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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Super Rugby 2011 highlights - Round 2

Super Rugby 2011 highlights - Round 2

Round two of Super Rugby got under way in the backdrop of the devastation in Christchurch, with the Canterbury vs Hurricanes game actually being called off. There were six other matches though, so here are highlights of each of those.

This year the hype around Super Rugby has been intensified with the name change and of course, the extra team. Fans who don't normally watch it have been expecting miracles, but at the end of the day it's the same tournament and is well followed around the globe.

Those in the UK have been disappointed with Sky Sports' coverage at times, and those outside of the main rugby territories have been somewhat stranded this year with little or no means to watch the games.

With that in mind, I've put together a once off package of highlights that cover each and every game, showing the main scoring points and one or two extra moments from the matches.

What that does is allows you to catch up with everything that happened, and gives Rugbydump time to focus on the more interesting stuff for the rest of the week. Short clips of funny moments, big tackles, perhaps the odd brilliant try.

You know the drill, so if you spotted anything in Super Rugby (or indeed any other tournament on the weekend), please do get in touch with match details and the time of an incident, and RD will attempt to do the rest.

So here you go, short highlights of all six matches are below, brought to you in the form of a playlist. Simply click the button to the right of play to bring up the menu, or hit play to sit back and watch every game's clip. Once one ends, it'll jump automatically to the next. Enjoy.

Posted at 10:16 am | 31 comments

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 10:37 am

Boom! Love it

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 10:44 am

what am i missing? vid is of highlanders chiefs only..?

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Xavier March 01, 2011 10:56 am

It's a string of 6 videos, anonymous.

Ooooohhh boy, this is going to be some super season!

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RedYeti March 01, 2011 10:59 am

It's a playlist anon. At the end of each video the next one starts.

Thanks a lot for these RD, but I don't know why people would complain about Sky, they are showing more than twice as many Super Rugby games as Aviva Premiership games, the only problem is they are mostly on very early in the morning. So thank you for these highlights, as they allow me to have a lie and still catch up on the rugby down under ;)

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filipe March 01, 2011 11:17 am

Thanks Rugbydump, these are great highlights and with great games

And how didn't the Cheetahs won their game?

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Cheis March 01, 2011 12:00 pm

yeah, the cheetahs looked good! i hear brussow is back too!!

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Philip March 01, 2011 12:09 pm

Disappointed the Cheetahs weren't able to pull off an upset against the Bulls, who aren't playing too hot at the moment.

The Highlanders on the other hand are doing well so far.

And...GO THE TAHS! :D TPN the afro'd missile lol. Was screaming for him to be subbed after going to ground at least 5 times! Why is Hickey more keen to use his bench??? You've gotta look after your players, not just for the Super comp but the WC!

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Philip March 01, 2011 12:10 pm

Typo: Why isn't Hickey more keen to use his bench???

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Nick March 01, 2011 12:12 pm

RD, cheers for these highlights, Sky has been completely useless at sticking to their schedules recently and it's great to catch up with the action and see whats going on.

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Disco March 01, 2011 12:14 pm

Thanks RD, love the format of these highlights.

Has Johnson got any caps for SA? Will he be in the squad for the RWC? He looks brilliant, is all over the park, scores points and has great pace for a big guy with a good rugby brain from what I've seen.

Waratahs look good this year, Mitchell is on fire and Kurtley Beale has to be the best back in World Rugby right now.

I wish we could get the sound crew from the first game to work on more games, it's so much more interesting when you can really hear what the ref is actually saying.

Amazing competition; I'm glad to be able to catch up with highlights on here as these games are otherwise unavailable to me.

Cheers.

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 12:20 pm

Put up super rugby highlights every week, there is no "more interesting stuff"...

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 1:13 pm

thanks rugby dump! please put these up weekly if you can

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ieu March 01, 2011 1:27 pm

Liking the playlist format, nice one RD.

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Corbin March 01, 2011 4:09 pm

Just taking the exact same clips on the super rugby website and putting the RD tag on them? No flashy editing? No exciting music? Lack of effort RD, tsk tsk.

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 4:45 pm

Ignorant prick.

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fry March 01, 2011 5:24 pm

Wow, Corbin, thanks for showing that some people just can't be pleased.

I, for one, don't visit the Super Rugby website; however, I swing by Rugbydump much more often, so I'm glad that they're up here for me to see.

