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Friday, April 22, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Round 9 - Bust a move

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Round 9 - Bust a move

'It's the Caterpillar!' No it's not, as Greg Martin will have been told many times over the last week. In this edition of The Rugby Club, Martin admits he made a mistake when calling it, and we we get to see the ever popular, Plays of the Week.

If you have no idea what that's referring to, it is of course the moment that few will ever forget, when Digby Ioane scored a runaway try against the Bulls, and celebrated with some breakdancing . Commentator Greg Martin confidently called the move a Caterpillar .

Obviously the experts out there picked him up on his mistake right away, and he's since been corrected, repeatedly, being told it's actually called the turtle. So in this week's Plays of the Week, the focus is on busting a move, naturally.

Drew Mitchell was in studio for this week's show, and as you can see if you look carefully, was up to his tricks with Ben Robinson and his chair, which mysteriously kept popping down while he was being chatted to. That explains the giggling, if you can't work it out.

There's also the usual dose of big hits , great tries, crazy fans, and of course, some dancing girls.

:: Related Posts ::
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Posted at 2:13 pm | 70 comments

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Alexander April 22, 2011 1:19 pm

Tut tut. Caterpillar? Missing about.....a hundered-odd legs!!

NB Cipriani, great in attack, but does anyone notice how he REFUSES to defend sometimes? Seriously Cippers!!!

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Alexander April 22, 2011 1:19 pm

Tut tut. Caterpillar? Missing about.....a hundered-odd legs!!

NB Cipriani, great in attack, but does anyone notice how he REFUSES to defend sometimes? Seriously Cippers!!!

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Alexander April 22, 2011 1:19 pm

P.S. Not first

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Alexander April 22, 2011 1:19 pm

P.S. Not first

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rugbyisn'tsoccer April 22, 2011 1:27 pm

Digby is horrible example for children watching the game.

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rugbyisn'tsoccer April 22, 2011 1:27 pm

Digby is horrible example for children watching the game.

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Anonymous April 22, 2011 1:40 pm

kids should follow digby fool

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Anonymous April 22, 2011 1:40 pm

kids should follow digby fool

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Getwithitoldman April 22, 2011 1:40 pm

Yeah chasing hard, scoring tries, and having fun is totally not what rugby is all about........

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Getwithitoldman April 22, 2011 1:40 pm

Yeah chasing hard, scoring tries, and having fun is totally not what rugby is all about........

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TheMightyAB's April 22, 2011 1:40 pm

haha what a crack up need more of the turtle :)
Super 15 = entertainment

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TheMightyAB's April 22, 2011 1:40 pm

haha what a crack up need more of the turtle :)
Super 15 = entertainment

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TheMightyAB's April 22, 2011 1:41 pm

Yeh bro I can't see anything wrong with expressing your self :)

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TheMightyAB's April 22, 2011 1:41 pm

Yeh bro I can't see anything wrong with expressing your self :)

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Anonymous April 22, 2011 1:46 pm

Cipriani makes quade cooper look like jerry collins in defense.
Can come up with some brilliant attack but is a absolute fairy when he has to tackle someone.

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Anonymous April 22, 2011 1:46 pm

Cipriani makes quade cooper look like jerry collins in defense.
Can come up with some brilliant attack but is a absolute fairy when he has to tackle someone.

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Kinghitz April 22, 2011 2:09 pm

Diggers doing a breakdance, I think Roy & HGs 2000 Olympic commentary called it spinning off the flute!

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Kinghitz April 22, 2011 2:09 pm

Diggers doing a breakdance, I think Roy & HGs 2000 Olympic commentary called it spinning off the flute!

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DEO April 22, 2011 2:10 pm

That show is fucking awesome , nice one RD

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DEO April 22, 2011 2:10 pm

That show is fucking awesome , nice one RD

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EngWin2011 April 22, 2011 2:16 pm

Why can't English TV/presenters be more like the aussies. Waaaay more fun!

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EngWin2011 April 22, 2011 2:16 pm

Why can't English TV/presenters be more like the aussies. Waaaay more fun!

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Canadian content April 22, 2011 2:28 pm

Just noticed what got lost in digby's try was the fabulous kick by the lock forward. Pick, change direction n hoof before falling out of bounds, nice touch too

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Canadian content April 22, 2011 2:28 pm

Just noticed what got lost in digby's try was the fabulous kick by the lock forward. Pick, change direction n hoof before falling out of bounds, nice touch too

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Dana April 22, 2011 3:05 pm

This week Rene Ranger does his version...of the jack hammer (turtle)

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Dana April 22, 2011 3:05 pm

This week Rene Ranger does his version...of the jack hammer (turtle)

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nohomo April 22, 2011 3:19 pm

fuck me everyone's using that stupid leinster dummy runner switch move. half the french teams are using it now, especially toulouse, and now the reds... do something new.

