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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Paul Sackey's two tries for Toulon against Toulouse

Paul Sackey's two tries for Toulon against Toulouse

Paul Sackey scored twice within a few minutes as Toulon beat top of the table Toulouse 21-9 in their Top 14 meeting in Marseille yesterday. Fellow Englishman Jonny Wilkinson kicked the rest of the points.

It was Toulon's fifth successive win at packed French football champions Marseille's stadium, Stade Velodrome. Thanks to the win, they are now still in contention for a playoff place.

"There is little to say about the first 50 minutes! We just sat back and watched them play," said club president Mourad Boudjellal. "Then the Toulon magic clicked into gear... I think that the unexpected energy of Sackey surprised them," he added.

Sackey scored his first from two bits of pinpoint accuracy, firstly by Wilkinson with a great long pass, and then with the kick ahead that sat up nicely for him to dive on. For his second he somehow got through the Toulouse defence, leaving about four players looking a little confused.

The result leaves Toulon in seventh place, with two tough games to come, against Perpignan and then Montpellier.

Both tries are posted below, as a playlist. The first will play, then the second automatically 

Posted at 4:40 pm | 39 comments

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 4:24 pm

England need you!

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 4:24 pm

1st hahahahahah

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JAMIE April 17, 2011 5:08 pm

Fast lad. Love this guy. One of my favourite English players.

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 5:21 pm

Awesome pass from Wilkinson, and incredible scrambling for Sackey. Nice tries.

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Russell April 17, 2011 5:46 pm

anyone enlighten me as to why they don't want sackey to stay next season? I'm not up on french rugby. Has he been playing badly?

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 5:47 pm

two of the shittest most annoying commentators in history ruining this clip

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cp85 April 17, 2011 6:11 pm

Rupeni looking a little slow on the first try.

Great trys, awesome pass from Wilko for the first. Can't realistically have sackey in the england lineup if we have ashton on that wing? Handy replacement though.

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 6:31 pm

caucaunibucca, Jauzion, Medard were some of those left on their feet...

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 6:55 pm

Awful commentary!

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 7:18 pm

great tries but caucau's girth got my attention to be honest!! wow!! i can't believe he's gained that much weight!!

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 7:34 pm

"caucaunibucca, Jauzion, Medard were some of those left on their feet..."

well, actually, I think Sackey would've gotten hammered if Tolouse had needed a win. as it stands, they didn't care at all about that game, as they're already qualified, so everyone on the pitch was more careful as to ending the game uninjured...

Gui Noves himself said before the game that there are games you don't need to win at the end of a season, and there are games you actually need not to give too much efforts to if you want to do well on the important ones that follow, so...

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Jej April 17, 2011 7:43 pm

Touch of double movement for the second try in my opinion, looked like 20 had a hold on his jersey when Sackey hit the deck

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 7:45 pm

No comment on Wilkinson's 52m drop goal ?

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 7:52 pm

"well, actually, I think Sackey would've gotten hammered if Tolouse had needed a win"

What a crock, if that was the case why didn't they field a B team?

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 7:54 pm

@jej he his not held down until behind the line. As long as your up, you can go fwd...

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guy April 17, 2011 9:02 pm

some impressive rugby by toulon

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I Fancy Hillary Clin April 17, 2011 9:11 pm

Ball Sackey is a slippery fecker. Scored a similar try against Munster in the HC. Deadly

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 9:51 pm

very bad defense for the second try really!

good work by sackey though ;)

and those commentators are seriously painfully to listen to

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Chris Boy April 17, 2011 10:14 pm

can't believe that guy put boot to ball there! could have so easily gone wrong - ok so it didn't but that was a risky move to say the least!

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 10:55 pm

No breakdancing? :(

I only watch this rugby game to see the hot men do their dances.

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Anonymous April 17, 2011 11:17 pm

Superb finisher Sackey, pity Toulon never give him the ball.

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ElTigre April 17, 2011 11:28 pm

caucau looks laughably fat there

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Alexander April 18, 2011 12:14 am

....caucau.....

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4LC4TR4Z April 18, 2011 6:59 am

The problem of Sackey is that scores only for big games (Ospreys, Munster, Toulouse), and by playing 5 or 10 minutes on those games.

Spending the rest of his gametime by sleeping or being translucid.