(You could make the same case that if what you say is true, then Super Rugby is just slicing up the game - without any fancy transitions or music - and putting them up on their website. So what?)

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berko75 March 01, 2011 5:57 pm

Its just constantly entertaining, the skill level is so high, and loving the playlist setup

http://berkorugby.blogspot.com/

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RedYeti March 01, 2011 7:20 pm

Just out of curiosity, can anybody tell me why South African Super Rugby games always look like they were filmed/broadcast on outdated old equipment? Footage is always washed out and yellow and not as sexy and high-def as most modern sport seems to be...

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alf March 01, 2011 8:11 pm

That was a gorgeous try by the Lions; looks like they really should've won the match.

Penalties have the ability to take games away from teams...maybe coaches ought to start being harsher on players who keep giving them away.

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katman March 01, 2011 8:48 pm

alf, bear in mind that this game was reffed by Stu Dick & Son - the man with the shrillest whistle in town. He simply cannot let a game flow and the breakdowns were just a mess of penalties (both ways). Together with the flyhalf's inability to slot a kick, this cost the Lions big time.

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Jono March 01, 2011 10:41 pm

Love it RD, good stuff.

Though I still really look forward to the try compilations each week, so I hope those are still coming.

Hey Phillip, me and my mate couldn't believe Hickey didn't sub Tatafu either, WTF was he thinking.

I love how kamikaze Tatafu is, but as you say he collapsed to the ground about five times before getting back up and it took till the 60th minute before they subbed him. Me and my mate were screaming for him to be subbed, Fitzgibbon is also an excellent hooker, I don't know why you wouldn't sub him on.

It's gonna be a long season, no point letting Polota-Nau kill himself in the second game of the season.

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 11:09 pm

Lol at Redyeti, they're using the same cameras that they used for the Fifa world cup, you must be blind.

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 11:09 pm

Lol at Redyeti, they're using the same cameras that they used for the Fifa world cup, you must be blind.

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Wolfman March 02, 2011 12:35 am

Thanks Rugby Dump - I am unable to watch all the games on the weekend, and these highlights are terrific.

Disco, I agree about Johnson, he is all over the park, and has only played midweek games for the Boks so far.

The only problem is he makes some costly mistakes. In these highlights, for example, the Morne Steyn break is Johnsons fault as he doesn't get across to make the tackle, and the Rossouw try is from Johnsons sloppiness at the back of the scrum.

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mise March 02, 2011 1:40 am

good to hear the v detailed explanation by the ref, at 2.15 in first clip, of why he did what he did.

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Juggernauter March 02, 2011 1:44 am

Stephen Brett had a shocker against the Sharks! Poor guy was always standing flat, never launched his backs into play and hardly played the ball.

Perhaps it's time for Super Luke to be tried at 10 for the Blues?

Maybe he's outta form but McAlister is a formidable player anyway...

Loving SupeRugby so far!

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Jono March 02, 2011 2:07 am

Pretty good attendences again this week.
That's what they were :

Dunedin : 10,189
Melbourne : 14,234
Blomfontein : 23,012
Sydney : 33,846
Durban : 37,131
Cape Town : 46,206

The Wellington game was called off.

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mise March 02, 2011 2:07 am

brumbies last try - surely a fw pass?!?

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Roadpig March 02, 2011 8:33 am

Mise - agreed, definitely a forward pass. Juggernauter, I admire your prescience - for the Blues, Brett is now on the bench, with McAllister starting at no. 10. How is this for schizophrenic - I am NZer, living in Australia, and want to comment on a game between two South African sides - Cheetahs v Bulls. The Cheetahs played really well and were unfortunate to lose. The Bulls looked terrible, and were fortunate to win. The turning point for mine was when the Bulls (courtesy of M Steyn), having no apparent Plan B, put up a big up and under early in the second half, when down by a considerable margin, and the Cheetahs failed to claim the catch resulting in a turnover to the Bulls from which they scored a try to get back in the match. I believe that if the Cheetahs had controlled that ball, they would have won the game, as the Bulls looked clueless. Love big Vic Matfield though - what a leader.

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tb March 02, 2011 7:03 pm

I must say the Cheetahs have some of th emost ugly kit outside the T14. Orange grey and white? Yikes.

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Anonymous March 02, 2011 10:43 pm

didn't agree with the yellow for kerr barlow in the chiefs game if the tackled player lets go of the ball as in this case happened and no support player is over the ball how can it be judged to be a ruck therefor no offside no penalty no yellow card

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