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nohomo April 22, 2011 3:19 pm

fuck me everyone's using that stupid leinster dummy runner switch move. half the french teams are using it now, especially toulouse, and now the reds... do something new.

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Laz April 22, 2011 3:35 pm

Haha, what makes you think it's a 'Leinster move' to start with?! :)

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Laz April 22, 2011 3:35 pm

Haha, what makes you think it's a 'Leinster move' to start with?! :)

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Madflyhalf April 22, 2011 3:40 pm

ahaha they need prop-proof chairs for their guest!!

Go Aussie! :D

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Madflyhalf April 22, 2011 3:40 pm

ahaha they need prop-proof chairs for their guest!!

Go Aussie! :D

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char April 22, 2011 3:40 pm

back in your box 'nohomo'

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char April 22, 2011 3:40 pm

back in your box 'nohomo'

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DEO April 22, 2011 4:30 pm

@ no homo ,

i dont think that leinster have a patent on a wrap around, you should watch more rugby

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DEO April 22, 2011 4:30 pm

@ no homo ,

i dont think that leinster have a patent on a wrap around, you should watch more rugby

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Juggernater April 22, 2011 8:29 pm

Haha this is the kind of banter rugby should always come along with!

I was laughing my ass off... congratulations on such a funny show!!

And on a side note... Not just Cipriani but the whole Rebels team... Go back to tackle bags! Cheers

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Juggernater April 22, 2011 8:29 pm

Haha this is the kind of banter rugby should always come along with!

I was laughing my ass off... congratulations on such a funny show!!

And on a side note... Not just Cipriani but the whole Rebels team... Go back to tackle bags! Cheers

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SmellyNerfherder April 23, 2011 8:09 am

I love plays of the week, it's a grea feature on this site! I wish someone would/could make a British highlights show with a bit more banter!

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SmellyNerfherder April 23, 2011 8:09 am

I love plays of the week, it's a grea feature on this site! I wish someone would/could make a British highlights show with a bit more banter!

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Anonymous April 23, 2011 8:55 am

Digby Ioane, the man who think he was born in south central LA. Has anyone seen that terrible 'music" video he's in? Totally comical.

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Anonymous April 23, 2011 8:55 am

Digby Ioane, the man who think he was born in south central LA. Has anyone seen that terrible 'music" video he's in? Totally comical.

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bryn April 23, 2011 9:13 am

Haha the banter that the commentators have goin on is awesome.

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bryn April 23, 2011 9:13 am

Haha the banter that the commentators have goin on is awesome.

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Anonymous April 23, 2011 9:18 am

Super Rugby = Dancing with the Stars (minus the stars)

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Anonymous April 23, 2011 9:18 am

Super Rugby = Dancing with the Stars (minus the stars)

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Von April 23, 2011 10:56 am

well remember when Cipriani was at Wasps, when they were defending a set piece they'd stick a flanker in the 10 position to give more security. Obviously it was meant to be a short-term solution while he grew a bit bigger and stronger and improved his tackling technique. But it seems to have backfired because he just never seems to have honed a proper defensive instinct.

Mind you, that clip shows almost half the rest of the Rebels side being either unable or not arsed to tackle too!

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Von April 23, 2011 10:56 am

well remember when Cipriani was at Wasps, when they were defending a set piece they'd stick a flanker in the 10 position to give more security. Obviously it was meant to be a short-term solution while he grew a bit bigger and stronger and improved his tackling technique. But it seems to have backfired because he just never seems to have honed a proper defensive instinct.

Mind you, that clip shows almost half the rest of the Rebels side being either unable or not arsed to tackle too!

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Ronan April 23, 2011 12:45 pm

caterpillar v turtle only way to sort it:)

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Ronan April 23, 2011 12:45 pm

caterpillar v turtle only way to sort it:)

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Anonymous April 23, 2011 1:00 pm

Super Rugby, so awesome that the main focal point at the mo is 1980s dancing.

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Anonymous April 23, 2011 1:00 pm

Super Rugby, so awesome that the main focal point at the mo is 1980s dancing.

