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Monday, May 02, 2011

Riaan Viljoen's huge drop goal against the Brumbies

Riaan Viljoen's huge drop goal against the Brumbies

While it was a huge weekend for European rugby, here's a quick clip from down south that is worth seeing, as Cheetahs fullback Riaan Viljoen slotted a massive drop goal against the Brumbies.

It's not the first time we've seen him do it either. For a fairly small guy, he's got amazing power in that boot, as was seen in the opening minutes of the Cheetahs' Super Rugby meeting with the Canberra side.

This clip is featured today, but it was by no means the only good thing to happen in the game. In fact the home side, the Cheetahs, won 47-36 to pick up only their second win of the season. Nine tries were scored in all, and despite almost blowing a 25-0 lead, the Cheetahs hung on.

Of notable mention were the two front rowers for the home side, WP Nel and Coenie Oosthuizen. The latter came up with an audacious goosestep to go with his try, while Nel scored a nice one that included an upright dive whereby his feet almost hit the ground first.

Clips of those two will be shown during the week possibly. It was a bad loss for the Brumbies though, who now slump to their seventh loss of the tournament. They did earn and bonus point though, and will be buoyed by the news that coach Jake White will be joining them soon.

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Posted at 5:45 pm | 42 comments

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Anonymous May 02, 2011 6:16 pm

first

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Anonymous May 02, 2011 6:17 pm

decent strike on him, why did he feel the need to go for it though? Was it his lack of support around him or did he just fancy having a crack for the lads??

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I hate ppl who write May 02, 2011 6:24 pm

probably something he knew he could do from the training ground. Puts huge pressure on the opposition when they have to clear, makes sure they give away the lineout rather than keep it in play

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Anonymous May 02, 2011 6:25 pm

go on son!!!

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Overthehilllock May 02, 2011 7:14 pm

That's exactly what I would have done in that situation.

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hoops May 02, 2011 7:14 pm

Why not go for it? You get the ball back.

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Anonymous May 02, 2011 7:15 pm

Impressive drop goal but where is the crowd?

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Anonymous May 02, 2011 7:20 pm

massive!

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Sander May 02, 2011 7:28 pm

That is just crazy ...what a kick!

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Anrowa May 02, 2011 8:08 pm

BOOM. Don't kick it to Viljoen, you will get punished!

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Anonymous May 02, 2011 8:09 pm

awesome!

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Anonymous May 02, 2011 9:24 pm

I love the casual jog back to his position after.

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Nicko May 02, 2011 10:15 pm

Beautiful kick... Another Fran Steyn!?

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Anonymous May 02, 2011 11:40 pm

Incredible what the difference it atmospheres can do to aid the kickers...

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Anonymous May 03, 2011 12:17 am

^I think you mean altitudes buddy...

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Anonymous May 03, 2011 1:17 am

Awesome. But what about the Cheetah's prop's swan dive for the try!? And the goose step from the other prop!?

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Anonymous May 03, 2011 1:27 am

'I think you mean altitudes buddy...'

Altitudes and atmospheres come hand in hand clown face...

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Little Chief May 03, 2011 1:36 am

massive kick consider what a small guy he is. only 1.79m tall. his technique must be perfect.

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Little Chief May 03, 2011 1:36 am

massive kick consider what a small guy he is. only 1.79m tall. his technique must be perfect.

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Little Chief May 03, 2011 1:37 am

and i even kick that far with a clearance kick, let alone a drop kick.

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Little Chief May 03, 2011 1:38 am

*even can't kick that far

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Anonymous May 03, 2011 1:39 am

Cheetahs props in action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG8dASyJ05I

One things for sure I wont be waking up early to watch the brumbies again for a long while :( gone r the days of the champion side.

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richard May 03, 2011 3:34 am

Anonymous said... Altitudes and atmospheres come hand in hand clown face...

Obviously anonymity and civility don't.

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Anonymous May 03, 2011 6:00 am

RD, apparantly at the end of the Reds / Hurricanes game when Cruden was lining up his kick at goal, the reds were yelling abuse at him. After he got the kick over he retaliated. Is there any footage of this?

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Anonymous May 03, 2011 8:05 am

Gotta love the Cheetahs! If it weren't for the big budgets of the Bulls and sharks, these boys would be untouchable.
Would love to see the Free State boys all stay in Bloem, regardless of money. Easier said than done I imagine.

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Cheis May 03, 2011 8:58 am

SHOW US THE PROP-GOOSESTEP!!!

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Anonymous May 03, 2011 9:04 am

Cheis don't be a lazy retard and look it up on youtube yourself.

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Cheis May 03, 2011 9:28 am

could you dropgoal a kickoff??

i mean, what says the rulebook?

just wondering

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Tom May 03, 2011 10:40 am

Love the entertainment factor right there. Little things like that is what helps to make rugby so enjoyable.

@richard

"Obviously anonymity and civility don't."

Well said!

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ENS Ltd May 03, 2011 11:29 am

Eventhough this happened in South Africa where the balls travels miles, that is hugely impressive from a pretty small feller. Could not have hit it more sweetly

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FitEquipment.co.uk May 03, 2011 1:20 pm

Fantastic kick, great stuff

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Anonymous May 03, 2011 1:24 pm

i wonder why the South Africans have a really big boot. in their genes perhaps?

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Goodquestion! May 03, 2011 3:16 pm

Cheis, that is a good question: can you slot a drop goal on a kickoff?

Somebody smarter than me please answer?

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Anonymous May 03, 2011 5:38 pm

"Altitudes and atmospheres come hand in hand clown face..."

hahah you're the clown face. the atmosphere they are playing in is the same as any other atmosphere in the world (the troposphere). it's only the altitude that aids the kicker. nice strike btw.

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Emmet May 03, 2011 5:43 pm

What perfect technique.

only 1 minute on the clock at 3-0 up, great start for his team.

Impressive stuff

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Anonymous May 03, 2011 6:48 pm

'hahah you're the clown face. the atmosphere they are playing in is the same as any other atmosphere in the world (the troposphere). it's only the altitude that aids the kicker. nice strike btw'

Atmospheric pressure R'tard.

At sea level it is known as 1 Atmosphere. Below sea level this increases...i.e the pressure increases....

Above sea level this DECREASES... therefore instead of playing at 1 Atmosphere they may be playing at 1/2 Atmospheres or 3/4 Atmospheres depending on the altitude...

But hey, good attempt to try and sound brainy!

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Anonymous May 03, 2011 8:52 pm

"Atmospheric pressure R'tard"

Bahahaha I always like a good dick fight!

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Anonymous May 03, 2011 10:38 pm

^ cock fighting actually...

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Anonymous May 05, 2011 7:24 am

Can we start seeing more highlights from these games? This one looked like it was a goodie

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Anonymous May 07, 2011 11:51 pm

2 bad there was no fans there 2 see it.

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