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Anonymous April 18, 2011 8:05 am

is this site suddenly run by a frenchman? sooo many top 14 video's,lol lighten up BICTHES just winding u up. Good rugby :)

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Anonymous April 18, 2011 9:19 am

Toulon look like they have an awesome team camaraderie

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Anonymous April 18, 2011 10:56 am

"Toulon look like they have an awesome team camaraderie"
hmmm


info: Gavin Henson faught with teammates saturday night. I think it's finished for him now.

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Anonymous April 18, 2011 11:34 am

^^^^ you read that out the sun? I'm pretty sure the French team is not releasing details....

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4LC4TR4Z April 18, 2011 1:20 pm

You want details ?
On saturday night in a nightclub, after that game in Marseille, Henson was a little bit drunk, and said he "is the best player in the world" and "Van Niekerk is not a great captain" and blablabla...

By a guy here since 2 months :-D

2 teammates have not appreciate that behavior then... tried to sober him up. :-D

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Sam April 18, 2011 2:03 pm

In all honesty ^^^ that sums up henson in my eyes...

He wants to be known as the worlds best and instead of spending time building on his performance, he has some little thing in his mind telling him its not his fault, so he floats around trying to find a better team where he can show that he is the best in the world....and when they dont play him because he is yet to prove something he quits...he really is a tool in my eyes... and whilst i do not like to wish people harm or no success, i wish this guy would just fucking disappear and get a job working on a building site or something...

He had hundreds of chances to show his worth (and i truly believe he is a player that HAS talent!) yet he has squandered them over and over and in my eyes he does not deserve any more chances...

If he picks himself up and WORKS his way there then ill wait and watch, but until then im waiting for him to actually show something for all his talk!

Sad part is he is too old to do it in time...

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Anonymous April 18, 2011 2:25 pm

LOL at that guy who said toulouse weren't trying, that's utterly childish its like saying after losing in a sprint on sports day of year 3 well I wasn't trying. If toulouse were trying to keep their players in good nick for the hc why play them? They wanted to win that game if they didn't why field such a good team? Great tries by sackey, hopefully he'll make a return to the premiership some time soon!

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Sam April 18, 2011 3:18 pm

Ok, kinda has f'all to do with this video butttt:

What do professional international rugby players do when they retire?

I mean, we all have players in our clubs that are like 40 odd and still go strong and play well. So what do these 30 year old retired guys do?

i know a lot make fame still through charity work and run businesses but do any go and play for the local club? I mean, say Danny Grewcock retires from Bath or something, will he then go to his little retreat wherever and live out his years enjoying retirement doing hobbies? or will he play for the local club on weekends without the strict regime of diet and training etc?

I couldnt imagine packing it all in for good. I know we saw Will greenwood a few months ago playing in a pink jersey at some point, but is that a regular occurence...?

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David Camerons infin April 18, 2011 3:35 pm

^^Above

Depends on the person. Some might be sick of rugby after playing it non stop for 15 years - even though that seems like Heaven to us.


Some players would have bodys so battered they won't want to go near a pitch again for a while. BOD and Wilko might be two of these. I doubt they'd pack it in for good, but still.

A lot go for jobs in their clubs acedemys, or apply for coaching roles. Nearly every coach in any professional club in the world was a player at the top level at some point.

Apart from that i'd say the rest of them follow a job they want - they've earnt enough money in rugby to keep them above the breadline for a few years anyway provided they dont spend it all. Most players do medical/sports degrees at the same time. BOD's doing a coaching degree at UCL. Jamie Roberts a medical degree. D'Arcy and Sexton are doing some degree i forget the name of now.

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Sam April 18, 2011 3:48 pm

Wouldnt mind have BOD and wilkinson on my team... least then all i'd have to worry about is scrums and lineouts and 1 ruck....all the running would be sorted... BOD would get us to the halfway line, ruck, Wilko drop goal...

Drinks afterwards... hoooraaay

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fitness equipment April 18, 2011 10:07 pm

HA ha ha ha

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mise April 18, 2011 11:42 pm

just how soccer can a team celebration get?!? Check out the first try's group floor action.
Is that why crowd are booing?

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Anonymous April 19, 2011 1:01 am

got past 6 players omg

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ewww April 19, 2011 7:33 am

that was the gayest pile ever

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Anonymous April 21, 2011 12:47 pm

First try - grounding sceptical.

Forward pass for the second try............ no doubt.

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