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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

BBC cameraman takes a tumble on the sideline

BBC cameraman takes a tumble on the sideline

If you watched France take on England at Twickehham on the weekend you probably will have noticed this amusing moment from the second half of the game, where a sideline cameraman had a bit of a slip-up in front of 80 000 people.

It would have been worse - it could have hit him in the head. That's actually what I thought happened at first, but as you can see in the replays, the poor guy was so padded because of the weather that just by reaching his arm out to attempt to catch the ball, he lost his footing.

Actually something similar happened to Schalk Burger a few years ago in a Test match, when he was retrieving a ball that had gone into touch and slipped on the small section between the grass and the advertising hoardings. This seems to be what happened here.

Luckily for Schalk, he didn't have the weight of a massive tv production camera bearing down on him. This guy handled it well though, although a bit shaken, he popped up, dusted himself off and after a few minutes of checking for bruises to both himself and the camera, returned to action.

If you spotted any other funny moments on the weekend that you think could be shared, get in touch and we'll see what can be done to get the clips on the site. For now, this was one of the most requested from the weekend so even though it's just a quick one, it's worth sharing.


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Posted at 4:59 pm | 23 comments

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 5:04 pm

1st

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 5:04 pm

When I first saw this I thought he was trying to avoid the ball and allow England a quick line out. not so sure now...

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 5:10 pm

at the risk of turning a funny clip into something slightly more serious, HD Steadicam's way an absolute ton...lucky he didn't take his head off.

As a cameraman, just shows his safety system worked. Nice to see friendly support from his fellow media professionals!

Damn funny though!

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 5:12 pm

i think he just saw the big head of cueto coming and thought im out of here

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zacaria March 01, 2011 5:47 pm

wow best part of the game!

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berko75 March 01, 2011 5:54 pm

One day I'll be too mature to find that funny, but not today.

http://berkorugby.blogspot.com/

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 6:05 pm

The quick lineout saved him a lot of blushes.

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 6:14 pm

..any got a link to schalks incident?

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 6:48 pm

great reaction from people in the stadium ! ^^

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Tom March 01, 2011 7:01 pm

Speaking of the quick lineout... was it authorized? It seemed to me that if the ball touches the ads, you can't play it quick. Am I mistaken?

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RedYeti March 01, 2011 7:16 pm

You can take a quick line out as long as you use the same ball, and it hasn't been touched by anyone but players/referee/linesmen I believe. And it has to be in line or behind the point the ball left the pitch, and can't be thrown forward, and has to go 5m etc

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Tom March 01, 2011 7:23 pm

Thanks for the explanation RedYeti!

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 7:39 pm

Brian Moore "Come on, get up" What a tit that man is!

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porsche March 01, 2011 9:33 pm

wasnt the schalk accident at the last world cup in france?
i think i remember seeing him falling on his ass in any 2007 wc tribute

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 9:46 pm

most exciting part of the match.

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Philip March 01, 2011 11:12 pm

That wouldn't of been cheap to replace if something broke lol.

Good to see a smile on his face though haha

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Anonymous March 01, 2011 11:35 pm

Pretty blonde at the end...

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Gordon March 01, 2011 11:40 pm

Prince Harry is hanging out with some smoking-hot blonder, and a goofball cameraman is your most requested video? Shame on you.

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Sam March 02, 2011 12:28 am

'Brian Moore "Come on, get up" What a tit that man is!'

He is joking...

and as for the guy using flooz name...grow up..

oooo, it seems as if RD is heading back to its old ways, the Trolls are slowly creeping back in!

I cannot wait until every comment section is like a slurry pit..just one big giant mass of sh*t

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Rob March 02, 2011 5:09 am

@ Goofer: The 'smoking-hot blonde' you're referring too is Zara Phillips, a member of the british royal family (and therefore related to prince harry, not that that would stop the royals lets be honest) and is actually engaged to Mike Tindall

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Anonymous March 02, 2011 8:24 am

check out the aristocracy joke... for above comment.

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Philip March 02, 2011 8:28 am

Rob said...
@ Goofer: The 'smoking-hot blonde' you're referring too is Zara Phillips, a member of the british royal family (and therefore related to prince harry, not that that would stop the royals lets be honest) and is actually engaged to Mike Tindall

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Engaged? Damn! And I thought I had a chance! :P

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Laz March 02, 2011 10:09 am

Prince Harry is hanging out with some smoking-hot blonder, and a goofball cameraman is your most requested video? Shame on you.
Shame on who, those who requested it? Strange comment.

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