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nohomo April 23, 2011 1:22 pm

its not strictly speaking a leinster move, but theyve been the ones to make it popular and show that it worked. thing is, they use it all the time and now other teams are starting to use it and its annoying to see the same moved being used all the time by everyone

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nohomo April 23, 2011 1:22 pm

its not strictly speaking a leinster move, but theyve been the ones to make it popular and show that it worked. thing is, they use it all the time and now other teams are starting to use it and its annoying to see the same moved being used all the time by everyone

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nohomo April 23, 2011 1:25 pm

deo, i didn't say they had a patent. if i said "digby ione's (sp?) caterpillar", that doesn't mean he invented it or has any sort of rights to it. and it's not a simple wrap around. i think you should watch more rugby and you might be able to see its a bit more complicated than that. come at me bro

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nohomo April 23, 2011 1:25 pm

deo, i didn't say they had a patent. if i said "digby ione's (sp?) caterpillar", that doesn't mean he invented it or has any sort of rights to it. and it's not a simple wrap around. i think you should watch more rugby and you might be able to see its a bit more complicated than that. come at me bro

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DEO April 23, 2011 1:56 pm

@no homo

you said it was a dummy runner switch move (to quote) so before you start jumping on your high horse maybe pay a little more attention next time eh bru? and i will

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DEO April 23, 2011 1:56 pm

@no homo

you said it was a dummy runner switch move (to quote) so before you start jumping on your high horse maybe pay a little more attention next time eh bru? and i will

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nohomo April 23, 2011 2:34 pm

do you expect me to describe the role of every player in the move? there is a dummy runner and there is a switch. i aint on a high horse bru, just responding to what you said. come at me

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nohomo April 23, 2011 2:34 pm

do you expect me to describe the role of every player in the move? there is a dummy runner and there is a switch. i aint on a high horse bru, just responding to what you said. come at me

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danby April 24, 2011 3:11 pm

nohomo said...its not strictly speaking a leinster move, but theyve been the ones to make it popular and show that it worked.

So you associate it with Leinster because it's the only one they know how to do. You talk about it as if it's the only back move around. Most good teams at international level (the ones I see regularly anyway) have a lot of these moves and they don't just keep doing the same one.

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danby April 24, 2011 3:11 pm

nohomo said...its not strictly speaking a leinster move, but theyve been the ones to make it popular and show that it worked.

So you associate it with Leinster because it's the only one they know how to do. You talk about it as if it's the only back move around. Most good teams at international level (the ones I see regularly anyway) have a lot of these moves and they don't just keep doing the same one.

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nohomo April 24, 2011 10:52 pm

i know. leinster are shit, overrated and overuse this move. in fact, they rely on it. leinster are the most overrated side in the north hemi

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nohomo April 24, 2011 10:52 pm

i know. leinster are shit, overrated and overuse this move. in fact, they rely on it. leinster are the most overrated side in the north hemi

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Jono April 26, 2011 11:52 pm

nohomo, that move has been used in rugby for many, many, many years.
Leinster are not the first to use it, defibnatly not the first to show it worked. Are you seriously suggesting Leinster developed that move?
Do you watch much rugby? Much SH rugby.
It's a very old play type, it's been around for like 20 years. Jesus.

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Jono April 26, 2011 11:52 pm

nohomo, that move has been used in rugby for many, many, many years.
Leinster are not the first to use it, defibnatly not the first to show it worked. Are you seriously suggesting Leinster developed that move?
Do you watch much rugby? Much SH rugby.
It's a very old play type, it's been around for like 20 years. Jesus.

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nohomo April 27, 2011 3:46 pm

nohomo, that move has been used in rugby for many, many, many years.
Leinster are not the first to use it, defibnatly not the first to show it worked. Are you seriously suggesting Leinster developed that move?
Do you watch much rugby? Much SH rugby.
It's a very old play type, it's been around for like 20 years. Jesus.

maybe. but those retards have renewd its popularity and now its all they do. i watch plenty of rugby. probably more then you. sorry buddy

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nohomo April 27, 2011 3:46 pm

nohomo, that move has been used in rugby for many, many, many years.
Leinster are not the first to use it, defibnatly not the first to show it worked. Are you seriously suggesting Leinster developed that move?
Do you watch much rugby? Much SH rugby.
It's a very old play type, it's been around for like 20 years. Jesus.

maybe. but those retards have renewd its popularity and now its all they do. i watch plenty of rugby. probably more then you. sorry buddy

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Jono April 27, 2011 11:19 pm

Well, for someone who watches alot of rugby, you don't seem to know much, if anything about backline play.

You think they renewed the popularity of one of the most common, frequently used backline plays of all time hey?

Good one mate.

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Jono April 27, 2011 11:19 pm

Well, for someone who watches alot of rugby, you don't seem to know much, if anything about backline play.

You think they renewed the popularity of one of the most common, frequently used backline plays of all time hey?

Good one mate.

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