backs.

Also, is O'Connor playing 10 for Force? Is he filling in there or are they trying him out as a fly half?

Great clip and good point on the comments, the odd troll is part and parcel of the comments section of any successful blog but having to sift through tens of inane comments - geared only at iliciting a response - in order to find comments written by genuine fans with an opinion is getting boring.

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Anonymous February 25, 2011 11:52 am

very impressed with masaga, as I was last season. He really is a top player. Slightly disappointed he isnt doing the little jig celebration this year though

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Anonymous February 25, 2011 12:01 pm

The attendance is still wrong on the previous article, there were 32,000 at the Blues/Crusaders game, not 52,000.

Just saying.

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Lance February 25, 2011 12:09 pm


Some great trys there. The Rebels and brumbies game was a cracker tonight. Good win by the rebels.

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Paolo February 25, 2011 12:11 pm

That Coleman bloke looks a touch good although on the small side for a centre

As for Ranger, it just goes to show the wealth of talent the All Blacks have that he's not in the starting line-up for them

With New Zealand looking great, the Saffers looking strong at times, the Aussies dangerous but lacking a top-class pack, England on the up and France their usual mercurial selves, this World Cup is going to be superb.

Hoping a couple of the smaller teams can pull off a victory or two. Think Pool D is the one to look at - SA, Wales, Fiji, Samoa - there will be some cracking games there

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RD February 25, 2011 12:12 pm

On the attendance, apologies. I thought I heard 52k when watching live. I've amended it now.

Thanks to the others for the positive feedback.

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Andrew February 25, 2011 1:26 pm

Wow RD, way to take your time putting this up. Waiting for this Picks of the Week was like waiting for the ball to emerge from a NH ruck, am I right?

Jokes, jokes.

Love the site and as a Canadian fan, this website is my number one source of rugby content. I am a daily visitor and very grateful.

Will be in SA to visit family in the coming weeks and looking forward to catching the Stormers vs Cheetahs at Newlands in two weeks. Will be my first live Super Rugby experience and my wife's first live rugby game period (besides my club games of course). Can't wait!

Here's to RD, a cracking end to the 6N, a super Super rugby season and most of all a speedy recovery for the brave citizens of Canterbury!

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Gordon February 25, 2011 1:37 pm

Have been thoroughly enjoying this site since discovering it a few years ago. Thanks Rugbydump, and keep up the fantastic work!

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Rich February 25, 2011 1:41 pm

Love the second try, millimetres from touch and scoops the ball in so casually.

As for RD, it is without doubt the best rugby website ever. Along with the BBC sport website its my most visited page. Walk into any rugby club in the world and I guarantee someone will be talking about a clip that was posted on RD. Keep up the good work and try to ignore the inevitable morons.

On a side note. Thoughts go out to anyone affected by the earthquake. Looking forwards to you guys rebuilding and putting on a hell of a show for the RWC later this year. You will have to go some to beat France's efforts though.

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(u-p)rick February 25, 2011 1:42 pm

(: this is what it is all about... There have been ancouple jokes on here, which normally would be labelled banter, yet due to the past they seem borderline. But wiping the slate clean and it's all 'fun.'

Good work RD, but also good work everyone else for the decent comments.

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youkai February 25, 2011 1:58 pm

i love rugbydump <3

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Anonymous February 25, 2011 2:22 pm

Great rugby. Great tries. Terrible, terrible music.

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Flipje February 25, 2011 2:54 pm

Great video as usual RD!!!!

Keep the good work and your spirit up!!!

Do enjoy very much the site. I do not have the opportunity to follow the Super 15 and for instance this clip and the blue/crusaders hits are just great to enjoy as Rugby enthousiasts.

Some of the set piece and their build up are just brillant.

Small question: some beautiful backs running tries but any fat boys running tries or is this more rare to find? (or too much to show probably).

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Guy February 25, 2011 2:58 pm

When I come home:
1 make coffee;
2 check mail
3 go to

If you keep putting up those kind of clips, 2 and 3 will definitely swaps places. Coffee keeps coming first though.

Agree with everyone above: thanks for the terrific job you're doing here. Keep spreading the joy of rugby please.

And my thoughts go to the people in Christchurch and to the Crusaders specificly since they seem to have lost one of their board members in the quake

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Reid February 25, 2011 3:17 pm

Rangers new afro kills me everytime
Nice tries for the first round

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Anonymous February 25, 2011 3:57 pm


O'Connor is filling in at 10 because Ripia is injured. He was really good in that position though, but they said they wanted to play him at 12 and at 15 this season.

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Juggernauter February 25, 2011 4:24 pm

Super Rugby is, indeed, very entertaining, and it seems to get better every year, lots of action packed matches...

On a side note, it's WC year so I think we can get the NH v SH banter going, (maybe it's unavoidable) as far as we make our points with respect. For instance, I think France will combine superb displays with torrid ones, and that England will be really competitive against everyone -but the All Blacks should really keep the Webb Ellis there.

They have reinvented rugby since France 2007 and I can't see anybody (save the high tempo Aussies)from getting it.

Regarding the earthquake, I'm from Chile and as you may know we got our own little sismic activity almost exactly a year ago so I kinda guess what's going on at Christchurch... My best to them and I really hope the city gets up in time for the world showpiece.

And RD, thanks a ton for everything. As Guy, I have a routine of mine as well, consisting in a long visit to the toilet, a coffee and checking the site daily.

Keep up the good work and let's all work together for the benefit of rugby


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Chris February 25, 2011 5:35 pm

Awesome video, great tries, and so much class Rugbydump. All our thoughts with Christchurch and NZ

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Anonymous February 25, 2011 6:09 pm

What was the song called

and i love u RD for keeping me upto date with important info and exciting clips

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misterrugby February 25, 2011 6:12 pm

wonderfull rugby! I dream a Top 14 with the same tries. I love southern rugby!

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TB February 25, 2011 6:21 pm

James O'Connor might be that type that plays in 3 World Cups.

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Maximus February 25, 2011 6:53 pm

Nothing to add to all these comments above but it's important to tell it to you once more: amazing job RD.

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Max February 25, 2011 9:03 pm


2 from 2 now! the world has tipped on its axis, can anybody stop the pride of the south?!

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Anonymous February 25, 2011 10:17 pm

Awesome job boys, this site is just brilliant. Not feeling too optimistic for my fellow French but I cannot wait for 5 tomorrow afternoon!!

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Anarchangel February 26, 2011 1:30 am

Thanks, RD.

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Jeremy February 26, 2011 7:40 am

Good on ya RD, been following your site for 4 years and you always show class

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ieu February 26, 2011 11:40 am

It will be interesting to see how this Coleman progresses, he might look small for a 12 but I'm sure his coaches would have been the first to have those doubts. Yet they gave him his first start in a S15 game at 12, against Tana Umanga! That must say something about this kid?

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Anonymous February 26, 2011 1:24 pm

I love your website being in America your site is always on top of the latest highlights and some lowlights.... I always love watching try savers and rib breakers before heading to the pitch.

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Jono February 27, 2011 1:48 am

Thanks RD, great stuff.
Don;t worry about the trolls, most people really apreciate this site.

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Anonymous February 27, 2011 8:06 pm

RD thanks for showing us every detail in rugby we cant watch

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Anonymous February 28, 2011 1:55 am

Masaga you are awesome.

Thanks RD for another great vid!

Nice touch at the end :-)

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AF February 28, 2011 8:29 pm

Amazing job RD, keep going. It's the sort of videos which explains why, really, RD's reputation isn't quite in danger for now.

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 8:50 am

great stuff. My thoughts to all those in Christchurch

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