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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Jack Lam's big hand-off and hits against the Bulls

Jack Lam's big hand-off and hits against the Bulls

The defending champion Bulls picked up a convincing 26-14 Super Rugby away win over the Hurricanes in Napier on the weekend. The Canes dug deep though, and one of their players stood out despite being on the losing side.

The Hurricanes have now only won one game from five, a poor stat for a side with such top level representatives. Of course going down to the Bulls is nothing to be ashamed of, but sitting at the bottom of the New Zealand conference and 12th overall is a bit of a worry for the Wellington outfit.

"It's too early in the season to chuck it in. We have to carry on. The heads aren't up too high, but we can look at ourselves in the mirror and say we dug in all week and fronted up pretty good," said coach Mark Hammet.

One of the players who certainly did front up was flanker Jack Lam, whose work rate and fierce tackling perhaps went some way towards keeping things respectable for the home side.

He managed to get the Hurricanes going forward, cross the advantage line, and when the Bulls did the same, he smashed them back on more than one occasion. Great commitment, technique, and heart as part of a losing cause.


Time: 02:40

Posted at 2:05 pm | 43 comments

Posted in Big Hits & Dirty Play

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Outside Centre April 05, 2011 1:16 pm

First.......BITCHES!!!!

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Numero6 April 05, 2011 1:21 pm

Amazing, shows all the skills a quality 6 should have!

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Disco April 05, 2011 1:21 pm

Any relation to the great Pat Lam?

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that kid who you bul April 05, 2011 1:29 pm

It's amusing how they go on about the perfect tackling technique yet he knocked the stuffing out of himself more than his opponent.

Great player though by the looks o things!

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Sander April 05, 2011 1:34 pm

Gotta applaud the guy, great commitment in a losing team!

Might be mistaken, but I think he's playing out of position as well, thought he was a 7?

Not that it should really matter much in open play like that...

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Anonymous April 05, 2011 2:08 pm

He's not the biggest looking guy either...

Lol, the bulls are pathetic it's hilarious!

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Wolfman April 05, 2011 2:36 pm

Those were some big hits. Jack Lam played for the Australian Schoolboy side, but moved back to New Zealand recently. I don't think he a close relation to Pat Lam, although I might be mistaken here.

The funniest thing about Lam's run at the begining of this video is how offside Bakkies Botha is in making the hit towards the end of the first part. Very surprised the ref didn't call that up.

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WelshOsprey April 05, 2011 2:44 pm

What an animal

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Guy April 05, 2011 3:05 pm

Wow, no regard for personal health and welfare at all. Very, very impressive!

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Anonymous April 05, 2011 3:23 pm

Probably trying to fill the great j.c's. boots.

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andy April 05, 2011 3:32 pm

Three things:

1. He's tough, but

2. I'd expect my 6 to make more that 14 tackles in 64mins, &

3. I'd expect my 6 to last a game

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J April 05, 2011 3:33 pm

The southern hemisphere knows how to play rugby but does not know how to commentate...

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Von April 05, 2011 3:34 pm

Nice one. Quite a "traditional" rugbydump type of clip isn't it. i.e. never mind the score, here's a bloke putting some great boshes in. The kind of clip that got many of us addicted to this site in the first place - or am I just speaking for myself?

Marvellous stuff.

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Anonymous April 05, 2011 4:32 pm

Is this site now suddenly run by Kiwis or was that always the case..?

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Anonymous April 05, 2011 6:42 pm

Great hits. But what's that there on the scoreboard?

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Von April 05, 2011 7:09 pm

Anonymous said...
Is this site now suddenly run by Kiwis or was that always the case..?

What's your ill-conceived and erroneous point?

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Matt Whitton April 05, 2011 8:45 pm

New Zealand Lamb looks a lot toughr than the Welsh variety...

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Anonymous April 05, 2011 8:46 pm

never mind the score board, nothing but penalties and drop kicks (how exciting). Apparently he's a second cousin of Pat Lam.
Was a real menace for waikato last year in the ITM cup and seems to be making the step up. Will make a very good combination when Karl Lowe gets back.

At the end of the day this site is about entertainment, when the south africans start playing some entertaining rugby im sure they'll get some air time. The bulls tactics made the game as boring as watching paint dry.

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Jono April 05, 2011 11:46 pm

Awesome commitment.
What a weapon.

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Henry April 06, 2011 12:14 am

Botha at 17 seconds has to be the most offside I have ever seen a player

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Wolfman April 06, 2011 1:00 am

I can never understand why the comments on Rugby Dump always disintegrate into pathetic arguments and name calling.

It wasn't always like this, and it really is a great shame.

I can't wait for the new comments system that has been mentioned a couple of times, as this will hopefully but an end to the negative comments.

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Sean April 06, 2011 1:32 am

@matt whitton

he is tougher but the name is spelt Lam with no B.. Believe it or not it's a Chinese surname that's common in Samoa.. But the Chinese blood must've been bred out by now because none of they're more robust than the average Chinese

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Jono April 06, 2011 2:50 am

So there's one guy, whose posting under anon, and making a complete fool of himself.
Just ignore him.

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Anonymous April 06, 2011 3:13 am

'Hey Anon, so do drop goals and penalties not count as points now?'

According to most SH fans when a NH team beats them with drop goals and penalties...no...

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Anonymous April 06, 2011 3:20 am

"But the Chinese blood must've been bred out by now because none of they're more robust than the average Chinese"

meant to say

".. because they're more robust.."

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islandstylin' April 06, 2011 3:36 am

He fends a fly-half and a prop and stops both of the opposing flankers dead in their tracks!! If only Victor Vito had half the aggression Lam has.. how great would Vito be??

