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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu's outrageous dummy for Gloucester

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu's outrageous dummy for Gloucester

Gloucester cruised into the final of the LV Cup with a convincing 45-17 win over Newport-Gwent Dragons at Kingsholm on Sunday. One of the more memorable moments of the game was this comical dummy by centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu.

Charlie Sharples scored four second half tries as Gloucester set up a meeting with Newcastle Falcons, who beat Harlequins 22-21. They will face each other in the final next weekend, in Northampton.

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu scored a try in the first half, to add to those by Sharples, Andy Hazell, and Nicky Robinson. It was the amusing piece of skill by the Samoan centre though that had my inbox and requests page working overtime.

The outrageous, one-handed dummy looked completely unnecessary, and maybe it was, but it did open up a gap that actually led to a penalty and further points for the cherry and whites.

The game was also in the bag by then, so you cant blame him for not being too concerned about the possibility of the ball slipping out of his hand, and into row 5 of the Shed.

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Posted at 10:10 am | 24 comments

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Rodders March 15, 2011 9:22 am

Haha, classic :)

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NTrugby March 15, 2011 9:24 am

Haha, dummy of the century!

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Anonymous March 15, 2011 9:28 am

will give it a go at training today

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Anonymous March 15, 2011 9:28 am

I've never seen anything like that before!

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Anonymous March 15, 2011 9:34 am

Oh dear. My teammates just stopped practising the AB skills. Training will be a disaster tonight after seeing this...

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Greiffel March 15, 2011 9:39 am

lol

Videos of tonight's training can be sent to..

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Nick March 15, 2011 9:41 am

Awesome, the fact that it worked makes it even better. Guys got a decent sidestep too.

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(: March 15, 2011 9:57 am

Biggest dummy i've seen on a rugby pitch since Bakkie Botha ;)

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): March 15, 2011 9:57 am

Aw MOTHER F*CKER!, i missed the s off bakkies....

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Anonymous March 15, 2011 9:58 am

That's the stupidest thing I've ever seen, but brilliant! Eliota is #winning!

I better get my coat

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Anonymous March 15, 2011 10:19 am

Even more amusing, though, is the afro on the NG-Dragons No. 8. Brilliant!

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Ronan March 15, 2011 10:35 am

ha ha,
funny shit,
even his own team didnt know what was happening.....

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Tom March 15, 2011 12:41 pm

Not as good as carlos spencers over head kick but still pretty good x

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Steve Munford March 15, 2011 2:17 pm

Outrageously good

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Anonymous March 15, 2011 4:03 pm

Gotta try that at training tonight

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Jako March 15, 2011 4:37 pm

I'm amazed that he can do that completely stopped and still generate enough acceleration to get through the hole.

My gut feeling is kids should not be trying this at home, especially at a standstill. Even if the dummy works, if you are stationary when you do it, I bet you are going to get your clock cleaned.

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Juggernauter March 15, 2011 5:37 pm

Haha brilliant. A little spice from the islands

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Juggernauter March 15, 2011 9:38 pm

We practice this with coconuts on the islands.

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RememberTheMer March 15, 2011 11:22 pm

Jako said...

If the kids tried this at home they'd hurl the ball through the living room window.

Check that mans hand for superglue.

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No.7 March 16, 2011 2:24 am

Lol... nah i can see some 'playing the grey area' flanker like myself taking the 'i was committed' stance and smashing some stationary centre...(whilst assuming the ball had actually gone...) only to be horrified that the guy still had the ball... ?!?!? what to do next?!?! umm release him?...ruck him?..steal ball?...yikes :/

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Anonymous March 16, 2011 4:04 am

Hahaha loved it, and it actually did fool the opposition :)

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Anonymous March 16, 2011 11:58 am

Mint!

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ChristopherPam October 06, 2011 3:25 pm

Well, i know what dumb-ass move I'll try at training!

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UpTheLowEnd August 28, 2012 5:06 pm

I thought he was gonna pass it each time i saw it, having just seen him not pass it.

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