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Anonymous April 06, 2011 5:01 am

Bahahaha, noone ever said that dropgoals and penalties dont count. But when your game plan revolves around putting the bomb up every time your in your 50 and going for droppies as soon as you get inside the opp 50 then your certainly not giving fans much of a reason to come out and watch the game.
Rugby is at war with other codes, i for one would like to see the sport grow globally and see the players make a better living for themselves. The bulls negative play is counter productive to that and tends to push fans away.
Theres no jealousy involved just out and out boredom.

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Von April 06, 2011 6:31 am

Wolfman said...
I can never understand why the comments on Rugby Dump always disintegrate into pathetic arguments and name calling.

It wasn't always like this, and it really is a great shame.

I can't wait for the new comments system that has been mentioned a couple of times, as this will hopefully but an end to the negative comments.


Hear hear. Sadly I think it's just because the site's grown in popularity - mass appeal brings with it a broader cross-section of people, including idiots.

Anyway, looks like we could definitely do with a "report offensive comments" button, as a matter of urgency...

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Greiffel April 06, 2011 7:12 am

For whoever is moaning, here's a nice list of the previous 10 posts for you.

Joe Marler and Marcos Ayerza both banned - UK
New Zealand win the Adelaide Sevens - NZ and SA
Saracens and David Strettle score a great try - UK
Gavin Henson scores on Top 14 debut for Toulon - France/Wales
Jimmy Cowan reverse falcons captain Jamie Mackintosh - NZ
The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Round 6 - AUS/NZ/SA
Quade Cooper's audacious stepping and crosskick - AUS
Classic Encounters - Crusaders vs Sharks - NZ and SA
Racing Metro cruise to victory over Toulouse - FRANCE
Tim Visser runs around Tommy Bowe to score - UK

It's a decent mix, but if you're unhappy about it, please write an official complaint via the contact page and it will be looked at and discussed. Otherwise, abusive, racist, etc comments will be removed. Thanks

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Anonymous April 06, 2011 7:36 am

"Bahahaha, noone ever said that dropgoals and penalties dont count. But when your game plan revolves around putting the bomb up every time your in your 50 and going for droppies as soon as you get inside the opp 50 then your certainly not giving fans much of a reason to come out and watch the game.
Rugby is at war with other codes, i for one would like to see the sport grow globally and see the players make a better living for themselves. The bulls negative play is counter productive to that and tends to push fans away.
Theres no jealousy involved just out and out boredom."

The Bulls put up and unders up because they know the Hurricanes are chicken shits and won't catch them on the full - it was about a 90% return rate of possession for the Bulls. Bitter Hurricanes supporter thinks every team must play like Fiji. A reason why the Hurricanes have never won the compeition, while the Bulls have won it three out of the last four years.

South African rugby doesn't have any competition besides soccer which is a completely different sport. I doubt they give a shit about "code wars" down under.

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Anonymous April 06, 2011 8:08 am

The beauty of rugby is that there ARE different styles and ways of playing the game. This weekend's game (Crusaders vs Bulls) will showcase that excellently. It will be closer than most expect, with the 'Saders edging it.
At least we can all agree on the fact that Justin Marshall is a shocking commentator :)

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Disco April 06, 2011 11:53 am

Greiffel, good stats. That silenced the detractors... I happen to agree with Von on the point of the choice of scenario. Brilliant, old school RD content.

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Stephen April 06, 2011 12:51 pm

Forgive my ignorance - perhaps someone could explain. How long does the ball have to be out of the ruck before it's considered in open play? I ask because I'm trying to understand how Botha was offside, as the ball was out of the ruck, hence in open play, in which there is no offside.
Is it because he was coming from an offside position (caused by the ruck)?

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Anonymous April 06, 2011 12:57 pm

Stephen - once there has been a ruck, the defender has to retreat to the back of the ruck. If the play opens up - for example the ball is passed out of the ruck - he has to join the defensive line in order to be considered onside again.

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Anonymous April 06, 2011 1:31 pm

If the Bulls are gonna kick to the Crusaders this coming weekend, they will let Dagg , Guildford and Maitland to run wild . Lets see Bull's tactics then .

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Anonymous April 06, 2011 3:06 pm

@ Von

Because of the sudden influx of Kiwi related videos you daft prick, and don't try and use big words, especially when you don't use them correctly - 'erroneous' means wrong or incorrect - I wasn't stating a fact, I asked a question. Perhaps you should consider some grammar lessons..

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Anonymous April 06, 2011 3:14 pm

Please explain your 'sudden influx of NZ videos' observation?

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FushAndChups April 06, 2011 4:02 pm

"Because of the sudden influx of Kiwi related videos you daft prick, and don't try and use big words, especially when you don't use them correctly - 'erroneous' means wrong or incorrect - I wasn't stating a fact, I asked a question. Perhaps you should consider some grammar lessons.."

Pretty sure the Admin is South African and more specifically, a Bulls fan.

If you perceive any bias it's probably on the back of your own. You see an influx of Kiwi videos when there is none.

Whether you're stating it as fact or not, your OP was erroneous. As is your understanding of the word itself.

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(u-p)rick April 07, 2011 12:12 am

I hope RD doesn't take any of these comments to heart! RD does a lot of work to find an edit these clips, upload them host them on here and write about them, if you don't like the video choice then fuck off.... Quite frankly the less pricks on here the better, frees up a bit of space for those who enjoy the game!

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Billy April 07, 2011 4:14 am

Awesome stuff from Lam.

Agreed with the Anon about Marshall. He is a terrible commentator, bring back Mexted, or just let Nisbo commentate by himself... either alternative is preferable to his nonsense. Also I'm not sure if I'm the only one, but I found that his Crusader bias came through pretty clearly in this game..

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Anonymous April 07, 2011 1:37 pm

Lam vs O'Brian? Think itid be a good match up

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